Teen

INTERVIEW (25%)

Teen interviews are 6 minutes long. 



Contestants are NOT allowed to shake the judges' hands.

Overall “First Impression” 
Exceptional communication skills including speech, vocabulary,
and grammar 
Confident, commanding presence and a charismatic personality
 Attractive and stylish in an age-appropriate manner
Knowledge and understanding of her Platform Issue
Leadership and a sense of accomplishment
Ability to express and distinguish her beliefs
Ability to fulfill the role and responsibilities of the titleholder

TALENT (35%)

Each contestant has 90 seconds to perform their talent. 

Overall “First Impression”
Selection and performance - Distinguishes personality
Technical skill level
Entertainment value
Interpretive ability
Stage presence and on-stage personality
Total of all elements - Music, costume, voice, choreography and use of body, props

EVENING GOWN 
& QUESTION (25%)

Overall “First Impression”
Sense of confidence and composure
Poise, personality and stage presence
Walk, carriage, posture, and beauty
Sense of style and age appropriateness of the evening wear
Ability to answer the question she was asked, as well as make the audience want to listen to her answer

Activewear (15%)

Overall “First Impression”
Physically Fit
Dynamic presence 
Shows energy and a healthy vitality
Sense of confidence and self-assurance

Platforms

While Platforms are not presented through a public presentation, they may be asked about in interview and may be discussed informally on-stage with the emcee or in a video presentation, at the director's discretion. 

Miss

interview (35%)

Miss interviews are 9 minutes and 30 seconds long with an optional 30 second closing (10 minutes total)

Contestants are NOT allowed to shake the judges' hands.

Overall “First Impression” 

Exceptional communication skills including speech, vocabulary, 
and grammar 
Confident, commanding presence and a charismatic personality 
 Attractive and stylish in an age-appropriate manner 
Knowledge and understanding of her Platform Issue 
Leadership and a sense of accomplishment 
Ability to express and distinguish her beliefs 
Ability to fulfill the role and responsibilities of the titleholder

Talent (35%)

Each contestant has 90 seconds to perform their talent. 

Overall “First Impression”
Selection and performance - Distinguishes personality
Technical skill level
Entertainment value
Interpretive ability
Stage presence and on-stage personality
Total of all elements - Music, costume, voice, choreography and use of body, props

Evening Gown (10%)
& Question (5%)

Overall “First Impression”
Sense of confidence and composure
Poise, personality and stage presence
Walk, carriage, posture, and beauty
Sense of style and age appropriateness of the evening wear
Ability to answer the question she was asked, as well as make the audience want to listen to her answer

Public
Presentation (15%)

Each contestant will have two minutes in which to perform their public presentation.

Overall “first impression”
Does the contestant understand the topic?
Is she sincere?
Speech, vocabulary and grammar
Posture, poise and grace
How does she present herself in respect to her topic?
Is she or could she be a good role model?