2023 National Teen Competition

Miss America's Outstanding Teen National Competition

51 candidates. Over $100,000 dollars in scholarships. One winner. Don't miss the chance to find out who will earn the job of Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2023.

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The 2023 Teen Competition will be held August 10th-12th, 2022 in Dallas, TX

The Miss America Organization is thrilled to announce the Hyatt Regency Dallas as the host for the 2023 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition! Come spend a few days enjoying everything Dallas has to offer and watch 51 of our nation’s most talented young women compete for thousands of dollars in college scholarships.  Keep scrolling to see more info on tickets, hotel booking, events, and more. 

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Competition event details and tickets

The Miss America Organization has secured an exclusive discount at the Hyatt Regency for those coming to Dallas for the Teen Competition. Please click the button below to book your hotel room for the competition (and maybe even a long weekend in Dallas!).

The Teen Competition will take place over August 10th-12th including two Preliminary night competitions and the Finals. All seats are general admission, with premium VIP seats available right in front of the stage in between the two runways. For pricing and to purchase tickets for each night, or to take advantage of our 10% off 3-night package, please follow the link below or keep scrolling to the bottom of the page.

 

***UPDATE: VIP seats have sold out, but there are still general admission tickets available***

The competition week isn’t just about what’s happening on stage – friends, family, and fans can join us for other MOATeen events and take advantage of exclusive MAOTeen discounts on Dallas activities and attractions.

We will be announcing more discounts soon, so please sign up for our newsletter and be sure to check “Teen Updates” so you don’t miss anything!

Teens In Action Breakfast

Meet the finalists for the Teens in Action Scholarship and hear their final interviews with a separate panel of judges, featuring Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Marcelle LeBlanc. Each participant will present her Social Impact Cause and field questions as she competes for a $1000 scholarship.

Have breakfast with the university representatives awarding in-kind scholarships and the Empower Academy Pre-Teen Ambassadors and Teen Advocates. This exclusive breakfast is an opportunity to see the power of volunteerism within the Teen program. You’ll also have the chance to bid on exclusive MAOTeen and MAO camps and merchandise in a special silent auction.  Please purchase tickets before arriving.

Is your child not quite ready to compete on stage? The Empower Academy is a leadership camp for age groups 6-12  and 13-19 that takes place in conjunction with our national Teen and Miss America competitions. Participants will experience three event-filled days of workshops and fun during the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition August 10th-12th, 2022. Registration includes tickets to all events, a swag bag, and more. Sign up by July 7th using discount code “EAEARLY” for 25% off! And if you sign up before June 30th your child will be recognized in the MAOTeen Competition Magazine.

We are pleased to announce the return of the annual MAOTeen Century Club. We are seeking the support of 100 donors who are willing to contribute $100 each, providing the $10,000 2nd place scholarship awarded during the national competition in August. The first 100 donors will become members of this generous group and will be recognized in the national competition magazine.

100% of Century Club donations are earmarked for scholarships and are 100% tax deductible. Click below to help support our scholarship program! 

Please scroll down the page to see the schedule or click here: Schedule of Events.

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The Century Club

We are pleased to announce the return of the annual MAOTeen Century Club. We are seeking the support of 100 donors who are willing to contribute $100 each, providing the $10,000 2nd place scholarship awarded during the national competition in August. The first 100 donors will become members of this generous group and will be recognized in the national competition magazine.

100% of Century Club donations are earmarked for scholarships and are 100% tax deductible. Will you help us in our mission to provide scholarships to young women? 

Teens win scholarships

Visiting Dallas

We hope you’re as excited as we are about our new home in Texas! As a major metropolitan city with tons of family-friendly attractions, Dallas is an ideal host for the Teen Competition. When you’re not attending MAOTeen events, you can check out the Dallas Arts District, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the iconic Reunion Tower, or even spend a day at Six Flags. Go to VisitDallas.com for more info on local attractions.

Hyatt Regency Dallas

Our new host venue is right in the center of the action for all things MAOTeen as well as downtown Dallas. Please click below to book your hotel rooms in our room block to take advantage of our exclusive MAOTeen discount.

The Empower Academy

Is your child not quite ready to compete on stage? The Empower Academy is a leadership camp for age groups 6-12  and 13-19 that takes place in conjunction with our national Teen and Miss America competitions. Participants will experience three event-filled days of workshops and fun during the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition August 10th-12th, 2022. Registration includes tickets to all events, a swag bag, and more. Sign up by July 7th using discount code “EAEARLY” for 25% off! And if you sign up before June 30th your child will be recognized in the MAOTeen Competition Magazine.

Empower Academy participants in 2021

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

AUGUST 2022

8TH - MONDAY

  • 10:00 AM – GALLERIA MALL VISIT & LUNCHEON

    Open to the public

  • AFTERNOON – CANDIDATE PRODUCTION FILMING

    Closed to the public

9TH - TUESDAY

  • ALL DAY – CANDIDATE REHEARSALS

    Closed to the public

  • 1:00 PM – CANDIDATE PARENTS MEETING

    Closed to the public

  • 2:30 PM – MAO STATE LEADERSHIP MEETING

    Closed to the public

10TH - WEDNESDAY

  • ALL DAY – EMPOWER ACADEMY DAY 1
  • 9:00AM-4:00PM – CANDIDATE PRIVATE INTERVIEWS

    Closed to the Public

  • 9:00 AM – MERCHANDISE & SPONSOR BOOTHS

    Open to the public

  • AFTERNOON – CANDIDATE TALENT REHEARSALS

    Credential required

  • 6:30PM – PRELIMINARY COMPETITION NIGHT 1

    Ticket required

  • 8:30PM – CANDIDATE VISITATION

    Credential required

11TH - THURSDAY

  • ALL DAY – EMPOWER ACADEMY DAY 2
  • 9:00AM-4:00PM – CANDIDATE PRIVATE INTERVIEWS

    Closed to the Public

  • 9:00 AM – MERCHANDISE & SPONSOR BOOTHS

    Open to the public

  • AFTERNOON – CANDIDATE TALENT REHEARSALS

    Credential required

  • 6:30PM – PRELIMINARY COMPETITION NIGHT 2

    Ticket required

  • 8:30PM – CANDIDATE VISITATION

    Credential required

12TH - FRIDAY

  • ALL DAY – EMPOWER ACADEMY DAY 3
  • 8:30AM-10:30AM – TEENS IN ACTION BREAKFAST

    Ticket required

  • 9:00 AM – MERCHANDISE & SPONSOR BOOTHS

    Open to the public

  • AFTERNOON – CANDIDATE REHEARSALS

    Closed to the public

  • 5:00PM – FINAL COMPETITION

    Ticket required