BECOME A CANDIDATE

THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION UPDATED ELIGIBILITY IN SEPTEMBER 2021

BECOME A MISS CANDIDATE

In order to meet eligibility requirements to compete for Miss Spokane, a candidate must be:

  • At least 19-years-old on December 31st of the competition year.

  • No more than 26-years-old on December 31st of the competition year.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America.

  • High school graduate or successfully completed G.E.D. by July 31st of the competition year.

  • Female, never married, not pregnant nor a parent or adoptive parent of any child.

  • Be able to meet the time commitment responsibilities.

  • Meet the requirements set forth in the Miss America Local Candidate Contract.

  • Geographic eligibility - only ONE of these is required for eligibility and must be maintained through the competition (and year of service if the candidate wins the local title):

    • (A) Residency Status: Reside in the local franchise area (see map below) for a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to entering a local preliminary competition. Proof will be a driver's license, auto registration, voter registration, property mortgage or lease in candidate's name, or tax filings.

    • (B) Student Status: Accepted and successfully registered to physically attend classes at an accredited college, university, or technical school as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours) located within the franchise area (see map below). Proof will be evidence of registration, transcripts or other official documentation from the educational institution. 

    • (C) Employment Status: A full-time employee (averaging no less than 32 hours per week) of a company located within local franchise area (see map below) for a minimum of sixty (60) consecutive days immediately preceding the date of the local competition. Proof will be paystubs, W-2 forms, income tax filing, or other relevant documentation to prove full-time employment.

  • Pay participation fees

    • $35 per competition year to register on the Miss America Organization registration website.​

    • $75 per local competition to register as a local candidate on the Miss America Organization registration website.

  • Is not a candidate, participant, or titleholder in any other local, state, regional, national, or international competition or state or local preliminary competition of similar nature to the Miss America Organization program.

See Miss America State and Local Contract for detailed eligibility requirements.

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FRANCHISE AREA

Don't live/work/go to school in Spokane? YOU'RE IN LUCK - You may still qualify to compete!

Due to low availability of local competitions on the east side of Washington, if we are the closest local competition to where you live/work/go to school, you might qualify. We accept contestants from areas including Liberty Lake, Pullman, Moses Lake, Cheney, Chewelah, Colbert, Deer Park, Colville, Colfax, Ritzville, etc.

 

Not sure if your residence/work/school qualifies? Contact us and we will let you know!

Local Competition Locations