Miss Omaha & Miss Douglas County
The 2023 Miss Omaha & Miss Douglas County Scholarship Competition will take place August 5th, at Marian High School. Four young women will win the titles of Miss Omaha & Miss Douglas County and Miss Omaha's Teen & Miss Douglas County's Teen! These young women will be awarded a generous prize package, thousands of dollars in scholarships and will advance to compete for the title of Miss Nebraska the following June! Our new titleholders will receive customized preparation from our dedicated board of volunteers as they prepare for the state competition. The new Miss Nebraska will advance to compete at the Miss America competition for the opportunity of a lifetime!
Miss Division – born between years 1996 – 2006
Teen Division – born between years 2010 – 2006
Delegates must be female, US Citizens, and residents of Nebraska or enrolled in an educational institution in the state of Nebraska or employed full-time in the state of Nebraska.
Competition Scoring & Criteria
Opening Number (Not Judged)
Wardrobe: Sparkly cocktail dress of your choice (any color but black)
Personal Interview with Judges (30%)
Wardrobe: Professional Interview Attire
Interview with judges in a private room with a podium, 30-second opening, 9 Minute Q&A, optional 30-second or closing statement. Delegates are scored on the ability to fulfill the responsibilities; commitment to advance and execute her chosen community service initiative; spontaneity, intelligence, sense of humor, charm and charisma; authenticity and ability to answer questions in a conversational, unrehearsed manner, and to serve as a role model reflective of her generation.
Health & Fitness "Modeling" (20%)
Wardrobe: Delegates are required to wear attire from the Rebel Miss America collection
Delegates are scored on confidence on stage in addition to their personal commitment to health and fitness.
Evening Gown "Modeling" (20%)
Wardrobe: Evening Gown
Delegates are scored on personal style, posture, attitude, personality, grace, and presence.
Wardrobe: Attire Appropriate for Chosen Talent
90-second performance with optional use of a background track and props. Delegates are scored on entertainment value and stage presence.
On-Stage Conversation (10%)
Wardrobe: Opening Number Dress
A single on-stage question pertaining to the delegates chosen community service intiaitive.
Dotti Matthies Community Service Award
Also available to all our delegates competing is the Dottie Matthies Community Service Scholarship Award. The award is posthumously named after a Miss Omaha & Miss Douglas County Volunteer Dottie Matthies who epitomized what serving should be. This is a $200 cash scholarship and is NOT part of the judging for the competition. It is a separate award given to the delegate that has done outstanding work in her community related to her chosen social impact initiative. to apply, candidates should submit a one-page essay outlining their commitment to their chosen community service initiative.