Learn How to Compete! Miss Mississippi's Teen Organizationwas organized to encourage positive achievements by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our state’s youth. Among its initiatives, the Miss Mississippi's Teen Organization hosts a state competition intended to encourage and reward the talent, communication skills, community service and academic achievement of girls between 13 and 18 years of age. The Miss Mississippi's Teen Organization has also established community-based initiatives and mentoring programs aimed at helping our state’s youth build character and gain skills necessary for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, community and business leaders, as well as participants from the state competition, the Organization continues to implement programs aimed at helping young people develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, self-worth and conviction about their own potential. The Organization’s mentoring and community-based initiatives are available to all young people between the ages of 13 and 18. The Miss Mississippi's Teen Organization awards scholarships to individuals on a basis of academic merit and civic and social achievement. Scholarships are awarded without condition or obligation to provide future services.
Phases of Competition
Private Interview (30%) Wardrobe:Delegates Choice - Fashionable Interview Attire (age appropriate) Timing:30 second opening, 9 minute Q&A, optional 30 second wrap up or closing statement. Judges will use delegate's Fact Sheet and Community Service Initiative Statement.
Performance Talent/HERStory (20%) Wardrobe: Delegate's Choice – Performance Arts Talents or HERStoryTM Presentation Timing:up to 90 seconds Performance Talent Requirements:Talent must be approved by National MAO or previously approved as listed on the most recent “Approved Performance Talent List” OR be in compliance with the guidelines for the HERStoryTM stage presentation. Evening Gown (20%) Wardrobe:Delegate’s Choice of Evening Wear Purpose: Delegate will publicly present her sense of Style wearing an evening gown in a fashion suitable for an appearance as Teen/Miss Local/Miss State. Part of a titleholder’s role is to attend galas, fundraisers, awards shows, and other formal events. This often involves walking a red carpet, posting for the press photographers, modeling in fashion shows, promoting various national fashion designers who partner with Miss America or Miss America’s Teen programs.
Final Conversation (10%) Wardrobe:Delegate’s Choice of Evening Wear Purpose: The Final Conversation will include five pillars of the brand (style, service, scholarship, success, sisterhood) and may include a “warm up” question. The delegate will have between 20 to 60 seconds to answer a ‘warm up’ question. Thereafter, the delegate will answer an additional question.
Everything You Need To Enter a Local:
How to Enter: Registering to enter is a THREE STEP process. Step One: Register with the Miss Mississippi Competition. Step Two: Register to become a member of the Miss America Organization for this year. Step Three: Register for each individual local in which you choose to compete on the member portal.