Our Mission
To encourage
America’s future leaders
and equip them with
valuable life skills.
Our Vision
To be the country’s premier
youth pageant system.
Our Commitment
Service
We exist to serve you, the
contestant, and your family.
Excellence
We are committed to
excellence in all that we do.
Integrity
We challenge and hold each
other accountable to the
highest standards of conduct.
Value
We focus on creating a
value-packed, fun
family weekend.
Completion
We have an unwavering
commitment to empower each
contestant, enabling her
to reach her full potential!
“All the preconceived ideas I had accumulated about pageants have been diminished these past few days. We have met so many
encouraging, compassionate, smart, funny, and kind young ladies and their families! They have practiced walks and routines, and this
morning, they are meeting to practice their Personal Introductions. I’ll be honest, when Emily wanted to do this, I was skeptical about the
environment. I was worried about the cattiness that you hear about. I was worried that my compassionate daughter would get her
confidence and spirit tattered. I was wrong! I have watched little girls walk up to her and ask for hugs, tell her that they love her, and that
she’s ‘so pretty’. I have watched her confidence soar as she spoke to other young ladies. I watched her overcome fear and even
embarrassment with humility, grace, and dignity. My ideas of pageants have changed, and even if she doesn’t walk away with a crown,
she has gained experience that will be invaluable throughout her life!” Stacey Brown Turknett - FL (mother to Emily)
National American Miss is a program based on the foundational principle of fostering positive self-
image by enhancing natural beauty within.
National American Miss is a program designed for today’s girl. We celebrate America’s greatness and
the individuality of American girls.
National American Miss is a program centered around helping young ladies grow and expand their
ideas about who they are and what they want to achieve. We want every girl to realize that she truly
can take hold of her dreams and make them real!
National American Miss has friendly staff members who will guide you throughout your pageant
experience. Each and every team member is committed to opening doors of opportunity for girls that
aren’t available anywhere else.
National American Miss is a program that teaches valuable skills that will give you a competitive edge
to succeed in whatever fields you may choose.
National American Miss is a program that reminds today’s girl that there is a special plan for her
life...she has been created for a unique purpose!
Our concert-level sound and lighting is unsurpassed! You will be proud to invite your family and friends
to rally around and support you on pageant weekend.
National American Miss is part of the I Am: The Pageant Powerhouse family. I Am: The Pageant
Powerhouse offers award-winning, top level competitions, along with amazing opportunities for all
levels of experience, shapes, sizes, and walks of life. Visit pageantpowerhouse.com for more info.
9900 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Suite 597
Suwanee, GA 30024
770.891.6462
namstateinfo.com
© National American Miss, Inc. 2002-2021
Welcome to the National American Miss Pageant!
Our goals at National American Miss are for you to share quality
time with your family, make new friends, and gain valuable
self-confidence. We are delighted that you have taken the first step
toward one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your
life as we celebrate you, Today’s Girl!
Your pageant weekend will be a spectacular event, filled with fun
and excitement for your entire family and memories you will cherish
for a lifetime. We are honored to have you as part of our pageant
family and thrilled to have you join us at your State Pageant!
To begin preparing for pageant weekend, sit down with your family
and look through this magazine. We want to make sure all of your
questions are answered. Our team is here to help you every step of
the way! So please, do not hesitate to give us a call.
Today is the day to start preparing for your pageant weekend!
Best Wishes,
Scotty and Rebecca Williams, State Directors
NAM girls can conquer it all, from the pageant
stage to the operating room! Check out Talia
Stewart, a former Miss New York who is studying to
become a surgeon at Dartmouth Medical School.
NAM is the perfect way to gain public speaking skills. The
moment you hit the stage you are growing life skills that will
help you prepare for a successful future. Check out NAM girl,
Mackenzie Maynard, a former Miss Massachusetts Jr. Teen who
is now an Emmy-nominated newscaster.
Throughout this magazine, and in everything we do, you’ll see a recurring theme
of “Keeping it Real.” That’s because we believe that each activity we provide is
not only fun, but also assists in teaching you life skills, that will help you gain
success in the real world.
Being in a pageant is fun! Participation in a National American Miss event is much more
than just being in a pageant. Our program is carefully designed to grow your confidence
and teach you skills for success in all areas of your life.
Unleash your potential! As our experienced staff guides you through the steps of
competition, you will gain poise, self-confidence, and valuable communication skills. You’ll
feel good about yourself and gain the competitive edge to succeed in whatever fields
you may choose in life, from modeling to business.
As you probably know, it takes more than a diploma to get the career of your dreams. It
takes more than desire to get that student council position. It takes more than passion to
effect lasting change in the world around you. To accomplish these things you have to be
a communicator. You also need to be able to set goals and achieve them. You need to
be larger than yourself and make a difference in your community. You need to be able to
step up with natural confidence and get your unique message across. That is what our
program is about: real-life skills and true empowerment.
Through our series of magazines and online videos, as well as the fun rehearsals taught by
our experienced and friendly staff, you will feel your confidence grow, gain valuable
real-life skills, and be better equipped for wherever life takes you. Through the National
American Miss event, you will have a fun family experience and meet some great new
friends along the way. Empowerment, friendship, and service – these are the pillars of our
program, and they are the
ways by which we are
“Keeping it Real.”
Our Mission
To encourage
America’s future leaders
and equip them with
valuable life skills.
Our Vision
To be the country’s premier
youth pageant system.
Our Commitment
Service
We exist to serve you, the
contestant, and your family.
Excellence
We are committed to
excellence in all that we do.
Integrity
We challenge and hold each
other accountable to the
highest standards of conduct.
Value
We focus on creating a
value-packed, fun
family weekend.
Completion
We have an unwavering
commitment to empower each
contestant, enabling her
to reach her full potential!
“All the preconceived ideas I had accumulated about pageants have been diminished these past few days. We have met so many
encouraging, compassionate, smart, funny, and kind young ladies and their families! They have practiced walks and routines, and this
morning, they are meeting to practice their Personal Introductions. I’ll be honest, when Emily wanted to do this, I was skeptical about the
environment. I was worried about the cattiness that you hear about. I was worried that my compassionate daughter would get her
confidence and spirit tattered. I was wrong! I have watched little girls walk up to her and ask for hugs, tell her that they love her, and that
she’s ‘so pretty’. I have watched her confidence soar as she spoke to other young ladies. I watched her overcome fear and even
embarrassment with humility, grace, and dignity. My ideas of pageants have changed, and even if she doesn’t walk away with a crown,
she has gained experience that will be invaluable throughout her life!” Stacey Brown Turknett - FL (mother to Emily)
National American Miss is a program based on the foundational principle of fostering positive self-
image by enhancing natural beauty within.
National American Miss is a program designed for today’s girl. We celebrate America’s greatness and
the individuality of American girls.
National American Miss is a program centered around helping young ladies grow and expand their
ideas about who they are and what they want to achieve. We want every girl to realize that she truly
can take hold of her dreams and make them real!
National American Miss has friendly staff members who will guide you throughout your pageant
experience. Each and every team member is committed to opening doors of opportunity for girls that
aren’t available anywhere else.
National American Miss is a program that teaches valuable skills that will give you a competitive edge
to succeed in whatever fields you may choose.
National American Miss is a program that reminds today’s girl that there is a special plan for her
life...she has been created for a unique purpose!
Our concert-level sound and lighting is unsurpassed! You will be proud to invite your family and friends
to rally around and support you on pageant weekend.
National American Miss is part of the I Am: The Pageant Powerhouse family. I Am: The Pageant
Powerhouse offers award-winning, top level competitions, along with amazing opportunities for all
levels of experience, shapes, sizes, and walks of life. Visit pageantpowerhouse.com for more info.
9900 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Suite 597
Suwanee, GA 30024
770.891.6462
namstateinfo.com
© National American Miss, Inc. 2002-2021
Welcome to the National American Miss Pageant!
Our goals at National American Miss are for you to share quality
time with your family, make new friends, and gain valuable
self-confidence. We are delighted that you have taken the first step
toward one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your
life as we celebrate you, Today’s Girl!
Your pageant weekend will be a spectacular event, filled with fun
and excitement for your entire family and memories you will cherish
for a lifetime. We are honored to have you as part of our pageant
family and thrilled to have you join us at your State Pageant!
To begin preparing for pageant weekend, sit down with your family
and look through this magazine. We want to make sure all of your
questions are answered. Our team is here to help you every step of
the way! So please, do not hesitate to give us a call.
Today is the day to start preparing for your pageant weekend!
Best Wishes,
Scotty and Rebecca Williams, State Directors
NAM girls can conquer it all, from the pageant
stage to the operating room! Check out Talia
Stewart, a former Miss New York who is studying to
become a surgeon at Dartmouth Medical School.
NAM is the perfect way to gain public speaking skills. The
moment you hit the stage you are growing life skills that will
help you prepare for a successful future. Check out NAM girl,
Mackenzie Maynard, a former Miss Massachusetts Jr. Teen who
is now an Emmy-nominated newscaster.
Throughout this magazine, and in everything we do, you’ll see a recurring theme
of “Keeping it Real.” That’s because we believe that each activity we provide is
not only fun, but also assists in teaching you life skills, that will help you gain
success in the real world.
Being in a pageant is fun! Participation in a National American Miss event is much more
than just being in a pageant. Our program is carefully designed to grow your confidence
and teach you skills for success in all areas of your life.
Unleash your potential! As our experienced staff guides you through the steps of
competition, you will gain poise, self-confidence, and valuable communication skills. You’ll
feel good about yourself and gain the competitive edge to succeed in whatever fields
you may choose in life, from modeling to business.
