On/Before February 10: To be eligible to model in the 2023 Fashion Show
On/Before February 17: To be eligible to compete in the 2023 Competition 


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.

  • Click HERE to input your date of birth to see if you qualify!

  • 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


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

This is the first phase of competition to take place. 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 is then 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. The interview allows insight into the candidate’s ability to fulfill the responsibilities of a titleholder and provides the opportunity to learn as much as possible about the candidate’s qualities and attributes. This phase allows insight into the commitment to advance and execute her social impact initiative and have a year of service, as well as insight into the commitment to continue her education. Also allows insight into the ability to express and distinguish her beliefs and have a true knowledge of the world around her, in addition to getting a sense of accomplishments above and beyond the resume.


Talent - 35% 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. Judges will consider the candidate’s preparatory and performance skills. Judges will look at selection of talent presentation as well as the performance and interpretive ability and technical skill level including execution, technique synchronization and control. Judges will consider the candidate's stage presence and on-stage personality as well as the totality of the elements; costume, props, music, voice, use of the body and choreography, including how enjoyable and relatable the performance is.


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. Red carpet allows a look into how the candidate exhibits her own personal style, attitude, personality, grace, presence, and confidence in evening wear or whatever a candidate would wear at a formal red-carpet event. Neither the gown itself nor the estimated cost of the gown will be considered in scoring. Judges will consider the candidate's first impression, composure, confidence, the attention she captures on the stage, her command of the stage, presence, posture, carriage, and how she appears in the spotlight. 


On Stage Question & 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. 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. Candidates will wear the same outfit they wore for the private interview phase of competition. This phase allows judges the ability to see how these discussions take place in a public forum showcasing the greater ability to communicate, stage presence, commanding presence, and relatability. Judges will also consider first impression, whether or not the candidate answers the question (not whether or not he/she agrees with the candidates response), is reflective of her generation, her interactivity, and if the candidate can serve as a role model.

Click HERE to sign up by February 17!