Become a Miss Candidate
(Ages 18 to 28)
Eligibility to compete:
The eligible age range for any Miss Contestant for Calendar Year 2024 Competitions is18 to 28 years old.
Must be a United States Citizen and a female.
Must live, work, or be a student full time in the state of Washington. Additionally, must live, work, or be student full time in Yakima County if competing for Miss Yakima County
Must meet character criteria as set forth by the official Miss America contract. (See contract)
Must not hold a title in the Miss America Organization or another similar system at the time of the competition.
Should you win, must commit to competing in the Miss Washington 2024 competition.
Photos of the 2021 Miss Washington Competition Courtesy of Keith Krueger
To learn more about the Miss America eligibility guidelines click here.
Areas of Competition:
Wardrobe: Contestant's Choice-Stylish Interview Attire (age appropriate)
Timing:30 second opening,
9 minute Question and Answer,
optional 30 second wrap up or closing statement.
Wardrobe: Delegate to be in Opening Number Outfit.
The preliminary conversation question should be a single question asked on stage regarding the Delegate’s Community Service Initiative (CSI) and response should not be longer than 30 seconds.
Examples of Fitness Wear options include yoga/dance/athletic wear. Judges to evaluate the following: Overall First impression of a Dynamic Presence, Radiates Health, High Energy, Engaging Vitality, and a Sense of Confidence
Wardrobe: Delegate’s Choice–Performance Arts Talents or HERStory™
Presentation Timing: Up to 90 seconds.
Talent must be approved by National office or previously approved as listed on the most recent“ Approved Performance Talent List” OR be in compliance with the guidelines for the HERStory™ stage presentation.
Wardrobe: Delegate’s Choice of Evening Wear- Appropriate for Red Carpet
Delegate will publicly present her sense of Style wearing an evening gown in a fashion suitable for an appearance as Teen/Miss Local or State.
What You Win:
Official Miss America local crown and sash
A $1,000 Scholarship
A chance to compete for the title of Miss Washington 2024 and potentially Miss America
Miss Washington preparation to include mock interviews, mock pageants, paperwork consultations, and wardrobe consultations.
Official photos (sponsored by Danielle Bailey Photography)
Official Royalty Bouquet