Applause! Receive recognition for your efforts and your community
Personal Development – Gain valuable experience and develop life skills
Crown & Awards! Winners receive scholarships toward tuition for college/grad school & a crown!
Glamour – Red carpet moments await.
Adventure…..Explore new interests, discover new opportunities
Sisterhood! Make lifelong friends with other like-minded motivated women
Growth….Foster a positive, self-motivated mindset to achieve your goals
Eligibility To become a participant for the next Competition Cycle (starting May 2023) you must meet all criteria as shown below:
For Miss America – birth years 1996 – 2006
For Miss America’s Teen – birth years 2010 – 2006
Be a United States citizen
Be a female
Meet residency requirements for competing in your city or state
For local competition deadlines, including their dates and locations, please contact the specific local director for the competition of interest: Miss Program>How to Compete>Local Competitions
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.
Health & Fitness (20%) Wardrobe: Delegate's Choice of Rebel X Miss America Collab Red Collection fitness outfit. Timing:High energy stage routine with movement and posing no longer than 20-30 seconds. Purpose:This phase of the competition is where the delegate showcases her commitment to health and fitness initiatives, which is a key to success in all other areas of life.
Delegates must wear Rebel Athletic wear from the Miss America Collection for this portion of competition. Click HERE to shop. Use code: MAOMS2023
Performing Arts Talent/HERStory (20%) Timing:Up to 90 seconds Purpose: To underscore the Miss America and Miss America's Teen commitment to supporting performance arts education initiatives and women's individual efforts in dance, music, opera/vocal, drama, magic, oratory and circus arts.
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.
On-Stage 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 FOUR 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 by contacting the Local Director. Step Four: Submit the Delegate Registration Paperwork Download the Delegate Information Packet below for complete details!