If you are interested in becoming a contestant in the Miss Statesville Scholarship Competition or Miss Statesville's Outstanding Teen Competition, please refer to the descriptions and links below, read the information, and fill out the "Prospective Contestant Fact Sheet" for the appropriate division. When completed, email A member of our committee will contact you with further information upon receipt of the form.
To compete for the title of Miss Statesville's Outstanding Teen you must:
1. A contestant shall not be less than thirteen (13) years of age on the date of the commencement of the State Competition in which she competes, nor more than seventeen (17) years of age on December 31st in the calendar year in which she will compete in the MAOTeen National Competition
2. Live and go to school full-time in North Carolina for at least 6 months prior to the local pageant
To compete for the title of Miss Statesville you must:
1. A contestant shall not be less than eighteen (18) years of age and a graduating high school senior on the date of the commencement of the State Competition, nor more than twenty-five (25) years of age on December 31st in the calendar year in which she will compete in the National Competition
2. Live, go to school or work full-time in Iredell County for at least 6 months prior to the local pageant
Additionally, all Miss contestants are required to raise a minimum of $100 for Children’s Miracle Network. If this requirement is not met, contestants will not be allowed to compete. All Outstanding Teen contestants are required to set up a CMN fundraising page and are encouraged, but not required, to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network.
If you meet the above requirements and would like to request additional information and/or a contestant contract, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phases of Competition for Miss Statesville's Outstanding Teen
Private Interview: (25%) Contestants will meet with the judges for an 6 minute private interview. Dress is age-appropriate business attire of the contestant’s choosing. An interview dress, skirt/blouse, or pants and a blouse are acceptable examples.
Talent: (35%) Contestants must present a 90 second talent presentation of their choosing. Talent presentations MAY NOT exceed the 90 second time limit. For production purposes, we strongly encourage that no two contestants use the same song.
Evening Gown/Onstage Question: (25%) Contestants may wear an evening gown of their choice. Evening gowns should be teen-appropriate. Contestants will be asked one question from their Resume and one question about their community service platform.
Physical Fitness: (15%) Contestants will perform a short, choreographed fitness routine. They will learn this routine at the contestant meeting. Contestants are not judged on how well they execute kicks, etc. They will be judged on how physically fit they appear on stage while performing this short routine.
Outstanding Teen Entry Fee: $100
For more information on the Miss America Outstanding Teen program, please visit: www.maoteen.org
Phases of Competition Miss Statesville
Private Interview: (25%) Candidates will meet with the judges for an 10 minute private interview. The Private Interview phase of competition allows insight into the candidate’s ability to fulfill the responsibilities outlined in the job description and provides the opportunity to learn as much as possible about the candidate’s qualities and attributes to fulfill the position. Allows insight into the commitment to advance and execute her social impact initiative and have a year of service, not celebrity, 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. Dress is age-appropriate business attire of the candidate’s choosing. An interview dress, skirt/blouse, or pants and a blouse are acceptable examples.
Talent: (40%) Candidates must present a 90 second talent presentation of their choosing. Talent allows insight into the candidate’s preparatory and performance skills. Looks at selection of talent presentation as well as the performance and interpretive ability and technical skill level including execution, technique synchronization and control. Allows insight into stage presence and on-state personality and a look at the totality of the elements; Costume, Props, Music, Voice, Use of the Body and Choreography, as well as how enjoyable and relatable the performance is. Talent presentations MAY NOT exceed the 90 second time limit. For production purposes, we strongly encourage that no two contestants use the same song.
Evening Wear/Social Impact: (20%) Candidates may wear an evening gown of their choice. Evening Wear/Social Impact allows a look into a how the candidate exhibits her own personal style, attitude, personality, grace, presence and confidence while making her own statement about her mission for the job. Looks into composure, confidence, the attention she captures on the stage, her command of the stage, presence and how she appears in the spotlight. Allows ability to judge first impression reaction and a look at posture and carriage while providing a chance to hear a candidate’s presentation of her social impact initiative for social media in a different setting.
On-Stage Interview: (15%) The On-Stage Interview phase of competition advances the same criteria as the personal interview by bringing it on stage in an interactive and substantive highly energetic way to showcase each candidates’ intelligence, personality, charisma and aptitude for the job.
Miss Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for the Miss Competition. In lieu of the entry fee, each Miss Candidate is asked to raise $100 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
For more information about the Miss America Organization, please visit: www.missamerica.org