Congratulations on taking your first step towards the title of Miss America or Miss America’s Outstanding Teen!
Participating in a Miss America Local Preliminary is a wonderful and unique experience.
You will gain poise and confidence, hone your interview and public speaking skills, make many new friends, and become a part of the largest scholarship organization for young women in the world.
Our Local Executive Directors and committee members work year round to make this experience and scholarship money available to you.
Along with all that you will gain by becoming a contestant, there are certain expectations of you.
The best time to begin your preparations is now. Fall brings with it a return to school, homework, exams, and new activities. Please take this info consideration as you make your decision.
The time to make a thoughtful decision as to whether or not you will compete is now!
Miss Nevada Contestant Eligibility
Must be at least seventeen (17 ) years of age at the time of her first competition and no older than twenty-four (24) years of age on December 31st of the year she is chosen to represent her state in the National Finals.
Must be a high school graduate or have successfully completed the GED testing program for high school equivalency or have successfully completed the academic requirements for entry into a college/university degree program by July 30th immediately preceding the National Finals.
See Age Chart below for details.
Areas of Eligibility:
A contestant must meet one (1) of these areas of eligibility in order to compete.
Contestant must be a resident of the State of Nevada for at least six (6) months prior to the first local pageant. Residence is defined as the primary address that is used to establish residency for drivers license, automobile registration, tax filings, etc.
Contestant can be enrolled in and physically attending classes on a full- time basis at an accredited college or university in the state of Nevada for a minimum of 6 months.
Contestant can be employed on a full- time basis for at least six months in the state in which she intends to compete.