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

  • Born between 2005-2010 (ages 13-18)

    • For the 2023 competition, 18-year-olds qualify for both the Miss and the Teen programs. Please contact us prior to submitting an entry form so that we may confirm if you should sign up as a Miss or a Teen.

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

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

  • Female, not 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 Contestant 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 Teen contestant (collected by the Miss Spokane Scholarship Program)

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



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

We accept TEEN contestants 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 Teen Local Competition Locations

Click on the stars below for links to more information on other local programs in Washington

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Each contestant is competing against herself and receives a score in the 1 to 10 point range, using whole numbers only. More than one contestant may receive the same score in each phase.

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Private Interview - 30% of total score

This is the first phase of competition to take place. Each contestant interviews for 10 minutes, seated at a board table with a panel of 5-7 judges. The contestant will have a 30 second opening, 9 minute interview, and is then allowed a 30 second wrap up/closing statement. Wardrobe is the contestant's choice - fashionable interview attire. Contestants are questioned on their background as presented on their resume, their community service initiative (or CSI), educational and career goals, opinions on current events/social issues, interests, hobbies, extracurricular activities, etc. The interview allows insight into the contestant's:

  • ability to fulfill the qualifications, responsibilities, duties, and term of the titleholder;

  • personal qualities and attributes relevant to the titleholder position;

  • commitment to her community service initiative or CSI;

  • ability to express her own beliefs in an authentic and relatable manner;

  • sense of accomplishments and goals above and beyond the fact sheet;

  • spontaneity, intelligence, sense of humor, charm and charisma;

  • authenticity and ability to answer questions in a conversational, unrehearsed manner;

  • ability to serve as a role model and if she is reflective of her generation.

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Talent - 20% of total score.

Each contestant performs a routine of up to 90 seconds of her own choosing, in her choice of wardrobe. Talent must be approved by the Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization or previously approved as listed on the most recent “Approved Performance Talent List” (linked HERE). The talent must be performed solo on stage. This phase of competition allows insight into the contestant's:

  • preparatory, performance or storytelling skills;

  • overall presentation skills and ability to deliver a captivating presentation;

  • interpretive ability and entertainment value relative to the category of performance art;

  • stage presence, on-stage personality and personal connection to her story;

  • ability to capture the attention of an audience while performing on stage.

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Evening Gown - 20% of total score.

Each contestant appears on stage in an outfit of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a formal "after five" social event. Neither the gown itself nor the estimated cost of the gown will be considered in scoring. This phase of competition allows insight into the contestant's:

  • ability to capture attention on stage, and individual stage presence;

  • comfort, confidence, and composure;

  • overall impression of ability to represent the Miss America or Miss America’s Teen Organization at a high profile event.

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On Stage Conversation - 10% of total score.

This question is asked immediately following the opening number, while the contestant is wearing her opening number wardrobe. This is the first phase of on stage competition. Contestants will respond to one on stage question regarding her Community Service Initiative (or CSI). Responses should not be longer than 30 seconds. This phase of competition allows insight into the contestant's:

  • commitment to the "service";

  • unique perspective on community service and it’s local impact;

  • desire to create interest in her community service initiatives;

  • intelligence, personality, charisma, and aptitude for the titleholder’s opportunity;

  • sense of composure in presenting ideas on stage;

  • interactivity with the panelists and the audience.

Health & Fitness - 20% of total score.

Each contestant appears on stage in a fitness outfit (not swimsuit). This phase of competition is where the delegate showcases her commitment to health and fitness initiatives. A contestant's discipline and commitment to being physically healthy is a key to success in all other areas of life, and representing the Miss America program. This phase of competition allows insight into the contestant's:

  • comfort and confidence level on stage;

  • overall impression of health and fitness commitment;

  • on stage presentation and energy, comfort in front of an audience, confidence;

  • ability to gauge the audience’s impression of the contestant;

  • spontaneity, and lack of “robotic” stage presentation;

  • ability to determine if delegate could serve as national health/fitness ambassador.

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