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American Pageants
2018 National Titleholders

American Pageants is happy to invited you to apply to for a chance to compete at our National Pageant by applying for an appointed title. An appointed title is available in your area since we do not currently hold a pageant in your state or region. If you qualify under these rules, please fill out this application. Once your application is submitted, a board of judges will review it and get back to you with your result within 2 weeks. As an appointed titleholder, you would advance directly to the national competition to represent your state or region. Make sure you hurry! Titles are awarded on a first come, first serve basis for qualified applicants and will be awarded from December 1st through September 1st. Reigns for appointed titles are from May to May.

2018 Fees

Appointed Title Fee – $400
National Entry – 1 Required Ad Page in National Program Book $600
(Discounts are available!)

Each titleholder will receive a custom handmade crown, a custom sash from The Sash Company, an American Pageants’ t-shirt, single-photo ad page design, high resolution digital picture package, a year long reign, and the opportunity to compete for the national title and more than $40,000 in scholarships, awards and prizes.

American Pageants’ National Event

When? November 27-December 1, 2019
Deadline to Apply? September 15, 2019

Age Divisions:
Little Miss of America (7-9)
Young Miss of America (10-12)
Junior Miss of America (13-15)
Miss Teen of America (16-18)
Miss of America (19-26)

Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, Florida

About American Pageants

The American Pageants Scholarship Program is NOT A BEAUTY PAGEANT. Founded in 1983 as Miss Teen of America and rebranded in 2017 as American Pageants, this scholastically based event recognizes young women ages 7-26 for their outstanding personal achievements, leadership abilities, and artistic, creative or athletic talents. American Pageants truly celebrates excellence in today’s youth and puts an
Accent on Achievement™.

Our organization believes that everyone who participates is a winner. Each participant will have the experience of meeting and making friends with other outstanding young women throughout the state. The event will foster fun, friendship, self-improvement, self-confidence and inclusion.


  • Participants must be a resident of the United States and between 7 and 26 years old as of January 1 the year of competition.
  • Participants must never have been married, have had a marriage annulled, or is/have been pregnant.
  • If competing at a state or regional pageant, the participant who wins the title will represent the state at the National Pageant.
  • The decision of the judges is final. In the event that a Titleholder is disqualified or chooses to relinquish her title, the First Runner-Up will be declared the Titleholder. If title is appointed At Large, another candidate can be selected.


Cody Smith, Family Member/Pageant Coach
Phone: 229-457-3936 Email

Sandi Watts, Parent
Phone: 817-909-2581 Email


The Miss Teen of America Scholarship Pageant completely changed the trajectory of my life. I was a girl from a small, rural town who never dreamed of competing in a pageant. I applied to the pageant on a whim, because my best friend thought it would be something fun for us to do, to meet other teen girls like us, over an otherwise dull summer. I never anticipated that I would win Miss Teen of New York, or go on to be chosen as Miss Teen of America, but that is exactly what happened. My final two years of high school leading into college were completely transformed. My entire world was expanded. Whereas I had not really travelled outside of my small town, I suddenly was traveling all over the United States and Australia. I served as the youth ambassador for an anti-smoking organization, giving speeches in front of the American Cancer Society, rallies, and state legislative breakfasts. I met with youth groups and spoke with them about leadership and character. Most importantly, I made the most amazing friends with the women of this organization that will last my entire lifetime. One such friend, another state titleholder, encouraged me to apply to Yale University, where she was a freshman at the time. Prior to my involvement with Miss Teen of America, I would have never had the confidence in myself or my abilities to have applied to a school like Yale. Eight years have passed since I received the title of Miss Teen of America, and I have since graduated from Yale with a degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, and am now halfway through my law degree at Notre Dame Law School. I would have never had taken the leap of faith to apply to Yale (nor have had the credentials on my application) were it not for the Miss Teen of America Scholarship Pageant. Miss Teen of America has given me so many amazing experiences, skills, and a family that the thought of what would have happened to my life had I not competed in the pageant scares me. I would encourage any young woman who wants to make the absolute most out of her life and her abilities to apply for the Miss Teen of America Pageant. It can absolutely change your life.

Carlene Miller
Miss Teen of New York,
Miss Teen of America

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