Become an Outstanding Teen Contestant

Eligibility Requirements

  • Contestant must be a minimum of thirteen (13) years of age on the first day of the state competition.
  • Contestant may not have graduated from high school before the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen National Finals, except for 16 year olds (or younger) who graduated early.
  • Contestant may not turn eighteen (18) years of age on or before July 31 of the year of the national finals in which she will compete.
  • Contestant may not be eligible to compete in the Miss America Pageant the year they compete in the nationals of the Teen Pageant. (See Section 2.2.2 – Miss America Contract)
  • Contestant must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Contestant must be a young lady of the highest moral character, integrity and standards.
  • Contestant must execute the Contestant Contract and abide by all the agreements and representations contained therein.

Although additional eligibility rules exist with which contestants must comply, the table below is designed to assist with determining the eligibility for a contestant to compete in a Miss America’s Outstanding Teen state or local pageant, based upon the age/education eligibility rules of the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organizations:

Age/Education Chart for Eligibility to Compete in 2018 WIOTeen State/Local Pageants (2)

Age as of MM/DD/YYYY (3)

Age as of the End of the School Year – Spring 2018

School Classification – Spring 2018

Age as of July 31, 2018

Eligible for 2018 Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen Pageant

Eligible for 2018 Miss WI Local “Miss” Scholarship Pageant at Age 17

12

12

N/A

12 (1)

No (1)

N/A

12

12

N/A

13 (1)

Yes (1)

No

17

17

Junior

17

Yes

No

16

17

Junior

17

Yes

No

16

16

Senior (4)

16

Yes

No

16

16

Senior (4)

17

Yes

No

17

17

Senior (5)

18

No

Yes

17

17

Senior (5)

17

No

Yes

17

18

Junior

18

No

No

18

18

Junior

18

No

No

(1) Eligible if the contestant reaches 13 years of age by the first day of the 2018 Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen competition.

(2) This chart represents eligibility based on a potential contestant’s age and education.  There are other eligibility requirements and rules including: residency, citizenship, other personal characteristics, contractual and other obligations, and any special requirements of the local or state organization.

(3) The last day that a local Miss pageant may be conducted in the state.

(4) In this case the contestant could also be a high school graduate or have received her G.E.D.

(5) In this case the contestant must graduate from high school or receive her G.E.D. by the end of the spring 2018 school year.

Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen advances to compete at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.

If you are interested in competing please visit our Local Miss and Outstanding Teen Pageants page. You will find information on all of the local competitions held in Wisconsin. Some pageants are local competitions for which the pageant franchise only includes a specific community, county or region. There are also open competitions which includes the entire state of Wisconsin.