compete you must:
Must be at least 17 by contestant's first Local Pageant but no older than 24.
Single, never been married.
Live, work full time, or attend school full time in DELAWARE.
Be at least a high school senior.
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization.
Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the local program in which you compete.
Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization should you win the title.
Local & State Phases of Competition
Competitions scored on a scale of 1 through 10 using whole numbers only.
Interview – 25%
On-Stage Question – 5%
Talent – 35% (Talent must not exceed 90 seconds)
Evening Wear – 20%
Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit – 15%
- If you are interested in receiving more information about becoming a contestant in the Miss Delaware Pageant or a local
pageant, send an email with your name, age, address and phone number to Dulcena
Kemmerlin , Field Director of Operations, Miss Delaware Contestants.
Many young women like you are looking for a way to pay for their college education. The Miss America Organization is one of the
nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made
available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. This assistance is not just for the handful of young women who become Miss America, but is available to the over 12,000 young women
who compete in the state and local competitions as well.
Make A Difference
Our program provides a forum for raising awareness and affecting change for social issues that are important to you. In addition, The Children's Miracle Network is the official national
platform of the Miss America Organization. As a contestant you must work with this organizaiton and help in the effort of raising funds for CMN. Please visit www.missamerica4kids.org to register today!
Whatever your career or academic goals, the skills you’ll acquire through the Miss America Organization will help ready you for real world challenges.
Showcase your talents...be recognized for your knowledge and abilities...meet influential people.
Talent Music Accompaniment Information!
Remember you must keep your talent at 90 seconds or less. We highly recommend that you utilize a professional background accompaniment track rather than attempting to "cut and paste." This is
especially important for vocalists. You should search the music catalog companies for pre-cut musical accompaniment tapes. There are excellent music companies that cater to talent and pageant
competitions, producing popular songs at two minutes. We have included their web links below. Make sure you order the correct time as the companies have both original tracks and edited versions down
to the two minutes. They are very economical and can change the key to accommodate your vocal range. Make sure that you ask the Local Director what format you should submit for your music. Most Local
Directors will accept a tape or CD. Musical Creations also allows for MP3 files to be downloaded off their site for an economical fee. www.musicalcreations.com / www.omegasound.com