As you probably know, it takes more than a diploma to get the career of your dreams. It
takes more than desire to get that student council position. It takes more than passion to
effect lasting change in the world around you. To accomplish these things you have to be
a communicator. You also need to be able to set goals and achieve them. You need to
be larger than yourself and make a difference in your community. You need to be able to
step up with natural confidence and get your unique message across. That is what our
program is about: real-life skills and true empowerment.
Through our series of magazines and online videos, as well as the fun rehearsals taught by
our experienced and friendly staff, you will feel your confidence grow, gain valuable
real-life skills, and be better equipped for wherever life takes you. Through the National
American Miss event, you will have a fun family experience and meet some great new
friends along the way. Empowerment, friendship, and service – these are the pillars of our
program, and they are the
ways by which we are
“Keeping it Real.”
Every state’s National American Miss winner in each age division receives:
One thousand dollars in cash
Official state crown, banner, custom-designed crystal award, and roses
Airfare to the National Pageant (up to $350)
Entry fees paid for the National Pageant
Talent and Modeling Opportunities with our acting, modeling, and talent
scouts at NAM Nationals
Travel opportunities
Hotel expenses paid to attend the following year’s pageant to crown
your successor
And so much more! To see a complete list, visit namiss.com
THE STATE QUEEN’S TITLE
The National American Miss State title will open doors for you during your year of service.As
the State Pageant winner, you will represent your state for the following year and will return
to next year's pageant to crown your successor.
Use your state title to provide access and empowerment to the causes that matter most to
you. NAM state queens have been invited to be speakers at state senates, national
spokespersons for major charities, champions for underserved communities, and more. You
will grow in confidence as a representative for your peers and your state.
THE QUEEN’S COURT
The four runners-up to the Queen’s title will each receive custom-designed crystal awards,
roses and an invitation to the National Pageant where they will compete in a
separate competition for the National All-American Miss title. Take competition to the
next level with top finishers from all across the country.
“NAM is a wonderful pageant system and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. This was Kai’s first time
competing and everyone was so nice and helpful. NAM has given her so much confidence to get up there and
just go fo it. She has made so many friends and had so much fun. She loves that she doesn't have to wear makeup
and can just be herself. She would tell other girls wanting to compete to try it. She had the time of her life and won
a state title in her first pageant and a national title in her second.”
Andrea Davis - MS (mother to Kai)
At your State Pageant you will be competing for your share
of more than $20,000 in cash, prizes, and scholarships!
We’re giving out more than four hundred awards on pageant weekend and
other prizes including Cash, Awards, Free Nights at the Host Hotel, and
Scholarships! It’s not a program in which only one winner takes all. In fact,
each and every girl is a winner at National American Miss. If you qualify to be
in the pageant, you’ll become what we call a State Finalist, and every State
Finalist will be presented with her Official State Finalist Award at the pageant.
The Official National American Miss Crown, Banner, Custom-Designed Crystal Award, and
Bouquet of Roses
• Hotel and airfare for the Queen to next year’s National Pageant to crown her successor
• Three complimentary tickets to the Thanksgiving Banquet for next year’s National pageant week
• The opportunity to travel during her year of service, representing girls from across the United
States as National American Miss
• The official National American Miss Ring, Charm Bracelet, and Crown Pin
• Custom-designed Marc Defang rhinestone title shoes and clutch
• Custom illustration of her crowning from Ellie L. Illustrations
• Her airfare to the national photo shoot to appear in National American Miss magazines, videos,
and promotional materials
• Dream Duffle to help transport her items throughout her year of service
• Custom Pageants 2 Go Farewell DVD to be played during her national farewell
• The official National American Miss stationery, business cards, and composite photo cards.
• The official National American Miss Luggage, Custom Crown Couture Crown Case,
Sweatshirt, T-Shirt, Car Magnets, and Tote Bag
• Cocktail dress for appearances from ASHLEYlauren and a custom opening number dress
• Each Jr. Teen, Teen and Miss will receive a pair of designer Stefanie Somers earrings
• Appearance gown from Ashley Rene’s
• VIP guest appearance at Sherri Hill’s NYFW Fashion Show, as special guest of Ashley Rene
• Hair and Make-up styling and consultation from Makeup by MasKara throughout the year
• ...And so much more! To see a complete list, visit namiss.com
The 1st through 4th runners-up in every age division will
receive an official award, bouquet of roses, and cash award!
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Every state’s National American Miss winner in each age division receives:
One thousand dollars in cash
Official state crown, banner, custom-designed crystal award, and roses
Airfare to the National Pageant (up to $350)
Entry fees paid for the National Pageant
Talent and Modeling Opportunities with our acting, modeling, and talent
scouts at NAM Nationals
Travel opportunities
Hotel expenses paid to attend the following year’s pageant to crown
your successor
And so much more! To see a complete list, visit namiss.com
THE STATE QUEEN’S TITLE
The National American Miss State title will open doors for you during your year of service.As
the State Pageant winner, you will represent your state for the following year and will return
to next year's pageant to crown your successor.
Use your state title to provide access and empowerment to the causes that matter most to
you. NAM state queens have been invited to be speakers at state senates, national
spokespersons for major charities, champions for underserved communities, and more. You
will grow in confidence as a representative for your peers and your state.
THE QUEEN’S COURT
The four runners-up to the Queen’s title will each receive custom-designed crystal awards,
roses and an invitation to the National Pageant where they will compete in a
separate competition for the National All-American Miss title. Take competition to the
next level with top finishers from all across the country.
“NAM is a wonderful pageant system and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. This was Kai’s first time
competing and everyone was so nice and helpful. NAM has given her so much confidence to get up there and
just go fo it. She has made so many friends and had so much fun. She loves that she doesn't have to wear makeup
and can just be herself. She would tell other girls wanting to compete to try it. She had the time of her life and won
a state title in her first pageant and a national title in her second.”
Andrea Davis - MS (mother to Kai)
At your State Pageant you will be competing for your share
of more than $20,000 in cash, prizes, and scholarships!
We’re giving out more than four hundred awards on pageant weekend and
other prizes including Cash, Awards, Free Nights at the Host Hotel, and
Scholarships! It’s not a program in which only one winner takes all. In fact,
each and every girl is a winner at National American Miss. If you qualify to be
in the pageant, you’ll become what we call a State Finalist, and every State
Finalist will be presented with her Official State Finalist Award at the pageant.
The Official National American Miss Crown, Banner, Custom-Designed Crystal Award, and
Bouquet of Roses
• Hotel and airfare for the Queen to next year’s National Pageant to crown her successor
• Three complimentary tickets to the Thanksgiving Banquet for next year’s National pageant week
• The opportunity to travel during her year of service, representing girls from across the United
States as National American Miss
• The official National American Miss Ring, Charm Bracelet, and Crown Pin
• Custom-designed Marc Defang rhinestone title shoes and clutch
• Custom illustration of her crowning from Ellie L. Illustrations
• Her airfare to the national photo shoot to appear in National American Miss magazines, videos,
and promotional materials
• Dream Duffle to help transport her items throughout her year of service
• Custom Pageants 2 Go Farewell DVD to be played during her national farewell
• The official National American Miss stationery, business cards, and composite photo cards.
• The official National American Miss Luggage, Custom Crown Couture Crown Case,
Sweatshirt, T-Shirt, Car Magnets, and Tote Bag
• Cocktail dress for appearances from ASHLEYlauren and a custom opening number dress
• Each Jr. Teen, Teen and Miss will receive a pair of designer Stefanie Somers earrings
• Appearance gown from Ashley Rene’s
• VIP guest appearance at Sherri Hill’s NYFW Fashion Show, as special guest of Ashley Rene
• Hair and Make-up styling and consultation from Makeup by MasKara throughout the year
• ...And so much more! To see a complete list, visit namiss.com
The 1st through 4th runners-up in every age division will
receive an official award, bouquet of roses, and cash award!
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Your Personal Introduction will be a snap! During this competition, you will learn
how to speak effectively using a microphone and how to confidently and
professionally present yourself on stage. You will take home the lifelong skills of
introducing yourself effectively and speaking to a live audience. Public
speaking is a skill admired by all. Personal Introduction counts for 30% of
your pageant score.
State Finalists will introduce themselves on stage, saying a minimum of:
Name
Hometown
Ambition
State Finalists are scored on their ability to clearly, confidently, and
effectively deliver a message on stage to the audience. The judges are
looking for a representative who naturally conveys her own unique
personality through her effective and engaging public speaking skills and
naturally confident stage presence. Public speaking is such a valuable
skill, whether you are doing a school project or addressing the nation.
What To Wear? Each State Finalist will wear an interview-type outfit. This
can be a dress, suit, or coordinated pants outfit. This will be the same type
of outfit that you will wear for your one-on-one interview with the judges.
Attire rules and examples are in the Interview section on page 6 and 7 of
this magazine.
Note: 30-second time limit. Good news! No longer do you have to
worry about whether you should prepare and memorize a super-long Personal
Introduction. Over the years, State Finalists have had greater success keeping their presentations
shorter and more concise, so now there is a 30-second time limit for Personal Introduction at State.
National American Miss will operate a timer to indicate when the time limit has expired. For your comfort
and confidence, we recommend that you design your Personal Introduction to not be near in length to 30
seconds. Why have the additional burden of worrying about keeping it just under 30 seconds? Give
yourself some cushion.
