Eligibility for Miss Contestants

The Miss America Organization's contestant age eligibility requirements are based on a calendar year, not a pageant cycle. In order to be eligible to compete in a local or state competition, a contestant cannot be older than twenty-four (24) years of age on December 31st the year she could be chosen to represent her state in the National Finals.

In order to meet age eligibility requirements to compete in local competitions for the 2015 State Competition, a contestant must be at least 17 years of age and her birth year can be no earlier than 1991.


To compete in the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant, a contestant must first win a local preliminary pageant. Some locals are open and some have specific geographic eligibility requirements, based on where you live, attend school full-time, or work full-time. To find a local pageant in your area... click here. Below you see a list of eligibility requirements shared by all local programs:

Eligibility for Teen Contestants

To become Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen, a contestant must first win a local competition, a process requiring personal commitment, hard work and talent. To compete in the Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen program, you need commitment, perseverance, talent and ambition.

To compete you must...