After completing the local paperwork, your next step to becoming a local contestant is to register for the local preliminary you plan to compete in at http://www.missamerica4kids.org by clicking on “New Contestant” or “Returning Contestant” on the right side of the page. This allows you to begin your fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals right away!
Each local contestant must raise $100 for CMNH by 6:00PM the night before competition to be eligible to compete. This process must be repeated for each local you attend until $500 has been raised. At that time, you may continue to compete in locals without further fundraising requirements.
After completing your local pageant paperwork, your next step to becoming a local contestant is to register for a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising page at http://www.maoteen4kids.org by clicking on “New Contestant Registration.” You only have to register once a year even if you compete in multiple local pageants. You are not required to raise any funds, but you must register for a page.