Advice: A great Personal Introduction often averages around 15-20 seconds. Please be aware that
the longer a Personal Introduction is, the more opportunity for mistakes. Plus, a super-long introduction has
the potential to seem insincere and lose the interest of the audience and/or judges.
Be creative in your Personal Introduction. Be proud of who you are! Always be sincere in your presentation
and don’t forget to look at the judges and audience. Eye contact is important! Your vocal delivery can
hugely influence your perceived confidence and competence. Use a conversational tone and be natural.
No props or gadgets are allowed.
“Our State Director and the NAMily provided an excellent and safe environment for us at
the pageant this past weekend! Communication was very clear and informative. Every
detail was planned and executed with precision with our safety being the first priority.
This was our first experience with NAM, and it is one we will never forget!
I think my daughter said it best on the last day of the finale while she was getting ready
(DAY 3), ‘I WISH THIS PAGEANT COULD LAST FOREVER!’” Casandra Moylan - GA (mother
to Zoe Rose)
The Community Service Project is incredibly fun, easy, and rewarding. A
full 10% of your pageant score will automatically be awarded to you when you
donate a children’s book and/or school supplies to one of your local libraries or schools. Each year NAM
contestants donate over 10,000 children’s books and tens of thousands school supplies nationwide. Your
donation could be one book or a box full of books; your donation could be one pack of pencils or a
backpack full of school supplies. Any size donation will result in the full 10% of your pageant score!
At National American Miss, we believe that true leadership comes from service. Spend one morning or
afternoon with your family deciding how you will serve and bless another person with either a book(s) or
school supplies. We hope that picking out the perfect book you enjoy, or picking out the perfect folder, will
spark a lifetime of giving back to others in need.
Following the pageant, we encourage you to look around your neighborhood, school, local community, or
state to see how you can continue to make a difference in the lives of others – visiting an elderly neighbor or family
member (possibly making them a homemade card), picking up trash in a local park, helping restock food at the
local food bank, volunteering with a major charity, such as Salvation Army, Susan G. Komen, or The American Heart
Association, for example. You will make a huge difference in the world by serving others!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is - What are you doing for others?”
Let’s all do something today to bring a smile to others.
Our experienced panels of judges score each
State Finalist’s ability to showcase:
Involvement in Community Service Project 10%
Public Speaking During Personal Introduction 30%
Poise and Presentation in Formal Wear 30%
Personality During an Interview 30%
Miss* 19-24
Teen 16-18
Jr. Teen 13-15
Pre-Teen** 10-12
Jr. Pre-Teen** 7-9
Princess** 4-6
Age groups are assigned by the contestant’s obtained age as of January 1
of the year of the competition. See namiss.com for more details.
* For those states who have a Miss Division competition
at their state pageant.
** No noticeable makeup for these three age groups.
This category of the pageant is especially empowering! You will find that by practicing your
Personal Introduction at home, then practicing it with the help of our experienced staff, and delivering it on
pageant weekend, you will have mastered the basics of public speaking and will develop a newfound
confidence! If you are selected as the new State Queen, you will be representing your state at the National
Competition. You may be meeting government officials and celebrities, so you should be able to
communicate confidently–be able to walk up, introduce yourself, say where you are from and what your goals
are in a naturally confident way. That’s what this category is about.
You can do it!
Formal Dress
Interview Outfit
Production
Number Outfit
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To view online videos, go to
namiss.com
and under “State Pageants” click on
“State Required Competitions” to see examples. This is a great place to see an
example of a Personal Introduction to help you prepare for your State Pageant.
Your Interview is when you can really let your personality shine. It’s easy! At National American Miss, the interviews are
held one-on-one, with each of the interview judges. It is our goal to use this experience to equip each participant with
important job interview skills. Remember, the word “interview” is just another way of saying “conversation.” Interview
counts for 30% of your pageant score.
You will take home valuable interviewing skills, such as making good eye contact, speaking confidently, and sitting
properly during an interview. In a very real way, you are interviewing for the “job” of representing your state. Our judges
would like for our new state representatives (the queens) to be girls who are friendly, naturally enthusiastic, and effective
communicators.
Our judges are friendly and just want to get to know you. Each judge wants you to do well. Their goal is to learn more
about you, your ambitions, and your personality. They are looking for a representative who can engage in fun, intelligent
conversation with an adult. They will not try to trick you or ask you questions with a right or wrong answer.
For example, they will not ask you, “Who is the governor of your state?”
Official Outfit Rules for the Interview Competition
Jr. Teen, Teen &Miss:
Select an outfit you would wear to a professional job interview.
No hats, gloves, or purses.
Shoes should complement the outfit. Make sure that you can
walk confidently, smoothly, and safely in them.
Makeup must be age-appropriate.
Princess, Jr. Pre-Teen & Pre-Teen:
Select an outfit you would wear to a professional job interview.
No hats, gloves or purses.
Shoes should complement the outfit. Make sure that you can walk confidently,
smoothly, and safely in them.
No noticeable makeup.
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“You all have helped raise her! How do I begin to thank you? You are an
exceptional organization with a flawless model. While participating in NAM, we
have spent the past 8 years analyzing it and loving it. We will continue to invest
our time and money wherever we can so you may continue to develop girls like
my girl.Mother of Darrea Frazier - MD
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Knowing how to handle yourself in a job interview is a real-life skill that most
people do not have the opportunity to learn and practice until they are adults. Why
wait?! Through our magazines, online videos, and experienced, helpful staff, you
can learn this skill now. Whether it is that interview with teachers for a position as
student council representative, a job you have been really wanting, or maybe a
college scholarship that opens up a brighter future for you, you will have the
courage and confidence to face any interview challenge. Whatever your goals
are, you will get there faster by knowing how to interview.
Each year we receive hundreds of letters from parents and contestants, testifying
to what a difference the Interview Competition has made in their lives. It is not
enough anymore to simply have a degree, or even job skills and experience. To
get that opportunity that you really want, and deserve, you will need to be able to
present yourself and communicate effectively in an interview. Through your
participation in this valuable part of the pageant, you will sharpen your skills and
discover the secrets to successful interviews. Girl, you got this!
Your Interview is when you can really let your personality shine. It’s easy! At National American Miss, the interviews are
held one-on-one, with each of the interview judges. It is our goal to use this experience to equip each participant with
important job interview skills. Remember, the word “interview” is just another way of saying “conversation.” Interview
counts for 30% of your pageant score.
You will take home valuable interviewing skills, such as making good eye contact, speaking confidently, and sitting
properly during an interview. In a very real way, you are interviewing for the “job” of representing your state. Our judges
would like for our new state representatives (the queens) to be girls who are friendly, naturally enthusiastic, and effective
communicators.
Our judges are friendly and just want to get to know you. Each judge wants you to do well. Their goal is to learn more
about you, your ambitions, and your personality. They are looking for a representative who can engage in fun, intelligent
conversation with an adult. They will not try to trick you or ask you questions with a right or wrong answer.
For example, they will not ask you, “Who is the governor of your state?”
Official Outfit Rules for the Interview Competition
Jr. Teen, Teen &Miss:
Select an outfit you would wear to a professional job interview.
No hats, gloves, or purses.
Shoes should complement the outfit. Make sure that you can
walk confidently, smoothly, and safely in them.
Makeup must be age-appropriate.
Princess, Jr. Pre-Teen & Pre-Teen:
Select an outfit you would wear to a professional job interview.
No hats, gloves or purses.
Shoes should complement the outfit. Make sure that you can walk confidently,
smoothly, and safely in them.
No noticeable makeup.
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“You all have helped raise her! How do I begin to thank you? You are an
exceptional organization with a flawless model. While participating in NAM, we
have spent the past 8 years analyzing it and loving it. We will continue to invest
our time and money wherever we can so you may continue to develop girls like
my girl.Mother of Darrea Frazier - MD
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Knowing how to handle yourself in a job interview is a real-life skill that most
people do not have the opportunity to learn and practice until they are adults. Why
wait?! Through our magazines, online videos, and experienced, helpful staff, you
can learn this skill now. Whether it is that interview with teachers for a position as
student council representative, a job you have been really wanting, or maybe a
college scholarship that opens up a brighter future for you, you will have the
courage and confidence to face any interview challenge. Whatever your goals
are, you will get there faster by knowing how to interview.
Each year we receive hundreds of letters from parents and contestants, testifying
to what a difference the Interview Competition has made in their lives. It is not
enough anymore to simply have a degree, or even job skills and experience. To
get that opportunity that you really want, and deserve, you will need to be able to
present yourself and communicate effectively in an interview. Through your
participation in this valuable part of the pageant, you will sharpen your skills and
discover the secrets to successful interviews. Girl, you got this!
Take home the lifelong skill of presenting yourself confidently as you are individually introduced on stage with all the
lights, sounds, end excitement! This is your moment alone in the spotlight wearing the dress of your choice! Select a
color and style that reflects your unique personality. Your dress should help you feel confident and excited about the
special person that you are!
As you are introduced on stage, you will be escorted. All contestants will need an escort. Your mother, father,
grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, cousin, godfather, or any other friend may escort you on stage. This is such a
great way to involve your family members. What a sweet memory you will make with your escort!
The judges are looking for a representative who is proud and comfortable with who she is and how she presents herself
on stage. Scores are based on the judges’ overall impressions, and the State Finalist’s ability to command both the
judges’ and the audience’s attention in a poised, graceful, and professional manner.
Remember that one of the hallmarks of National American Miss is “age-appropriate.” Keep in mind that what is
age-appropriate for another person may not be for you, and that perception varies with each person's point of view. If
there is a question in your mind if a dress is stepping over the line, be aware that one or more judges may have that
same concern. You may lose valuable score points from one or more judges if they feel you do not look
age-appropriate. Formal Wear counts for 30% of your pageant score.
