Each candidate participates in an individual 10-minute press conference-style interview with our panel of judges. There are typically 5-7 judges on a panel. Candidates are questioned on their background, educational and career goals, opinions on current events and social issues, their social impact initiative, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities. The judges will have the candidate’s submitted resume and social impact initiative for the interview. The candidate can utilize the last 30 seconds of the interview time for a closing statement of their choice.Talent:
Candidates perform a 90 second routine of their own choosing. Some possible talents include all types of singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedic monologues, baton twirling and ventriloquism.Talent Track Information
: Each candidate appears on stage in an outfit of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a formal, black tie social event. Pantsuits, cocktail dresses and evening gowns are all appropriate for this phase of the competition.On-Stage Interview & Social Impact Pitch:
The candidate will have 30 seconds to answer the on-stage interview question. Immediately following the answer, the candidate will present the social impact pitch. The social impact pitch should be a short presentation /explanation of the candidate’s social impact initiative and is between 10 and 20 seconds at the local competition.