Would you like to compete for Miss Illinois 2024?

Are you the next Miss Illinois?
To compete in the Miss Illinois Scholarship Competition in June of 2024, a candidate must have won an official local competition or be a current fair/festival titleholder, or college/university titleholder, or registered as an At-Large candidate. Some of our official local competitions are open and some have specific geographic/regional eligibility requirements.

Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility

Age (To compete for Miss Illinois 2024 in June 2024)
You must be born in calendar years 1996 - 2006
Birth year 2006: Candidates born in 2006 may choose to compete as a Teen or Miss
Must fulfill one of the following:
Be a resident in the state of Illinois
Be enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited college or university in Illinois
Be employed on a full-time basis in Illinois
Must be a citizen of the United States of America

Step 2: Register with the Miss America Scholarship Program ($39.99)

Registration with Miss America

Step 3: Become an Illinois Titleholder

Local competitions and Sweeps are being conducted for the 2024 cycle, see Local Competitions page for more details. 
2024 Registration - Will Open Soon - For At-Large/Fair/Festival or College/University titleholder, visit our Application page to submit your information and review financial obligations.

Areas of Competition: 

Private Interview: Each Miss Illinois contestant participates in an individual 10-minute press conference-style interview with our panel of judges. Contestants are asked questions from their interview fact sheet, Community Service Initiative (CSI), education, career goals, and other topics decided by the judging panel.

Talent/HERStory: Contestants perform a 90 second talent of their own choosing. Some possible talents include singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, monologues, baton twirling, flag routine etc.
Talent Track Information

Evening Gown: Contestants model on stage in an evening gown of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a formal, black tie social event.

On-Stage Conversation: On-Stage Conversation topics will vary from preliminary nights to the final night.  More information on this requirement will be provided at the Spring Kick Off (SKO).

Health and Fitness: Contestants will walk a high-energy routine with movement and posing to demonstrate commitment to health and fitness.
What will be required?
Required documents and due dates can be found on the Instructions for Miss Illinois Paperwork page.

At-Large/Fair/Festival/College/University titles are required to register with MAO and must purchase an official crown & sash. See step 3 for additional instructions.
Local/State Scholarship Retrieval
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