Official Outfit Rules for the Formal Wear Competition
Jr. Teen, Teen & Miss:
• Select a prom or formal dress that is appropriate for your age and personality.
• The dress may be any length and any style.
• Shoes should complement the dress. Make sure you can walk confidently,
smoothly, and safely in your shoes.
• Makeup must be age-appropriate.
Princess, Jr. Pre-Teen & Pre-Teen:
• Select a formal dress that is appropriate for your age and personality.
• The dress may be any length and any style.
• No bare midriffs.
• Shoes should be small heels or flats that complement the dress. Make sure
you can walk confidently, smoothly, and safely in your shoes.
• No noticeable makeup.
It’s important that you look and feel your very best at the pageant. Remember you will do your best when you are in a dress that
makes you feel like a winner. Be sure to choose a dress in which you can walk safely! For example, if your dress has a train, it may
accidentally be stepped upon.
• Be true to yourself. Don’t try to be something that you are not. Whether you are athletic or poetic, outdoorsy or fancy, choose a
dress that will reflect your personality and sense of style.
• When deciding on a color for your dress, ask yourself, “What does this color say about me and my personality?”
There is not a perfect pageant dress color, so pick your personal favorite and one that complements your eyes, hair, and skin tone.
Most importantly, choose the color that makes you feel confident and special.
8 9
Have you ever dreamed of being a model? Or perhaps you just want the
extra poise and confidence. Through your participation in the Formal Wear
Competition you will learn how a naturally confident walk and smile
combined will help you succeed in any field you choose, from modeling to
business, and even in everyday life. Our series of magazines, along with your
training from our staff, will guide you in perfecting your own unique style and
learning the stage techniques for Formal Wear.
If you are like most people, you may be surprised to find out that most
professional modeling is not done catwalk-style, “stomp and scowl,” but
rather what is known as “glide and smile.” Fashion shows, catalogues,
commercial print…delivering a healthy smile, posture, and appearance will
not only get you that modeling job, but also bring you success throughout
your life. Through your participation in the Formal Wear Competition, you will
gain the skills that models have, plus
you will have the added confidence to
shine in all that you do.
Take home the lifelong skill of presenting yourself confidently as you are individually introduced on stage with all the
lights, sounds, end excitement! This is your moment alone in the spotlight wearing the dress of your choice! Select a
color and style that reflects your unique personality. Your dress should help you feel confident and excited about the
special person that you are!
As you are introduced on stage, you will be escorted. All contestants will need an escort. Your mother, father,
grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, cousin, godfather, or any other friend may escort you on stage. This is such a
great way to involve your family members. What a sweet memory you will make with your escort!
The judges are looking for a representative who is proud and comfortable with who she is and how she presents herself
on stage. Scores are based on the judges’ overall impressions, and the State Finalist’s ability to command both the
judges’ and the audience’s attention in a poised, graceful, and professional manner.
Remember that one of the hallmarks of National American Miss is “age-appropriate.” Keep in mind that what is
age-appropriate for another person may not be for you, and that perception varies with each person's point of view. If
there is a question in your mind if a dress is stepping over the line, be aware that one or more judges may have that
same concern. You may lose valuable score points from one or more judges if they feel you do not look
age-appropriate. Formal Wear counts for 30% of your pageant score.
Official Outfit Rules for the Formal Wear Competition
Jr. Teen, Teen & Miss:
• Select a prom or formal dress that is appropriate for your age and personality.
• The dress may be any length and any style.
• Shoes should complement the dress. Make sure you can walk confidently,
smoothly, and safely in your shoes.
• Makeup must be age-appropriate.
Princess, Jr. Pre-Teen & Pre-Teen:
• Select a formal dress that is appropriate for your age and personality.
• The dress may be any length and any style.
• No bare midriffs.
• Shoes should be small heels or flats that complement the dress. Make sure
you can walk confidently, smoothly, and safely in your shoes.
• No noticeable makeup.
It’s important that you look and feel your very best at the pageant. Remember you will do your best when you are in a dress that
makes you feel like a winner. Be sure to choose a dress in which you can walk safely! For example, if your dress has a train, it may
accidentally be stepped upon.
• Be true to yourself. Don’t try to be something that you are not. Whether you are athletic or poetic, outdoorsy or fancy, choose a
dress that will reflect your personality and sense of style.
• When deciding on a color for your dress, ask yourself, “What does this color say about me and my personality?”
There is not a perfect pageant dress color, so pick your personal favorite and one that complements your eyes, hair, and skin tone.
Most importantly, choose the color that makes you feel confident and special.
8 9
Have you ever dreamed of being a model? Or perhaps you just want the
extra poise and confidence. Through your participation in the Formal Wear
Competition you will learn how a naturally confident walk and smile
combined will help you succeed in any field you choose, from modeling to
business, and even in everyday life. Our series of magazines, along with your
training from our staff, will guide you in perfecting your own unique style and
learning the stage techniques for Formal Wear.
If you are like most people, you may be surprised to find out that most
professional modeling is not done catwalk-style, “stomp and scowl,” but
rather what is known as “glide and smile.” Fashion shows, catalogues,
commercial print…delivering a healthy smile, posture, and appearance will
not only get you that modeling job, but also bring you success throughout
your life. Through your participation in the Formal Wear Competition, you will
gain the skills that models have, plus
you will have the added confidence to
shine in all that you do.
Listed below are samples of actual businesses that have sponsored girls each year. The key to success is to visit in person,
if possible, and to ask for sponsorship from locally owned businesses or individuals with whom you or your family do
business or know. They are often eager to return the support you have shown them through your regular purchases
and relationship.
Keep in mind when visiting a businessthat it is important to speak with the actual business owner, agent, or manager.
For example, many State Farm insurance agents sponsor girls each year whose families have their home or car
insurance policies with them. However, if you write to the State Farm corporate headquarters, it is unlikely that they
will know who you are or be in a position to sponsor you.
Many sponsors are small businesses, local service organizations, and the countless family members and friends
of our participants. Together they make a difference in the lives of thousands of young people each year.
Here are some general categories of sponsors, and examples of each:
Family members, friends, and neighbors who know you well.
Examples: Mom, Dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family businesses, and friends’ businesses
The insurance agent that handles your car, home, life, disability, business, and/or other insurance.
Examples: State Farm, Allstate, Farmers, AFLAC, American Family, Farm Bureau
Local businesses and professionals that provide health and medical services for your family.
Examples: Dentist, Doctor, Orthodontist, Chiropractor, Pharmacist
Friends who have their own business where you have been a customer.
Examples: Mary Kay Cosmetics, AVON, LuLaRoe, Arbonne International, Amway
The companies that provide repair and maintenance for your car, home, and lawn.
Examples: plumbing, hardware, air-conditioning and heating, lawncare, construction and
remodeling, pest control, auto repair, and computer repair
Places you have your hair, nails and beauty services done.
Examples: nail or hair salons, Great Clips, Fantastic Sams, Regis
Places you regularly take lessons or exercise.
Examples: dance, gymnastics, martial arts, cheer, athletic gyms
Places where you and your family regularly dine.
Examples: McDonald’s, Applebee's, Chili's, CiCi's Pizza, Burger King, IHOP, Sonic, Subway,
Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse
Places you regularly shop for your family.
Examples: Walgreens, Safeway, Walmart, Target, and local grocery stores
The local representative of the company that provides financial services for your
family.
Examples: First National Bank, Chase, Coldwell Banker, H & R Block, Liberty Tax Service,
Farmers State Bank, Wells Fargo, Century 21, Remax, mortgage companies.
Locally owned stores where you have purchased clothing.
Examples: bridal and formal wear, fashion boutiques Note:Stores that are in the mall
are generally not a good place to look for sponsorship. They are not locally owned.
Fraternal and other organizations.
Examples: American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Girl Scouts
If a prospective sponsor says, “No,” say “Thank you for your time”
with a smile. Remember, the only difference between success and
failure is that successful people keep trying.
Quick, simple, and done!
To lock in your place in the pageant, you can go online to namiss.com, select “online payments,” and
make a secure payment online with any major credit card. It’s fast and easy. You’ll receive an immediate confirmation online
and by e-mail. For payments by check, make payable to “NAM” with the State Finalist’s name on memo line.
1. Introduce yourself.
2. Explain that you have been accepted as a State
Finalist in the National American Miss Pageant for
your state.
3. Show the prospective sponsor this magazine and
the Sponsorship Information Brochure.
4. Tell the prospective sponsor that you are trying to
raise the fees necessary to attend the pageant for
your state.
5. Explain the goals of the pageant:
• Gain poise and self-confidence
• Practice speaking in front of a live audience
Learn how to professionally interview for a job
Become actively involved in my community
6. Remind the prospective sponsor that their donations
are tax-deductible as an advertising expense for
business owners. All sponsors will be listed in the
State Yearbook.*
7. Tell the prospective sponsor that you can have as
many or as few sponsors to reach your minimum
goal of $550.
8. Thank the prospective sponsor for their time,
whether they choose to sponsor you or not.
* Each State Finalist’s total sponsorship list is limited to
195 characters including spaces.
The following two pages detail all of the expenses required to participate in the competitions.
Read below about what a sponsorship fee is, why you need one, and how to find your personal sponsor(s).
The sponsorship fee is the entry fee required to be in the
pageant. Sponsors can be family members or
businesses… ANYONE can sponsor a State Finalist! All
sponsorship fees are tax-deductible for businesses as an
advertising expense. Most family members, community
businesses and organizations are thrilled to sponsor young
ladies who are a positive reflection on their community!
