PHASES OF COMPETITION

All delegates will compete in the following stages of competition:

Interview, Dream Job Runway, Evening Gown, and Onstage Question.

INTERVIEW (30%)

Judges will be looking for the delegate's ability to express themselves clearly and must project a pleasant personality at all times. Interviews are conducted round-robin style. Focus is primarily on the delegate's personal information provided by the delegate with the National Paperwork on April 15th. Interview outfits should make the delegate look her best. It may be a dress or outfit appropriate for a job interview or church and should be age-appropriate. 

Judging criteria: speaking skills, demeanor, personality, beauty, grooming, and fashion sense. 

Little Miss Interview: 2 minutes

Young Miss and Pre-Teen Interview: 3 minutes

JR Teen, Teen, Miss, and Ms. Interview: 5 minutes

DREAM JOB RUNWAY (30%)

This outfit should be something very fun and reflect the delegate's dream job or personality. This can be a dress, a coordinated outfit, a pantsuit, or a blinged up uniform. Have fun with this phase of competition! For example, if the delegate's dream job is to be an airline pilot, make the uniform fun or sparkly.

Judging criteria: confidence, on-stage presence, modeling, personality, overall look, and creativity. 

EVENING GOWN (30%)

One full-length gown of the delegate's choice in a style and color that also best compliments the delegate. Shoes can be clear acrylic, nude, or the same color as the dress. Gowns should also reflect the delegate's age. Any color is acceptable.

Judging criteria: confidence, on-stage presence, modeling, poise, elegance, beauty, and fashion sense.

ONSTAGE QUESTION (10%)

Delegates will be asked an age-appropriate, random question during this phase of the competition. Delegates will have 30 seconds to answer the question with confidence and composure. 

Judging criteria: confidence, composure, clear and concise answers, and the ability to answer the question asked.

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