Local Competitions

Types of Competitions

Open Competition: You must be a resident, full-time employee, or full-time student at a college or university in Illinois.

Closed Competition: You must be a resident of the specified area, full-time employee in the specified area, or full-time student in a college or university located in the specified area.

College Competition: You must be a full-time student at the listed college or university.
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How to Find Local Competitions

To compete in the Miss Illinois Scholarship Competition, you first must compete and be awarded a local title at one of the many local competitions. There are many opportunities to compete in the official preliminaries for the 2024 Miss Illinois Scholarship Competition. All information is subject to change; contact local competition directors for most up-to-date information. 

Local Competitions

Miss Blackhawk Valley -  November 2024
Jaryn Franklin-Dennehey
Open Competition
Rockridge High School 14110 134th Avenue West, Taylor Ridge, IL
Miss Capital City & Miss Land of Lincoln - October 13, 2024
Rene Shelton
Open Competition
5:00 pm 420 S 6th St, Springfield, IL
Miss Chicago, Miss Windy City, Miss Cook County and Miss Gold Coast - February 3, 2024
Leah Gillan & Trevor Walker
Miss Chicago/Gold Coast: Open Competition
Miss Windy City/Cook County: Closed to Cook, Lake, Will, Dupage, McHenry and Kane counties
Irish American Heritage Center - 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Miss Kankakee County - November 2024
Gloria Sanders & April Minniefield
Open Competition
Kankakee High School 1200 W. Jeffery, Kankakee, IL 60901
Miss Metropolis - Fall 2024
Sandy Farmer & Leesa Foster
Venue: Metropolis Community Center – 900 W 10th Street Metropolis, IL
Closed Competition– Must live, work, or attend school in Massac County, attend Shawnee Community College or live in Pope or Johnson County
4:30 pm 900 W 10th St, Metropolis, IL
Miss Mississippi Crown - Fall 2024
Nicole Monson and Christina King
Miss Mississippi Crown - Open Competition; Miss Bloomington-Normal - Closed Competition - McLean, Woodford, Tazewell Counties
4:00 pm - Illinois Wesleyan University - Bloomington, IL
Miss Northern Suburbs and Miss Lake County - Fall 2024
Robin Ruchti and Kristen Hadap
Northern Suburbs: Open Competition
Lake County: Closed Competition to the counties of Lake, McHenry, Kane, Dupage, and Cook
3:00 pm 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL
Miss Peoria Metro & Miss Central Illinois - December 2024
Kaitlyn Dixon & Kari Dixon
Miss Central Illinois - Open Competition; Miss Peoria Metro - Closed Competition– 309 Area code
7:00 pm 1 College Drive, East Peoria, IL
Miss Quincy - January 2025
Lindsey Hess & Marcy Hess
Closed Competition– Quincy, Adams, Brown, Hancock, McDonough, Pike, Schuyler and Scott counties only
7:00 pm 300 Civic Center Plaza Suite 118, Quincy, IL
Miss Southern Illinois & Miss Heartland - Fall 2024
Janna Harner & Annika Kronenwetter
Southern Illinois- Closed Competition- (217) or (618) Area Codes only
Heartland- Open Competition
2:00 pm - Carterville High School, 1415 W Grand Ave, Carterville, IL 62918

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