All sponsorship fees are non-refundable.
This is what we call “the bottom line.”
There are no other required fees!
(1) Sponsorship Fee......................................$550
(2) Production Number Outfit......................$35
(3) Audience Ticket to the Final Show ......$25
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2
3
4
5
6
7
Make a list of prospective sponsors.
Anyone can be a sponsor!
Look at the next page for a list of ideas. Also, your checkbook (listing whom
you write checks to) is a great place to look for ideas. List them on page 11 of this magazine.
Dress up!
Look your best! It shows that you are a caring person and are prepared.
Visit the sponsor in person!
Phone calls, e-mails, and letters are not as effective as a personal visit. Try to visit your sponsor in
person if possible. Even visiting over FaceTime or Zoom is a terrific option!
Share the good news and your goal!
Tell the prospective sponsor the good news about being accepted as a State Finalist.
Let them know about the All-American family focus of the pageant.
Share your goals! For example: “To do my best to represent my community well, to
make new friends, to gain life skills, and to have a great time with my family.”
Ask for their support.
For example: “The fee to be in the pageant is a total of $550. I’m asking ten people to
contribute $55 each. It’s tax-deductible for businesses. Would you help me with your $55
contribution today?”
Thank them with a smile!
Whether they give you $5, $50, or nothing at all, always thank them with a smile for their time.
No matter what the outcome, you’ll gain strength and character and have the respect of the
prospective sponsor. .
Thank them with a note!
Within a week of the contribution, send a “thank you” card or note to your sponsors.
Writing a note is not as hard as it might seem, and if you can develop this habit, it
will make a big difference throughout your life!
Sponsorship fees help offset the cost of producing the
pageant. Sponsorship fees pay pageant expenses, which
include prizes, awards, trophies, judges’ expenses, staff
expenses, ballroom rental, staging, lighting, national
pageant expenses, and the winner’s trip to Nationals.
Think of sports teams, professional athletes, and various
community activities; these events are able to take place
and these people are able to compete because they
have the support of their sponsors.
To begin, read through this magazine and discuss it with
your family. Make a list of prospective sponsors (family
members, local businesses, neighbors, places where your
family does business). Dress nicely (for example, in an
interview-type outfit) and visit the prospective sponsor IN
PERSON if possible. Take this magazine with you, as it will
help answer questions your potential sponsors may have.
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Is Failure
Turned
Inside Out!
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Remember, sponsorship contributions can cover any pageant related
costs, such as:
...so don’t stop at $550!
• Sponsorship Fees
• Production Number Outfit
• Final Show Tickets
• Optional Contests
• Hotel Room
• Roses
Listed below are samples of actual businesses that have sponsored girls each year. The key to success is to visit in person,
if possible, and to ask for sponsorship from locally owned businesses or individuals with whom you or your family do
business or know. They are often eager to return the support you have shown them through your regular purchases
and relationship.
Keep in mind when visiting a businessthat it is important to speak with the actual business owner, agent, or manager.
For example, many State Farm insurance agents sponsor girls each year whose families have their home or car
insurance policies with them. However, if you write to the State Farm corporate headquarters, it is unlikely that they
will know who you are or be in a position to sponsor you.
Many sponsors are small businesses, local service organizations, and the countless family members and friends
of our participants. Together they make a difference in the lives of thousands of young people each year.
Here are some general categories of sponsors, and examples of each:
Family members, friends, and neighbors who know you well.
Examples: Mom, Dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family businesses, and friends’ businesses
The insurance agent that handles your car, home, life, disability, business, and/or other insurance.
Examples: State Farm, Allstate, Farmers, AFLAC, American Family, Farm Bureau
Local businesses and professionals that provide health and medical services for your family.
Examples: Dentist, Doctor, Orthodontist, Chiropractor, Pharmacist
Friends who have their own business where you have been a customer.
Examples: Mary Kay Cosmetics, AVON, LuLaRoe, Arbonne International, Amway
The companies that provide repair and maintenance for your car, home, and lawn.
Examples: plumbing, hardware, air-conditioning and heating, lawncare, construction and
remodeling, pest control, auto repair, and computer repair
Places you have your hair, nails and beauty services done.
Examples: nail or hair salons, Great Clips, Fantastic Sams, Regis
Places you regularly take lessons or exercise.
Examples: dance, gymnastics, martial arts, cheer, athletic gyms
Places where you and your family regularly dine.
Examples: McDonald’s, Applebee's, Chili's, CiCi's Pizza, Burger King, IHOP, Sonic, Subway,
Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse
Places you regularly shop for your family.
Examples: Walgreens, Safeway, Walmart, Target, and local grocery stores
The local representative of the company that provides financial services for your
family.
Examples: First National Bank, Chase, Coldwell Banker, H & R Block, Liberty Tax Service,
Farmers State Bank, Wells Fargo, Century 21, Remax, mortgage companies.
Locally owned stores where you have purchased clothing.
Examples: bridal and formal wear, fashion boutiques Note:Stores that are in the mall
are generally not a good place to look for sponsorship. They are not locally owned.
Fraternal and other organizations.
Examples: American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Girl Scouts
If a prospective sponsor says, “No,” say “Thank you for your time”
with a smile. Remember, the only difference between success and
failure is that successful people keep trying.
Quick, simple, and done!
To lock in your place in the pageant, you can go online to namiss.com, select “online payments,” and
make a secure payment online with any major credit card. It’s fast and easy. You’ll receive an immediate confirmation online
and by e-mail. For payments by check, make payable to “NAM” with the State Finalist’s name on memo line.
1. Introduce yourself.
2. Explain that you have been accepted as a State
Finalist in the National American Miss Pageant for
your state.
3. Show the prospective sponsor this magazine and
the Sponsorship Information Brochure.
4. Tell the prospective sponsor that you are trying to
raise the fees necessary to attend the pageant for
your state.
5. Explain the goals of the pageant:
• Gain poise and self-confidence
• Practice speaking in front of a live audience
Learn how to professionally interview for a job
Become actively involved in my community
6. Remind the prospective sponsor that their donations
are tax-deductible as an advertising expense for
business owners. All sponsors will be listed in the
State Yearbook.*
7. Tell the prospective sponsor that you can have as
many or as few sponsors to reach your minimum
goal of $550.
8. Thank the prospective sponsor for their time,
whether they choose to sponsor you or not.
* Each State Finalist’s total sponsorship list is limited to
195 characters including spaces.
The following two pages detail all of the expenses required to participate in the competitions.
Read below about what a sponsorship fee is, why you need one, and how to find your personal sponsor(s).
The sponsorship fee is the entry fee required to be in the
pageant. Sponsors can be family members or
businesses… ANYONE can sponsor a State Finalist! All
sponsorship fees are tax-deductible for businesses as an
advertising expense. Most family members, community
businesses and organizations are thrilled to sponsor young
ladies who are a positive reflection on their community!
All sponsorship fees are non-refundable.
This is what we call “the bottom line.”
There are no other required fees!
(1) Sponsorship Fee......................................$550
(2) Production Number Outfit......................$35
(3) Audience Ticket to the Final Show ......$25
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Make a list of prospective sponsors.
Anyone can be a sponsor!
Look at the next page for a list of ideas. Also, your checkbook (listing whom
you write checks to) is a great place to look for ideas. List them on page 11 of this magazine.
Dress up!
Look your best! It shows that you are a caring person and are prepared.
Visit the sponsor in person!
Phone calls, e-mails, and letters are not as effective as a personal visit. Try to visit your sponsor in
person if possible. Even visiting over FaceTime or Zoom is a terrific option!
Share the good news and your goal!
Tell the prospective sponsor the good news about being accepted as a State Finalist.
Let them know about the All-American family focus of the pageant.
Share your goals! For example: “To do my best to represent my community well, to
make new friends, to gain life skills, and to have a great time with my family.”
Ask for their support.
For example: “The fee to be in the pageant is a total of $550. I’m asking ten people to
contribute $55 each. It’s tax-deductible for businesses. Would you help me with your $55
contribution today?”
Thank them with a smile!
Whether they give you $5, $50, or nothing at all, always thank them with a smile for their time.
No matter what the outcome, you’ll gain strength and character and have the respect of the
prospective sponsor. .
Thank them with a note!
Within a week of the contribution, send a “thank you” card or note to your sponsors.
Writing a note is not as hard as it might seem, and if you can develop this habit, it
will make a big difference throughout your life!
Sponsorship fees help offset the cost of producing the
pageant. Sponsorship fees pay pageant expenses, which
include prizes, awards, trophies, judges’ expenses, staff
expenses, ballroom rental, staging, lighting, national
pageant expenses, and the winner’s trip to Nationals.
Think of sports teams, professional athletes, and various
community activities; these events are able to take place
and these people are able to compete because they
have the support of their sponsors.
To begin, read through this magazine and discuss it with
your family. Make a list of prospective sponsors (family
members, local businesses, neighbors, places where your
family does business). Dress nicely (for example, in an
interview-type outfit) and visit the prospective sponsor IN
PERSON if possible. Take this magazine with you, as it will
help answer questions your potential sponsors may have.
Success
Is Failure
Turned
Inside Out!
Check When
You Contact Name
q
_________________________________________________
q
_________________________________________________
q
_________________________________________________
q
_________________________________________________
q
_________________________________________________
q
_________________________________________________
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Remember, sponsorship contributions can cover any pageant related
costs, such as:
...so don’t stop at $550!
