Frequently Asked Questions

Your age division is determined by your age on June 1, 2021 Little Miss of America Division is 7 to 9 years old. Young Miss of America Division is 10 to 12 years old. Junior Miss of America Division is 13 to 15 years old. Miss Teen of America Division is 16 to 18 years old. Miss of America Division is 19 to 26 years old. Ms. of America Division is 20+ (any marital status).
All you have to do is fill out a free application on our website! Apply today!
If a state does not have an official state director or state pageant, you can still compete at nationals with an appointed title! Fill out a free application today!
An appointed title can be awarded to an applicant that resides in a state or region that does not have a local competition. Appointed titles are awarded through an application process.
Contact the national office for information about qualifying for an appointed title.
No. There is not a swimsuit competition within our Judging Criteria.
While we do not require a talent performance within our official competition, you can feature all of your talents and skills on your Personal Development Resume. If you do have a performing talent to show off, we offer an optional talent competition.
Photogenic, Talent, Fun Fashion, Sportswear just to name a few! Stay tuned to our social media as we announce new optional competitions leading up to our 2023 national event.
As you research us, we hope that you will discover the positive influence that American Pageants will have on you. We know that you will love the family atmosphere we've worked hard to build!
Everyone is invited to attend pageant events open to the public. Your supporters are, of course, a major reason why you are an exceptional person and we hope that you will bring your cheerleaders along to celebrate your excellence and achievements.
Information about our fees can be found here.
Absolutely! Anyone can sponsor your pageant expenses. Family, friends, businesses can all be sponsors.
You can pay online at the pay feature at the top of the page.
Absolutely not! Our program is great for both seasoned competitors and newbies alike! Both experienced and inexperienced girls have won titles in our system. Both experienced and inexperienced girls have seen personal growth by participating in our system.
Candidates should look age appropriate and feel confident.
Check with your state director to find out costs and promotions available in your area.
We ask that national titleholders stay dedicated to representing American Pageants during their year of service. Therefore, they cannot compete for or hold another title during their reign.
No, your appointed title is awarded with the stipulation that you will compete at the national pageant.