Areas of Competition
☆ Resume (10%) ☆
Prepare a resume listing academic achievements, extra-curricular involvements, program participations, career details, etc. Be sure to highlight everything that makes you you. Younger contestants should list any programs or athletics they are involved with including Mommy & Me classes. This area is a great introduction so include what sets you apart. Think quality over quantity.
☆ Photogenic (15%) ☆
Select two recent color or black & white photograph showcasing your personality. Professional photographs are not required, but typically score well. We recommend one headshot and one 3/4-to-full-length shot.
☆ Community Service & Involvement (15%) ☆
What organizations have you been involved with? Do you like to volunteer? Let us know how you are involved in your community.
☆ Talents & Skills (10%) ☆
What are your passions & special talents? Are you an artist? An Athlete? An author? Showcase your unique abilities.
☆ Leadership (10%) ☆
List any opportunities you’ve had to lead any group large or small. Include leadership in school, your career, sports teams, etc.
☆ Academics (10%) ☆
Where do/did you attend school? What extracurricular activities are/were important to you? Submit any report cards, transcripts, diplomas, or other awards.
☆ 3 Essays (10% each) ☆
Contestants will be given 3 essay questions to answer in 350 words or less and will be scored for each essay based on thoughtfulness, honesty, and quality. Contestants will be given age-appropriate essay questions based on their division. Little Miss contestants may receive help as needed with the reading and writing, but the content must be her own. All other contestants must write their essays independently.