• Sponsorship Fees
• Production Number Outfit
• Final Show Tickets
• Optional Contests
• Hotel Room
• Roses
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Look through the latest prom and fashion magazines to get ideas about the type of dresses you like and which ones you would feel
confident wearing.
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Start early! Use your resources and be creative. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a great dress. The internet, resale shops,
and bridal stores are great places to find bargains. Also, department stores usually have great sales on formal dresses after prom season. You
can also borrow a dress from a friend, rent a dress from a local shop, or use a prom dress or flower girl dress that you already own. Whether
you are purchasing, borrowing, or renting a dress, find a style that is pleasing to your body type and will allow you to move gracefully across
the stage.
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When looking for that perfect dress, remember that there is a fine line between something that is elegant and age-appropriate, and
something that is too sophisticated and mature. The line doesn’t fall in the same place for all young ladies, so be careful not to look too
old for your age.
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Be true to yourself. Don’t try to be something that you are not. Whether you are athletic or poetic, outdoorsy or fancy, choose a dress that
will reflect who you are.
q
Look through the newest colors for the season and choose a color that will highlight your eyes, hair, and skin tone. Remember to focus on
your best features and draw attention to them. Take a good look in the mirror and have confidence in yourself and your physical
characteristics. You are a unique and special young lady, so don’t be afraid to bring out your best!
q
Once you have acquired your dress and shoes, practice walking in them to prepare for pageant weekend. If you’ve never
worn fancy shoes and formal dresses, then you will need some time to get used to them. Break them in a little. You want your shoes to be
your “friends,” not your “enemies,” on pageant weekend!
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The dress itself is not being scored for color or style. However, your dress should follow the rules on page 9, it should fit correctly, and be
neat and tidy. The poise and presentation of the young lady wearing it will be scored. So, pick something that makes you feel like a winner!
q
During the pageant finale, every girl will take part in a fun opening number dance, which you will learn during a
rehearsal on pageant weekend. Every girl will wear the same production number outfit.
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This required outfit is used for the opening production number, as well as the optional Actress Contest. The official
T-shirt and socks will be available for purchase on pageant weekend for a total of $35.
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You will need to bring your own white tennis shoes and blue jean shorts.
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The official T-shirt color and design vary from year to year.
Reminder: No noticeable makeup for the Princess, Jr. Pre-Teen, and Pre-Teen age divisions.
Remember, sponsorship contributions can cover any pageant
related costs, such as:
...so don’t stop at $550!
• Sponsorship Fees
• Production Number Outfit
• Final Show Tickets
• Optional Contests
• Hotel Room
• Roses
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Choose a dress, pants, or suit that will showcase your personality in a color that expresses your style. Choose a color that
highlights your eyes, hair color, and skin tone.
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Your shoes should complement your interview outfit and not draw attention to your feet. Remember, chunky open-toed sandals
with big gawky soles and platforms will attract attention to your feet and away from your beautiful smile. Shoes that are hard to
walk in may affect your poise and posture.
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Pumps or t-strap shoes are elegant with almost any style of interview outfit.
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Natural enthusiasm makes a great first impression. Select the outfit that you feel confident in – the one that puts a smile on your face.
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No flashy or distracting buttons, accents, or accessories that would make an outfit inappropriate for a professional job interview.
What are the benefits of entering National American Miss? This
is an opportunity of a lifetime. In addition to trophies, prizes,
scholarships, cash, and awards, you will gain self-confidence,
communication skills, and valuable experience from
interviewing and appearing on stage in front of an audience!
You will make friendships that you will cherish for years to
come and memories that will last a lifetime. In short, you will
have a great time while building important real-life skills.
Is National American Miss a beauty pageant?
Definitely not! You are scored 30% on your Personal
Introduction, 30% on Poise and Presentation in Formal Wear,
30% on Communication Skills and Personality in Interview, and
10% on Participating in our Community Service Project at your
State Pageant.
Is previous pageant experience required?
Absolutely not!
Anyone is quite capable of doing well and
even winning in our system regardless of prior pageant
experience. We will provide you with all the information and
help you need. We are looking for enthusiastic young ladies
who can proudly represent their state. First time participants
make terrific State Finalists and can make wonderful winners!
Do I have to get coaching or other formal
training?
No! Our series of magazines, along with the training
from our staff, will provide you with a solid foundation to
create your own style and learn the stage techniques
required for competition.
Do I have to stay at the pageant host hotel?
You are not required to stay at the pageant host hotel.
However, the pageant does set up a special discounted
block for the State Finalists and their families. It is often well
worth taking advantage of the low rate and being right there
in the heart of it all. Spend your time having fun and making
new friends rather than commuting.
If I do not enter any Optional Contests, will it affect my chances
of winning the overall pageant?
Absolutely not!
Scores from the
optional contests (talent, photogenic, etc.) have no effect on the
outcome of the overall pageant. Optional contests are scored by a
separate panel of judges. Each optional contest is an opportunity
for you to shine and be recognized in your area of interest.
What is a Sponsorship Fee?
The sponsorship fee pays for the
cost of producing the pageant: awards, trophies,
choreographers, emcees, lighting, sound, staging, judges’
expenses, staff, florists, hotel ballroom rental, cash awards,
printed materials, scholarships, office support, and all of the
many other things that come together to make the pageant
the best program for you and your family. The sponsorship fee
is $550 and can be divided up into separate payments.
You may have as many or as few sponsors as you wish
contributing to make up your total sponsorship fee of $550.
Businesses, family, friends, or fundraising activities are all great
ideas for earning your sponsorship fee. Sponsorship fees are
non-refundable. Remember sponsorship contributions can
cover any pageant related costs, such as Sponsorship Fee,
Production Number Outfit, Final Show Tickets, Optional
Contests, Hotel Room, Roses, and more. So don’t stop at $550!
Do I have to raise my sponsorship fee, or can we just pay it?
It is up to you. You can either raise your sponsorship fee or pay
it yourself–or even a combination of the two–whichever works
best for you and your family. Remember that the total
sponsorship fee is $550.
I would like to be in the pageant, but how do I get sponsors?
The best place to begin is where your family does business.
Examples are cleaners, insurance companies, banks, doctors,
dentists, local stores, etc. Call ahead to make an
appointment, and dress up when you visit them. Visiting
potential sponsors is good practice for your interview. Most
sponsors will want to ask you questions about the pageant.
They will receive recognition in your state yearbook. See
pages 10 & 11 for more good ideas.
Should I write my sponsor a thank you note?
It is very important to write each of your sponsors a note of
thanks; it is an essential part of good manners. Be sure to thank
them for making your dream of being in the pageant a reality!
If you would like to enter the FREE optional contest, “Best
Thank You Note,” then make a PHOTOCOPY of one of your
thank you notes and bring it to pageant Check-In. The “BEST
THANK YOU NOTE” is selected by our optional judges, and
winners are awarded a trophy.
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To view online videos, go to
namiss.com
and under “State Pageants” click on
“State Required Competitions” to see examples. This is a great place to see a
variety of styles and age divisions to help you prepare for your State Pageant.
q
Look through the latest prom and fashion magazines to get ideas about the type of dresses you like and which ones you would feel
confident wearing.
q
Start early! Use your resources and be creative. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a great dress. The internet, resale shops,
and bridal stores are great places to find bargains. Also, department stores usually have great sales on formal dresses after prom season. You
can also borrow a dress from a friend, rent a dress from a local shop, or use a prom dress or flower girl dress that you already own. Whether
you are purchasing, borrowing, or renting a dress, find a style that is pleasing to your body type and will allow you to move gracefully across
the stage.
q
When looking for that perfect dress, remember that there is a fine line between something that is elegant and age-appropriate, and
something that is too sophisticated and mature. The line doesn’t fall in the same place for all young ladies, so be careful not to look too
old for your age.
q
Be true to yourself. Don’t try to be something that you are not. Whether you are athletic or poetic, outdoorsy or fancy, choose a dress that
will reflect who you are.
q
Look through the newest colors for the season and choose a color that will highlight your eyes, hair, and skin tone. Remember to focus on
your best features and draw attention to them. Take a good look in the mirror and have confidence in yourself and your physical
characteristics. You are a unique and special young lady, so don’t be afraid to bring out your best!
q
Once you have acquired your dress and shoes, practice walking in them to prepare for pageant weekend. If you’ve never
worn fancy shoes and formal dresses, then you will need some time to get used to them. Break them in a little. You want your shoes to be
your “friends,” not your “enemies,” on pageant weekend!
q
The dress itself is not being scored for color or style. However, your dress should follow the rules on page 9, it should fit correctly, and be
neat and tidy. The poise and presentation of the young lady wearing it will be scored. So, pick something that makes you feel like a winner!
q
During the pageant finale, every girl will take part in a fun opening number dance, which you will learn during a
rehearsal on pageant weekend. Every girl will wear the same production number outfit.
q
This required outfit is used for the opening production number, as well as the optional Actress Contest. The official
T-shirt and socks will be available for purchase on pageant weekend for a total of $35.
q
You will need to bring your own white tennis shoes and blue jean shorts.
q
The official T-shirt color and design vary from year to year.
Reminder: No noticeable makeup for the Princess, Jr. Pre-Teen, and Pre-Teen age divisions.
Remember, sponsorship contributions can cover any pageant
related costs, such as:
...so don’t stop at $550!
