Become a Participant

Why participate? Do it for the…

  • Applause!  Receive recognition for your efforts and your community
  • Personal Development – Gain valuable experience and develop life skills
  • Crown & Awards! Winners receive scholarships toward tuition for college/grad school & a crown!
  • Glamour – Red carpet moments await.
  • Adventure…..Explore new interests, discover new opportunities
  • Sisterhood! Make lifelong friends with other like-minded motivated women
  • Growth….Foster a positive, self-motivated mindset to achieve your goals

Eligibility for 2026 and beyond.

To become a local or state participant for the Competition Cycle 2026, (some states starting locals in March of 2024) competing as a State Titleholder at nationals in January 2026, you must meet the age criteria as shown below.  

  • Miss America 18-28 – must be 18 by state competition,  and no older than 27 at state competition
  • Miss America’s Teen 14-17 –  must be 14 by state competition and no older than 17 at state competition.

For All Ages
you must ALSO meet criteria as shown below:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a female
  • Single
  • No legal dependents
  • Meet residency requirements for competing in your city or state


To learn more, become a Club America Member today!