How do I qualify for the Miss Teen or Miss program?
- A resident of the community and/or attend a school in the community for which title you are running for at least six months prior to the date of registering.
- Never have been married.
- Never given birth nor now a parent.
- Meet the age requirement
- Must be between the ages 18-25.
- Must be 14 by date of pageant
- Must not be older than 17 date of pageant.
What are the areas of competition and how are they scored?
- Evening Wear (25% of total score)
Each contestant appears on stage in a gown of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a charity event or appearance. Scoring is based on overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality and stage presence, walk and posture, carriage and grace, appropriateness of attire and sense of style.
- Personal Interview (35% of total score)
Each contestant participates in an individual 10-minute press conference-style interview with our panel of judges. There are typically 5 to 7 judges on a panel. Contestants are questioned on their background as presented on their fact sheet, their educational and career goals, their opinions on current events and social issues, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities. Scoring is based on overall first impression, validated opinions and responses in context, poise, personal appearance and attractiveness, personality, intelligence, style, emotional control, speech, vocabulary, grammar, ability to have a confident and commanding presence; knowledge, understanding, and ability to articulate, sense of accomplishment, ability to fulfill job responsibilities.
- “Spirit of the Valley” Costume Presentation (15% of total score)
The “Spirit of the Valley” Phase of competition is designed to allow judges to see into the creative side of each contestant and their overall research of historic or current facts of the community. Contestants will present themselves in a costume of their choosing which best reflects their community, High School, Culture or anything of their choosing. Scoring is based on overall first impression, statement of creativity, presence; display of energy, charisma, and expression, sense of confidence and composure.
- On-Stage Question (20% of total score)
The On-Stage Interview phase of competition is comprised of questions of a general nature nor something taken from the private interview. The objective is to evaluate the contestant’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. Scoring is based on overall first impression and the judges should ask themselves: 1. Did the contestant answer the question in the context in which it was asked? 2. Can she handle the pressure of speaking on stage in front of an audience? 3. Will young people see her as a role model who is reflective of today’s generation?
- Academic Achievement (5% of total score)
Official sealed Transcripts are submitted and judges may consider the overall academic achievement during the Personal Interview by considering the following:
1. Has the student maintained at least a “B” average during the past academic year?
2. Would her academic achievements place her in the top 10% of your (the judges’) institution?
3. Is she taking Advanced, AP, or IB courses?
4. Does she hold leadership positions in her school and extracurricular activities?
5. Based on the information before you, do you believe this student would meet the description of a” titleholder”?
- Pre Pageant Participation (5% of total score)
The Pre Pageant Participation phase is judged by the Directors of the Program. They provide input on each contestant’s participation in pre pageant events & functions. The objective is to evaluate the contestant’s commitment to competition and seriousness of participating.
Do I have to have a "certain look?"
- No, this is not about looks, this is truley a scholarship program. The judges look for a young lady looking to futher her educational goals as well as a young lady who is community minded and wants to be involved in her city. this is a working pageant, meaning, although you will attend formal funtions, we do encourage communiy services and volunteerism
Where do I get my dress for the Evening Wear competition?
- Please do not rush out to buy a dress! Borrow one, use an old one, or ask the director, we can find one for you to rent at a nominal fee. If you feel that a new dress will suit you, make sure the dress works for your body, Remember if your uncomfortable in the dress, don’t wear it!
How much money does all this cost?
- As a contestant, you are requested to fundraise for our Program Book. Contestants can fundraise and sell ad space to sponsors. Keep in mind that a sponsor does not have to be a single business or person. Sponsorships can come from multiple businesses and/or groups of family and friends.
How do I get a sponsor?
First, you must share the amazing news… you are a contestant competinh for your Community Title! That, in itself, is quite an accomplishment and you are and your family and friends should feel very proud! So tell everyone! And make sure everyone knows what an exceptional opportunity this is for you. They should be very willing to help sponsor you for two reasons,
1) They know you and your family
2) They want to support you just like you’ve been supporting them.
When you begin looking for sponsors, you should first make a list of all the people you know (family, friends, etc.) and all the people you do business with, such as…
Once you have a complete list, begin asking for sponsorship!
What can I expect to gain from this experience?
Building confidence, making lasting friendships, working hard towards a goal, being a role modeln Not to forget the purpose of this program is to award scholarships to a students attending High School or College. This Program is designed to benefit the students by awarding academic scholarships and give participants the ability to become connected in many of the social and philanthropic activities of the Valley. Together, the participants will continue to sponsor our community service programs.