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.
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Contestants:
- Must be at least thirteen (13) years of age on the first day of the State Competition in which she competes; and
- Must not be older than seventeen (17) years of age as of July 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes, unless she is 18 years old and has not graduated from high school as of July 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes.
For the avoidance of doubt, 13 to 17 year old high-school graduates, as well as 18 year old non-graduates as of July 31st, must compete at MAOTeen level.