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Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization

2829 S. Grand Blvd #101

Spokane, WA 99203

MissSpokaneOrg@gmail.com

© 2019 by Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization

JUDGING CRITERIA

MISS CANDIDATE JUDGING CRITERIA

The swimsuit competition has been eliminated for the 2020 competition. Updated 4/11/19.

  • Private Interview (25% of total score)

Each candidate participates in a private 10-minute press conference-style interview with a panel of judges. There are typically 5 to 7 judges on a panel. Candidates are questioned on their background as presented on their resume, their educational and career goals, their opinions on current events, social issues, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities. Scoring is based on communication skills, including personality, intelligence, validated opinions, emotional control, overall first impression and personal appearance, and whether the candidate possesses the overall qualities and attributes of a Miss Spokane.

  • Talent (40% of total score)

Candidates perform a routine of up to 90 seconds of their own choosing. Possible talents might include singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedy monologues, baton twirling and ventriloquism. Other talents that can be performed solo on a stage are also possible. Scoring is based on contestant's skill and personality, interpretive ability, technical skill level, stage presence and the totality of all elements, including costume, props, voice, use of body and choreography.

  • Evening Wear & Social Impact Statement (20% of total score)

Each candidate appears on stage in an outfit of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a formal "after five" social event. Scoring is based on the overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality and stage presence, walk and posture, appropriateness of attire and sense of attractiveness.

  • On Stage Interview (15% of total score)

Response to one on stage question, written by a member of the panel of judges and is considered a continuation of her private interview. The candidate is judged on sense of confidence, personality, stage presence, richness of voice, expression, vocabulary, and sincerity.

TEEN CANDIDATE JUDGING CRITERIA

The Miss America's Outstanding Teen Organization stated that their phases of competition will remain the same during the changes to the Miss America Competition.

  • Private Interview (25% of total score)

At the local level, each candidate participates in an individual 6-minute interview. There are typically 5 to 7 judges on a panel, and the interview is press-style, with the candidate standing at a podium. Candidates are questioned on their background as presented on their fact sheet, their educational and career goals, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities. Scoring is based on overall communication skills, including personality, intelligence, validated opinions, emotional control, overall first impression and personal appearance.

  • Talent (35% of total score)

Candidates perform a 90 second routine of their own choosing. Some possible talents include all types of singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedy monologues, baton twirling and ventriloquism. Other talents that can be performed solo on a stage are also possible. Scoring is based on contestant’s skill and personality, interpretive ability, technical skill level, stage presence and the totality of all elements, including costume, props, voice, use of body and choreography.

  • Lifestyle and Fitness (15% of total score)

Each candidate briefly appears on-stage in workout attire. The workout attire is comprised of a workout top, yoga pants (or something similar), and tennis shoes. Scoring is based on overall first impression, statement of strong physical fitness and health, sense of attractiveness and presence, display of energy, charisma and expression, sense of confidence and composure.

  • On-Stage Question in Evening Wear (25% of score)

Each candidate appears on stage in an evening gown of her own choosing; something appropriate for her age. Each candidate will answer a question on-stage. The objective is to evaluate the candidate's ability to think on her feet and answer a question of general interest to people her age, including, but not limited to, local, state, and national current events. The candidate will then model her evening gown.  Scoring is based on overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality, stage presence, walk and posture, appropriate of attire, sense of attractiveness, extemporaneous response to an on-stage question, the candidate's ability to answer the question in the context in which it was asked, and the candidate's ability to handle the pressure of speaking on stage in front of an audience.

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