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Become a "Miss" or "Outstanding Teen" Candidate


Are You the Next "Miss Urbana"or "Miss Urbana's Outstanding Teen?" It's time to start your journey

Each year, thousands of young women participate at the local, state and national levels, culminating in the selection of 51 national finalists who compete for the title of Miss America. One of them could be you!

To become Miss America, a candidate must first enter and win a local competition like Miss Urbana, and then compete to represent her state—a process requiring hard work, talent and personal commitment. As a State Titleholder, a candidate may only compete once at the national Miss America Competition.

This is an Open Program which means you must be a resident, full-time employee, or full-time student at a college or university in the State of Maryland to participate.

To become a candidate for Miss Urbana, click on the “Register Here/Contact Us” tab or you can contact: or text: 240-489-1729.

Step 1:
Find a Local Scholarship Program in Your Area like Miss Urbana
Step 2: Determine Your Eligibility
Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 25. You must be 18 years of age by the first day of the State Competition Week in June. You must also be a resident of Maryland, full time student at a college or university in Maryland, or employed full time in the state of Maryland.

Private Interview: Each candidate participates in an individual 10-minute press conference-style interview with our panel of judges. There are typically 5 judges on a panel. Candidates are questioned on their background as presented on their fact sheet, their educational and career goals, their opinions on current events and social issues, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities.

Talent: Candidates perform a 90 second routine of their own choosing. Some possible talents include all types of singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedy monologues, street art demonstration, baton twirling, a science experiment,  CPR demonstration,  and ventriloquism.

On-Stage Question and Self Expression: 
Each candidate will be asked one on-stage questions.  As a Miss Urbana Candidate, you will receive proper guidance and opportunities to practice interview, talent, your social impact statement and on stage questions before the actual program.  We are here to help you succeed!

WHAT WILL BE REQUIRED (we will provide all the necessary paperwork at Orientation and give you guidance on how to complete them). Examples of some of the forms are:
Social Impact Initiative 
Local Candidate Miss America Organization (MAO) Contract.
The Miss Urbana winner will be required to help raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN).

The road to Miss America begins at the local program level.
Miss Urbana welcomes you!


Step 1: Find a Local Program in Your Area

Step 2: Determine Your Eligibility
To be eligible to compete, you must be a young lady who is age 13 by the start of the state program in June and not older than 17 by July 31st of the program year. You must also be a resident of Maryland or attend school full-time in Maryland (private, public or homeschooled). 

AREAS OF COMPETITION (we will provide guidance and practice prior to the program):
• Private Interview–  6 minutes
Active Wear (we will teach you the fun and short routine)
• Talent– 90 seconds
• Evening Wear
• On-Stage Question
• Scholastic Achievement
* Miss Urbana’s Outstanding Teen will be encouraged to help raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN).

There is a $50 registration donation for all Teen Candidates which is due at Orientation. 

To become a candidate for Miss Urbana’s Outstanding Teen, click on the “Register Here/Contact Us” tab or contact:, Text 240-489-1729

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