To become Miss Texas or Miss Arkansas, a candidate must first win a local competition, a process requiring personal commitment, hard work and talent. More than twelve thousand young women participate each year in the local and state events, culminating in the selection of 53 national finalists who vie for the Miss America title. To compete in the Miss America program - all you need is commitment, perseverance, talent and ambition.
To compete you must:
Miss Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalent by July 31st of the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes; no older than twenty- five (25)years of age as of the last day in the calendar year of the state Competition in which she competes (December 31, 2020).
Miss Candidates must be a resident of Texas or Arkansas, or a full time student at a College or University in the state she is competing.
Be a United States citizen.
Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain town or state.
Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization.
Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.
Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities as set forth by the local program in which you compete.
Each candidate must raise a minimum of $100 for the Children’s Miracle Network to compete in a Miss Texas/Arkansas local competition. If you compete in more than one local competition, you must raise a minimum of $100 for each local competition you enter up to a total of $500. Once you have raised a total of $500, you are not required to raise more money and can enter as many local pageants for which you qualify in the current pageant year.