Midwest Regional

Are you or someone you know an achiever in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, or Iowa? If so, we are pleased to invite you to apply to compete at the Midwest Regional Pageant! With comprehensive judging criteria, our pageant recognizes young ladies ages 7 and up for their outstanding personal achievements in service, scholastics, leadership abilities, artistic creativity, and athletic talents as well as confidence, personality, and poise. American Pageants truly celebrates excellence in today’s youth. American Pageants believes that everyone who participates is a winner. 

Event Details

The Midwest Regional Pageant will be held virtually on April 22-23, 2022 for the Junior, Teen, Miss, and Ms. age divisions. To apply for this regional pageant, please fill out the application linked above. Applicants that qualify for this regional event will receive more information in a follow-up email. Applicants that fall within the Little and Young age divisions do not qualify for this event, but can apply for an appointed state or regional title using the same application linked above.

  • Entry fee and paperwork due February 5, 2023
  • Video introduction due February 19, 2023
  • Interview competition held February 25, 2023
  • Winners announced February 26, 2023

Virtual Pageant Judging Criteria

  • Resume One: Personal Development of Talents & Skills – 20%
  • Resume Two: Achievement & Service in School & Community – 20%
  • Resume Three: Scholastic and Professional Record – 20%
  • Introduction video posted to social media – 10%
  • Virtual Interview with judges – 30%

To see our National Pageant Judging Criteria, click here


Rules for Applicants

  • Applicants must be age 7 and up as of June 1, 2023 prior to the national competition.
  • Participants must be a resident of the United States and have residence, attend school, or work in the state or region she represents.
  • Participants must never have been married, have any children, or be pregnant unless they are competing in the Ms division. 
  • The participant who wins a title at a state or regional pageant will represent the state or region at nationals.
  • In the event that a State Titleholder is disqualified or chooses to relinquish her title, another candidate can be chosen to compete at Nationals in her place.
  • Titleholders must commit to continue to the next level of competition or forfeit her title and prize package.
  • Additional Terms of Entry may be found in our Terms and Conditions.

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