To compete you must—

  • High school graduate before 2018 State competition.
  • Between 17-24 years of age and no older than 24 years of age on December 31, 2018 (Miss America 2017).
  • Never been married
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Want to earn scholarship dollars for college education
  • Have a talent such as music, vocal, drama or dance
  • Have a  platform or cause to promote
  • Meet character requirements as set forth by the Miss America Organization
  • Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibility as set forth
  • Promote and raise $100 for the Children’s Miracle Network by July 1,2017 (must raise to compete in the pageant)