To become Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, a contestant must first compete to represent her state, a process requiring personal commitment, hard work and talent. To compete in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen program, you need commitment, perseverance, talent and ambition.

To compete you must:

  • Be a young lady between the ages of 13 and 17 (click here to view the Age/Education Eligibility Chart)
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain town or state.
  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization.
  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.
  • Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the local program in which you compete.
  • Must not be eligible to compete in the Miss America Competition.

If you are interested in receiving more information about becoming a contestant in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen program, use the state organization contact information and navigate to the state in which you are interested in competing. Once there, you will find contact information for the state as well as the link to the state’s website where you can find even more information about becoming a contestant in the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen systems.