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 2023 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 - September 24, 2022 - Completed
Jaryn Franklin
Open Competition
5:00 pm Rockridge High School 14110 134th Avenue West, Taylor Ridge, IL
Miss Capital City & Miss Land of Lincoln - October 22, 2022 - Completed
Rene Shelton
Open Competition
5:00 pm Ansar Temple, 630 S. 6th Street, Springfield, IL
Miss Chicago, Miss Windy City, Miss Cook County and Miss Gold Coast - Jan 7, 2023 - Completed
Jason Pica & Leah Gillan
Miss Chicago/Gold Coast: Open Competition
Miss Windy City/Cook County: Closed to Cook, Lake, Will, Dupage, McHenry and Kane counties
7:00 pm Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL
Miss Kankakee County -  November 19, 2022 - Completed
Gloria Sanders
Open Competition
Kankakee High School 1200 W. Jeffery, Kankakee, IL 60901
Miss Metropolis - November 6, 2022 - Completed
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 - October 16, 2022 - Completed
Nicole Monson and Christina King
Open Competition
4:00 pm 220 19th St, Rock Island, IL
Miss Northern Suburbs and Miss Lake County - October 29, 2022 - Completed
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 - January 21, 2023 - Completed
Katilyn & Kari Dixon
Closed Competition– 309 Area code
7:00 pm 1 College Drive, East Peoria, IL
Miss Quincy - January 7, 2023 - Completed
Lindsey Hess
Closed Competition– Quincy, Adams, Brown, Hancock, Schuyler, Pike and Scott counties only
7:00 pm 300 Civic Center Plaza Suite 118, Quincy, IL
Miss Southern Illinois & Miss Heartland - February 4, 2023  - Completed
Janna Harner
Southern Illinois- Closed Competition- (217) or (618) Area Codes only
Heartland- Open Competition
3:00 pm - Marion High School, 1700 Wildcat Rd, Marion, IL 62959

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