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Miss Omaha Teen & Miss Douglas County Teen

Miss America’s Teen, Inc. was organized to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living, and community involvement of our nation’s youth.

 

As a subsidiary of Miss America's Teen, the Miss Omaha & Miss Douglas County Scholarship Program hosts an annual day-long competition in August where two young ladies are named the new Miss Omaha' Teen and Miss Douglas County Teen. These young ladies are awarded a scholarship and prize package and advance to compete at the Miss Nebraska Teen competition the following June. As titleholders of the Miss Omaha & Miss Douglas County Scholarship Program, these young women will receive customized preparation from our dedicated board of volunteers as they prepare for the state competition. In addition to winning a cash scholarship of $2,300, the new Miss Nebraska Teen receives access to full-ride in-kind scholarships to a number of different colleges and universities and advances to compete at the Miss America's Teen competition in July where she has the opportunity to win up to $30,000 in additional cash scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be at least 13 years of age as of December 31, 2023

  • Be no older than 18 years of age as of December 31, 2023

  • Be a United States citizen and a resident of Nebraska

  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America’s Teen Organization.

  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements

  • Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth 

  • Complete and sign the candidate contract and complete the contestant information/talent sheet

  • Complete the Resume and Platform statement according to the instructions as set forth 

  • Register as a candidate with the Miss America Organization ($35 registration fee), then register as a local Miss Omaha candidate with the Miss America Organization (fee waived, use code "TEENLOCAL")

Competition Cost

  • All candidates must register with the Miss America Organization ($35 fee) this registration is valid for the entire competition year.

  • The top two scoring candidates will be named Miss Omaha Teen 2024 & Miss Douglas County Teen 2024 and will be required to compete at the 2024 Miss Nebraska Teen competition in North Platte, NE in June of 2024. This is a week-long commitment and candidates will be provided with lodging and meals. 

 

Competition

Opening Number (Not Judged)

Wardrobe: TBD

Private Interview (25% of total score)

The Private Interview phase of competition is an opportunity for the judges to learn as much as possible about the contestant – her personal qualities and attributes, her level of communication skills, opinions and aspirations, sense of accomplishment, poise, and presence as well as her ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position judges have been requested to fill. Individual interviews with a panel judges are 6 minutes long and take place the morning of the competition. Contestants are questioned about their background as presented on their fact sheets, their educational and career goals, their interests, hobbies, and extracurricular activities. Additionally, candidates can be questioned about any major current events related to their chosen social impact statement or career interest. Scoring is based on overall first impression, communication skills, vocabulary,  grammar, confidence and charisma, an ability to express and distinguish her beliefs, style and age appropriateness, leadership, a sense of accomplishment, and lastly her overall knowledge and understanding of her chosen social impact initiative.

 

Active Wear (15% of total score)

Talent (35% of total score)

A display of the candidate's dedication to perfecting an art is seen through the performance of a 90-second talent routine of their own choosing. Examples of possible talents include singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedic monologues, baton twirling, ventriloquism, martial arts, etc. Scoring is based on a candidate's skill and personality, interpretive ability, technical skill level and stage presence. 

 

Evening Wear & On Stage Question (25% of total score)

Candidates exhibit their poise, grace, and intelligence through their appearance in evening wear and answering of an on-stage question. Candidates can select an outfit of their own choosing, representative of what they would wear to prom or a formal event. Although contestants typically wear ball or evening gowns; pantsuits, tea-length dresses and cocktail dresses are all appropriate forms of attire for this phase of competition. Scoring is based on overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality, and stage presence walk, posture, carriage, and grace, appropriateness of attire, and sense of style and charm.

 

2023 Paperwork & Forms

 

All forms and paperwork will be submitted through a google drive folder at both the local and state level. All registered candidates will receive a link to a personal google drive folder. Candidates must save the following paperwork in their google drive folder by midnight on (Date TBD).

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