• Sponsorship Fees
• Production Number Outfit
• Final Show Tickets
• Optional Contests
• Hotel Room
• Roses
q
Choose a dress, pants, or suit that will showcase your personality in a color that expresses your style. Choose a color that
highlights your eyes, hair color, and skin tone.
q
Your shoes should complement your interview outfit and not draw attention to your feet. Remember, chunky open-toed sandals
with big gawky soles and platforms will attract attention to your feet and away from your beautiful smile. Shoes that are hard to
walk in may affect your poise and posture.
q
Pumps or t-strap shoes are elegant with almost any style of interview outfit.
q
Natural enthusiasm makes a great first impression. Select the outfit that you feel confident in – the one that puts a smile on your face.
q
No flashy or distracting buttons, accents, or accessories that would make an outfit inappropriate for a professional job interview.
What are the benefits of entering National American Miss? This
is an opportunity of a lifetime. In addition to trophies, prizes,
scholarships, cash, and awards, you will gain self-confidence,
communication skills, and valuable experience from
interviewing and appearing on stage in front of an audience!
You will make friendships that you will cherish for years to
come and memories that will last a lifetime. In short, you will
have a great time while building important real-life skills.
Is National American Miss a beauty pageant?
Definitely not! You are scored 30% on your Personal
Introduction, 30% on Poise and Presentation in Formal Wear,
30% on Communication Skills and Personality in Interview, and
10% on Participating in our Community Service Project at your
State Pageant.
Is previous pageant experience required?
Absolutely not!
Anyone is quite capable of doing well and
even winning in our system regardless of prior pageant
experience. We will provide you with all the information and
help you need. We are looking for enthusiastic young ladies
who can proudly represent their state. First time participants
make terrific State Finalists and can make wonderful winners!
Do I have to get coaching or other formal
training?
No! Our series of magazines, along with the training
from our staff, will provide you with a solid foundation to
create your own style and learn the stage techniques
required for competition.
Do I have to stay at the pageant host hotel?
You are not required to stay at the pageant host hotel.
However, the pageant does set up a special discounted
block for the State Finalists and their families. It is often well
worth taking advantage of the low rate and being right there
in the heart of it all. Spend your time having fun and making
new friends rather than commuting.
If I do not enter any Optional Contests, will it affect my chances
of winning the overall pageant?
Absolutely not!
Scores from the
optional contests (talent, photogenic, etc.) have no effect on the
outcome of the overall pageant. Optional contests are scored by a
separate panel of judges. Each optional contest is an opportunity
for you to shine and be recognized in your area of interest.
What is a Sponsorship Fee?
The sponsorship fee pays for the
cost of producing the pageant: awards, trophies,
choreographers, emcees, lighting, sound, staging, judges’
expenses, staff, florists, hotel ballroom rental, cash awards,
printed materials, scholarships, office support, and all of the
many other things that come together to make the pageant
the best program for you and your family. The sponsorship fee
is $550 and can be divided up into separate payments.
You may have as many or as few sponsors as you wish
contributing to make up your total sponsorship fee of $550.
Businesses, family, friends, or fundraising activities are all great
ideas for earning your sponsorship fee. Sponsorship fees are
non-refundable. Remember sponsorship contributions can
cover any pageant related costs, such as Sponsorship Fee,
Production Number Outfit, Final Show Tickets, Optional
Contests, Hotel Room, Roses, and more. So don’t stop at $550!
Do I have to raise my sponsorship fee, or can we just pay it?
It is up to you. You can either raise your sponsorship fee or pay
it yourself–or even a combination of the two–whichever works
best for you and your family. Remember that the total
sponsorship fee is $550.
I would like to be in the pageant, but how do I get sponsors?
The best place to begin is where your family does business.
Examples are cleaners, insurance companies, banks, doctors,
dentists, local stores, etc. Call ahead to make an
appointment, and dress up when you visit them. Visiting
potential sponsors is good practice for your interview. Most
sponsors will want to ask you questions about the pageant.
They will receive recognition in your state yearbook. See
pages 10 & 11 for more good ideas.
Should I write my sponsor a thank you note?
It is very important to write each of your sponsors a note of
thanks; it is an essential part of good manners. Be sure to thank
them for making your dream of being in the pageant a reality!
If you would like to enter the FREE optional contest, “Best
Thank You Note,” then make a PHOTOCOPY of one of your
thank you notes and bring it to pageant Check-In. The “BEST
THANK YOU NOTE” is selected by our optional judges, and
winners are awarded a trophy.
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To view online videos, go to
namiss.com
and under “State Pageants” click on
“State Required Competitions” to see examples. This is a great place to see a
variety of styles and age divisions to help you prepare for your State Pageant.
Check out all the additional opportunities to WIN on pageant weekend with the Optional Contests! Optional Contests
are just that –
optional! Look below to see which contests might be fun and exciting for you!
The Optional Contests are scored by different judges than the judges that score the Required Competitions.
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package
valued at $300. The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this year’s
International Photogenic Contest (a $175 value); in addition, she will receive a
$125 credit toward the national sponsorship fee for this year’s NAM National
Pageant. Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
• Photos must be submitted at Check-In on pageant weekend.
Do not mail them in.
• Up to 4 photos may be submitted.
• The photo(s) must be no larger than 8½''x11''.
• The photo(s) may be black & white or color.
• $75 fee per photo entry.
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package
valued at $300. The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this
year’s International Casual Wear Modeling
SM
Contest (a $175 value); in
addition, she will receive a $125 credit toward the national sponsorship fee
for this year’s NAM National Pageant. Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
• You may submit up to 2 Casual Wear Modeling
SM
entries.
• Each State Finalist will model one age-appropriate outfit per entry.
• This is your chance to show your own personality and style.
• This contest has the excitement and energy of a live fashion show!
• $75 fee per Casual Wear Modeling
SM
entry.
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package
valued at $300. The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this
year’s International Spokesmodel
SM
Contest (a $175 value); in addition, she will
receive a $125 credit toward the national sponsorship fee for this year’s NAM
National Pageant. Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
• You may submit up to 2 Spokesmodel
SM
entries.
• State Finalists will wear interview outfits.
• Choose from a list of topics, write a short speech and deliver it on stage.
• There is a 1½-minute time limit on all entries.
• $75 entry fee per Spokesmodel
SM
entry.
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package valued at $300.
The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this year’s International Talent Contest
(a $175 value); in addition, she will receive a $125 credit toward the national sponsorship fee for
this year’s NAM National Pageant. Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
• Talent performances must be a live solo performance.
• You may submit up to 2 Talent entries.
• There is 2-minute time limit on all entries.
• $100 entry fee per Talent entry.
Keep in Mind...
More detailed information will be
included in Magazine #2.
You may sign up online for any
of these optional
contests by going to
namiss.com
Placing in the
TOP 5 in any
Optional Contest
on these 2
pages will
automatically
qualify you
for the NAM
National
Pageant!
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The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package
valued at $300. The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this year’s
International Actress Contest (a $175 value); in addition, she will receive a $125
credit toward the national sponsorship fee for this year’s NAM National Pageant.
Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
You may submit up to 2 Actress entries.
State Finalists will choose lines from a provided list.
$75 fee per Actress entry.
Wow! NAM National Pageant
Qualifying Optional Contest!
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package valued at
$300. The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this year’s International
Runway Model Search
SM
Contest (a $175 value); in addition, she will receive a $125
credit toward the national sponsorship fee for this year’s NAM National Pageant.
Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
You may submit up to 2
Runway Model Search
SM
entries.
• Each
State Finalist will model a fashion-forward outfit of her choice, competing in
front of the judges as she walks the runway.
$150 fee per
Runway Model Search
SM
entry.
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package valued at $300.
The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this year’s International Red Carpet
Correspondent Contest (a $175 value); in addition, she will receive a $125 credit toward the
national sponsorship fee for this year’s NAM National Pageant.
• Available to all age divisions.
You may submit 1
Red Carpet Correspondent
entry.
• State Finalists will perform the script provided.
$75 fee for
Red Carpet Correspondent
entry.
Wow! NAM National Pageant
Qualifying Optional Contest!
Check out all the additional opportunities to WIN on pageant weekend with the Optional Contests! Optional Contests
are just that –
optional! Look below to see which contests might be fun and exciting for you!
The Optional Contests are scored by different judges than the judges that score the Required Competitions.
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package
valued at $300. The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this year’s
International Photogenic Contest (a $175 value); in addition, she will receive a
$125 credit toward the national sponsorship fee for this year’s NAM National
Pageant. Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
• Photos must be submitted at Check-In on pageant weekend.
Do not mail them in.
• Up to 4 photos may be submitted.
• The photo(s) must be no larger than 8½''x11''.
• The photo(s) may be black & white or color.
• $75 fee per photo entry.
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package
valued at $300. The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this
year’s International Casual Wear Modeling
SM
Contest (a $175 value); in
addition, she will receive a $125 credit toward the national sponsorship fee
for this year’s NAM National Pageant. Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
• You may submit up to 2 Casual Wear Modeling
SM
entries.
• Each State Finalist will model one age-appropriate outfit per entry.
• This is your chance to show your own personality and style.
• This contest has the excitement and energy of a live fashion show!
• $75 fee per Casual Wear Modeling
SM
entry.
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package
valued at $300. The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this
year’s International Spokesmodel
SM
Contest (a $175 value); in addition, she will
receive a $125 credit toward the national sponsorship fee for this year’s NAM
National Pageant. Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
• You may submit up to 2 Spokesmodel
SM
entries.
• State Finalists will wear interview outfits.
• Choose from a list of topics, write a short speech and deliver it on stage.
• There is a 1½-minute time limit on all entries.
• $75 entry fee per Spokesmodel
SM
entry.
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package valued at $300.
