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Are you the next Miss Indiana?

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.

Step 1: Find a Local Pageant in Your Area

To find a local pageant in your area, click on the interactive map to the left. Click on the pins to find more information about a specific local pageant. Or visit our Local Pageants page.

Step 2: Determine Your Eligibility

Contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 24. You must also be a resident of Indiana, full time student at a college or university in Indiana, or employed full time in the State of Indiana.

Areas of Competition:

  • Private Interview: Each contestant participates in an individual 10-minute press conference-style interview with our panel of judges. There are typically 5 judges on a panel. Contestants 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.
  • Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit: Each contestant briefly appears on stage in a one or two piece swimsuit and footwear of her own choosing.
  • Talent: Contestants 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, baton twirling and ventriloquism.
  • Evening Gown: Each contestant appears on stage in an outfit of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a formal, black tie social event. Pantsuits, cocktail dresses and evening gowns are all appropriate for this phase of the competition.
  • On-State Question: Each contestant will be asked one or two on-stage questions.

What will be required?:

Are you the next Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen?

To compete in the Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen 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 or attend school.

Step 1: Find a Local Pageant in Your Area

To find a local pageant in your area, click on the interactive map to the left. Click on the pins to find more information about a specific local pageant. Or visit our Local Pageants page.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to compete, you must be a young lady between the ages of 13 (by the state pageant in June) and 17. (You cannot be 18 before July 31 in the year of the state pageant.) You must also be a resident of Indiana or attend school full-time in Indiana. And you must not be eligible to compete in the Miss America Competition.

Areas of Competition:

  • Private Interview
  • Active Wear
  • Talent
  • Evening Gown
  • On-State Question
  • Scholastic Achievement

What will be required?:

  • Resumé
  • Platform Statement
  • Local Contestant Contract