Mandatory Competition Areas

Each Division will have six phases of competition to determine the overall winner of the Division.  They include:


  • Interview (30%)

  • Personal Introduction (5%)

  • Fashion Modeling (20%)

  • Evening Gown (20%)

  • Fitness (20%)

  • Community Service (5%)


Included in the cost of registration, each delegate will also be considered for the following Special Honors and Trophy  (one per Division):

  • Top Scholar Award

  • Role Model Award

  • Community Service Award

  • Missionary Award

  • Most Tickets Sold

  • Future Business Leader

  • Spirit Award 

  • Miss Congeniality 

Delegates will also have the opportunity to participate in optional competitions during pageant week to receive a Special Recognition Award, Cash Prizes and Invitation to Nationals for the following:

  • Talent

  • Miss Photogenic

  • Cover Model/Photo Shoot

  • Spokesmodel

  • Actress

 Evening Gown Competition: 

20% of your score comes from this phase of competition. Presentation in Evening Gown is the finale' competition and gives each delegate the opportunity to capture the audience and judges through her natural beauty, personality, poise, and grace in a floor length gown.  A variety of gown types are permitted. Delegates should ensure their choice is age appropriate and makes them look and feel their best. 


 30% of your overall score comes from this phase of competition. Interview will be done panel style. The Interview Competition is your time to shine in front of the judges. It will be brief, but will give you the opportunity to introduce yourself and discuss your personal goals and objectives. It is also an excellent time to let the judges know why you should be crowned a Miss American Teen Queen!


  20% of your overall  score will come from this phase of competition. Delegates will model an athletic-wear outfit to receive a physical fitness score. The outfit will be selected by the pageant and consist of coordinated aerobic or athletic attire. Judges will be looking for the individual who is confident, energetic and healthy, with a strong sense of self-esteem. 

 Fashion Modeling:

 20% of your overall score will come from this phase of competition. The Fashion Modeling competition is a chance for each delegate to show their sense of fashion and style.  The outfit can be a dress, pants, shorts, skirts, dressy or even high glitz! This is the fun outfit, however, no denim is permitted. The outfit can have a theme, just remember that it is not a costume contest. Natural modeling ability, confidence and poise onstage are evaluated.

 Personal Introduction:

The Personal Introduction will be the first time the judges will see you in front of a live audience.  This will be your opportunity to shine!  Each delegate will have 15-30 seconds (max) to introduce herself to the audience (name, age, title) and include a fun fact about herself.

 Community Service

Giving back to the community in which we live is an important part of being in the Miss American Teen family.  Delegates will be given a score on their community service hours (6 hour minimum)