TEEN PROGRAM

2023 Entry Will Open Late Summer/Early Fall 2022

QUALIFICATIONS

In order to meet eligibility requirements to compete for Miss Spokane's Outstanding Teen 2023, a candidate must be:

  • At least 13-years-old on May 26, 2023.

  • No more than 18-years-old on December 31, 2023.

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

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

  • Be enrolled in an accredited public or private school with passing scores or receiving instruction at or above grade level in a home school program meeting the qualifications of state law.

  • Meet the additional requirements set forth in the Miss America Local Teen Candidate Contract (click HERE to download).

  • Geographic eligibility - only ONE of the following is required (A or B) 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 (30) days prior to entering.

    • (B) Student Status: Registered for classes with full-time status in the local franchise area (see below) prior to the local competition.

  • Pay participation fees

    • $35 per competition year to register on the Miss America Organization registration website (collected by the Miss America Organization, not the Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization)

    • $100 (early bird) / $150 (regular) to register as a Miss Spokane's Outstanding Teen candidate (collected by the Miss Spokane Scholarship Program)

Eligibility requirements are subject to change as new guidelines are provided by the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization.

FRANCHISE AREA

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

We accept TEEN candidates from Spokane County, Pend Oreille County, Stevens County, Lincoln County, Adams County, and Whitman County!

 

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

Miss Washington's Outstanding Teen Local Competition Locations

Click on the stars below for links to more information on other local 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.

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Private Interview - 30% of total score

Each candidate interviews for 8 minutes, standing in front of a panel of 5-7 judges. 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.

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Talent - 40% 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.

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Red Carpet & On Stage Interview - 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. On-stage question is important to the judges in determining how well a candidate can respond under the pressure of an audience. These questions range in their topic from current events to the job of a titleholder. Miss Spokane's Outstanding Teen is a public figure and keeping composure during stressful or awkward situations is an essential part of the job.

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Lifestyle & Fitness - 10% of total score

This phase of competition is designed to see how well the candidate maintains a lifestyle of good physical health and whether or not she has the sense of confidence and self-assurance needed to be a titleholder. This phase is performed in active-wear, not swimsuits.