2023 Entry Will Open Late Summer/Early Fall 2022
In order to meet eligibility requirements to compete for Miss Spokane 2023, a candidate must be:
At least 19-years-old on December 31, 2023.
No more than 26-years-old on December 31, 2023.
Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
High school graduate or successfully completed G.E.D. by July 31, 2023.
Female, never married, not pregnant nor a parent or adoptive parent of any child.
Meet the additional requirements set forth in the Miss America Local Candidate Contract (click HERE to download)
Geographic eligibility - only ONE of the following is required (A, B, or C) 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 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 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 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 (collected by the Miss America Organization, not the Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization)
$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.
Eligibility requirements are subject to change as new guidelines are provided by the Miss America Organization.
Don't live, work, or go to school in Spokane? YOU'RE IN LUCK - You may still qualify to compete!
We accept candidates from east of the Cascades - areas including (but not limited to): Cheney, Chewelah, Clarkston, Colville, Deer Park, Kettle Falls, Liberty Lake, Moses Lake, Newport, Pullman, Ritzville, Spokane Valley, Walla Walla, and more!
Not sure if your residence/work/school qualifies? Contact us and we will let you know!
Miss Washington Local Competition Locations
Click on the stars below for links to more information on other local miss programs in Washington
PHASES OF COMPETITION
Each candidate is competing against herself and receives a score in the 1 to 10 point range, using whole numbers only. More than one candidate may receive the same score in each phase.
Private Interview - 35% of total score
Each candidate interviews for 10 minutes, seated at a board table with a panel of 5-7 judges. The candidate will be interviewed for 9 minutes and 30 seconds and then is allowed a 30 second closing. Candidates are questioned on their background as presented on their resume, their social impact initiative, educational and career goals, opinions on current events/social issues, interests, hobbies, extracurricular activities, etc. This is the first phase of competition to take place.
Talent - 25% of total score
Each candidate performs a routine of up to 90 seconds of her own choosing. Possible talents might include singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedy monologues, poetry, baton twirling, or ventriloquism. The talent must be performed solo on stage.
Red Carpet - 15% 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.
On Stage Interview & Social Impact Pitch - 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. Answers should be limited to 20 seconds. Immediately following the onstage interview, the candidate will deliver a 10-20 second social impact pitch, which at her discretion can include a statement on the initiative's importance, her work and plans with the initiative, or other information.