Would you like to compete for Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen 2023?

Are you the next Miss Illinois' Outstanding Teen?

To compete in the Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen Competition in June of 2023, a candidate must have won an official local competition or register 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
You must be at least 13 years of age by the first day of the State Competition in which you would compete (June 6, 2023);
You must not be older than 18 years of age as of December 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which you could compete (December 31, 2023).
To further clarify: The Teen Candidate cannot turn nineteen (19) years of age at any time during the calendar year in which she could compete at the State Competition (January 1st through December 31st).
Residency
Must fulfill one of the following:
Be a resident in Illinois
Be enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited public or private school, or home schooled within the state of competition.
Citizenship
Must be a citizen of the United States of America

Step 2: Register with the Miss America Scholarship Program ($35)

Register

Step 3: Become a Teen Titleholder or Register as an At-Large Teen Candidate

To find a local competition in your area, visit the competitions page of theMiss America Organization’s Member Portal to find more information about the specific local competitions available. 
Teen candidates are not required to pay the local competition fee of $75. 
Use code “TEENLOCAL” to register without being charged the $75 fee.
To compete as an At-Large candidate, visit our Application page to submit your information and review financial obligations.

Areas of Competition

Private Interview: Each Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen candidate participates in an individual 8-minute press conference-style interview with our panel of judges. Candidates are asked questions from their resume, social impact initiative, education, career goals, and other topics decided by the judging panel.

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

Red Carpet: Candidates model on stage in an outfit of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a formal, black tie social event.

On-Stage Interview: Candidates will be asked one question written by the judges as a continuation of their Private Interview.

What will be required?

Required documents and due dates can be found on the Instructions for Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen page.
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