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Contestants are categorized by GRADE, not AGE and standing by FALL 2025


Kindergarden- 6th Grade- Elementary

6th, 7th or 8th Grades - Junior High

9th, 10th, or 11th Grades -  High School

12th-College - Collegiate (Up to Age 27)


NOTE: Collegiate may be 2 year school, 4 year school, trade school, business school, and online students.

NOTE: 6th Graders can compete in 6th grade Elementary or Jr. High

NOTE: Homeschooled Students May Compete.

Competition Categories



Contestant interviews are 5 minute panel style, private interviews with the judges. Questions will be based on contestant's resume and age-relevant topics. Topics may include the following: peer pressure, today's role models,

leadership, etc. It is always a good idea to stay informed on what is going on in your

community, state and nation. The judges will be scoring each contestant on her ability to communicate, answer questions concisely and consistently, her character and her overall presentation.

Attire: career style dress is suggested along with coordinating heels. Jumpsuits and professional suits allowed.

This category represents 40% of the contestant's overall score.

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Contestants will model a fun outfit that shows off their personality. It can be anything that you choose: dress, high-low dresses, pants, jumpsuit, etc. Think "high fashion New York runway". No swimsuits, denim, or hats! Each contestant will model their outfit on stage to fun, upbeat music. Judges will be looking for contestants' personality on stage, an outfit that shows off contestants' uniqueness, personality and confidence.

This category represents 20% of the contestant's overall score.



The contestant's evening gown choice should reflect her own personality and style. Gowns must be floor length. Full skirts or ball gowns are recommended for the Junior High division. Gowns with slits, in the High School division, need to be age appropriate. Only the Collegiate division is allowed to wear gowns with full slits. (COLLEGIATE: Please use good judgment)Judges will award points based on overall appearance, beauty, poise, stage presence, fashion sense and the contestant's ability to project comfortable elegance.

This category represents 40% of the contestant's overall score.

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