The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this year’s International Talent Contest
(a $175 value); in addition, she will receive a $125 credit toward the national sponsorship fee for
this year’s NAM National Pageant. Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
• Talent performances must be a live solo performance.
• You may submit up to 2 Talent entries.
• There is 2-minute time limit on all entries.
• $100 entry fee per Talent entry.
Keep in Mind...
More detailed information will be
included in Magazine #2.
You may sign up online for any
of these optional
contests by going to
namiss.com
Placing in the
TOP 5 in any
Optional Contest
on these 2
pages will
automatically
qualify you
for the NAM
National
Pageant!
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Qualifying Optional Contest!
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Qualifying Optional Contest!
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Qualifying Optional Contest!
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Qualifying Optional Contest!
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Qualifying Optional Contest!
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package
valued at $300. The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this year’s
International Actress Contest (a $175 value); in addition, she will receive a $125
credit toward the national sponsorship fee for this year’s NAM National Pageant.
Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
You may submit up to 2 Actress entries.
State Finalists will choose lines from a provided list.
$75 fee per Actress entry.
Wow! NAM National Pageant
Qualifying Optional Contest!
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package valued at
$300. The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this year’s International
Runway Model Search
SM
Contest (a $175 value); in addition, she will receive a $125
credit toward the national sponsorship fee for this year’s NAM National Pageant.
Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
You may submit up to 2
Runway Model Search
SM
entries.
• Each
State Finalist will model a fashion-forward outfit of her choice, competing in
front of the judges as she walks the runway.
$150 fee per
Runway Model Search
SM
entry.
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package valued at $300.
The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this year’s International Red Carpet
Correspondent Contest (a $175 value); in addition, she will receive a $125 credit toward the
national sponsorship fee for this year’s NAM National Pageant.
• Available to all age divisions.
You may submit 1
Red Carpet Correspondent
entry.
• State Finalists will perform the script provided.
$75 fee for
Red Carpet Correspondent
entry.
Wow! NAM National Pageant
Qualifying Optional Contest!
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package valued
at $300. The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this year’s
International Top Model Search
SM
Contest (a $175 value); in addition, she will receive
a $125 credit toward the national sponsorship fee for this year’s NAM National
Pageant. Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
• You may submit up to 2 Top Model Search
SM
entries.
• $150 fee per Top Model Search
SM
entry.
Dress: Although this is a separate contest, the outfit rules are the same as the Casual Wear
Modeling
SM
Contest. You may only wear one outfit per entry.
Rules: Use freestyle modeling with turns, hesitations, and poses to reflect your personal style. You
will be evaluated on how well you do in the photo shoot by judges who are modeling industry
professionals. Your success will be determined by posing, working with the photographer, and
having photos that would work well for commercial print work. Being on time, having a positive
attitude, and wearing the appropriate attire are also factors, just as they would be for any
professional photo shoot.
Pageant Furnishes: Pink backdrop and the
photographer.
You Bring: A smile, a positive attitude, and
your own apparel. You are allowed to
wear makeup, but it must be
age-appropriate. So, for Princess, Jr.
Pre-Teen, and Pre-Teen, that
means that you can have
makeup on, but it should not
call attention to itself, or
be perceived as
inappropriate for
your age.
Check out all of these additional fun and exciting Optional Contests!
These contests are a great way to earn trophies and highlight your
individual interests at no additional cost.
• Available to all age divisions.
• No entry fee. However, State Finalist must enter the Photogenic and Casual Wear Modeling
SM
Contest to be considered for this award.
Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies and an invitation to the National Pageant.
• Available to all age divisions; no entry fee.
• Each State Finalist will vote for the girl they feel has been the friendliest and the most helpful during
pageant weekend.
• Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions; no entry fee.
• The pageant choreographers will select the girl who shows the most uplifting spirit throughout pageant weekend.
• Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies.
• Available to Jr. Teen, Teen, and Miss age divisions; no entry fee.
State Finalists will bring copies of their official school transcripts. Judges will look at a combination of grade-point
average and course load.
• Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies and an invitation to the National Pageant.
• Available to Pre-Teen, Jr. Teen, Teen, and Miss age divisions; no entry fee.
• State Finalists will bring records of their volunteer service, as well as letters of verification.
• Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies and an invitation to the National Pageant.
• Available to Princess, Jr. Pre-Teen, and Pre-Teen age divisions; no entry fee.
• State Finalists will receive a picture to color or decorate as they wish.
• Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions; no entry fee.
• State Finalists will write “Thank You” notes to their sponsors. The Optional Contest judges will select the one
they feel is the best.
• Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions; no entry fee.
• This award is earned by the State Finalist in each age group who sells the most tickets to her final pageant.
• Winner will receive a trophy.
• Available to all age divisions; no entry fee.
• Winner receives a trophy
$50 NAM Boutique Certificate will be awarded to every girl that submits at least 75 accurate referrals
• Available to all age divisions; no entry fee.
State Finalists will be given a resume to fill out and turn in at pageant Check-In.
• Judges will look at a combination of the State Finalists’ activities, honors, academics, and neatness.
Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies and an invitation to the National Pageant.
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Qualifying Optional Contest!
The winner from each age division will receive a trophy and a prize package valued
at $300. The package includes her entry fee paid to compete in this year’s
International Top Model Search
SM
Contest (a $175 value); in addition, she will receive
a $125 credit toward the national sponsorship fee for this year’s NAM National
Pageant. Runners-up will also receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions.
• You may submit up to 2 Top Model Search
SM
entries.
• $150 fee per Top Model Search
SM
entry.
Dress: Although this is a separate contest, the outfit rules are the same as the Casual Wear
Modeling
SM
Contest. You may only wear one outfit per entry.
Rules: Use freestyle modeling with turns, hesitations, and poses to reflect your personal style. You
will be evaluated on how well you do in the photo shoot by judges who are modeling industry
professionals. Your success will be determined by posing, working with the photographer, and
having photos that would work well for commercial print work. Being on time, having a positive
attitude, and wearing the appropriate attire are also factors, just as they would be for any
professional photo shoot.
Pageant Furnishes: Pink backdrop and the
photographer.
You Bring: A smile, a positive attitude, and
your own apparel. You are allowed to
wear makeup, but it must be
age-appropriate. So, for Princess, Jr.
Pre-Teen, and Pre-Teen, that
means that you can have
makeup on, but it should not
call attention to itself, or
be perceived as
inappropriate for
your age.
Check out all of these additional fun and exciting Optional Contests!
These contests are a great way to earn trophies and highlight your
individual interests at no additional cost.
• Available to all age divisions.
• No entry fee. However, State Finalist must enter the Photogenic and Casual Wear Modeling
SM
Contest to be considered for this award.
Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies and an invitation to the National Pageant.
• Available to all age divisions; no entry fee.
• Each State Finalist will vote for the girl they feel has been the friendliest and the most helpful during
pageant weekend.
• Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions; no entry fee.
• The pageant choreographers will select the girl who shows the most uplifting spirit throughout pageant weekend.
• Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies.
• Available to Jr. Teen, Teen, and Miss age divisions; no entry fee.
State Finalists will bring copies of their official school transcripts. Judges will look at a combination of grade-point
average and course load.
• Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies and an invitation to the National Pageant.
• Available to Pre-Teen, Jr. Teen, Teen, and Miss age divisions; no entry fee.
• State Finalists will bring records of their volunteer service, as well as letters of verification.
• Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies and an invitation to the National Pageant.
• Available to Princess, Jr. Pre-Teen, and Pre-Teen age divisions; no entry fee.
• State Finalists will receive a picture to color or decorate as they wish.
• Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions; no entry fee.
• State Finalists will write “Thank You” notes to their sponsors. The Optional Contest judges will select the one
they feel is the best.
• Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies.
• Available to all age divisions; no entry fee.
• This award is earned by the State Finalist in each age group who sells the most tickets to her final pageant.
• Winner will receive a trophy.
• Available to all age divisions; no entry fee.
• Winner receives a trophy
$50 NAM Boutique Certificate will be awarded to every girl that submits at least 75 accurate referrals
• Available to all age divisions; no entry fee.
State Finalists will be given a resume to fill out and turn in at pageant Check-In.
• Judges will look at a combination of the State Finalists’ activities, honors, academics, and neatness.
Winner and 1st Runner-up receive trophies and an invitation to the National Pageant.
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Part of the NAMily!
“National American Miss is the only pageant
system I’ve competed in and it’s because
I’m not ready to say goodbye to it! I started
my pageant journey two years ago with
NAM, and I’ve enjoyed every single second
of it. You truly build a family through NAM,
and I’m so incredibly thankful for all of the
opportunities NAM has given me.
Madyson Zoucha - NE
An Amazing Experience!
“As a parent you strive to give your children
the best, it's such a great feeling to know
that by having them be a part of National
American Miss I'm doing just that. In two
years, NAM has equipped my daughters with
skills that will serve them for the rest of their
life. They have established speaking skills,
work ethic, interview skills, sportsmanship,
community involvement, and much more.
National American Miss has taught my
daughters that by not giving up on your
dreams and ambitions and by working hard
something beautiful is created and anything
is possible.
As a family, National American Miss has
given us memories and unbreakable
friendships that we will cherish forever. Along
the way, my daughters have met many role
models, from the first person to greet us to
the very last contestant that somehow
inspired us with their grace on stage.
National American Miss has been and will
continue to be a part of their life as their
biggest cheerleaders for their success. I’m
confident in saying that my daughters’
futures are brighter because of National
American Miss.”
Vero Quezada Ortiz - AZ (mother to Emily)
Positive Attitude!
“National American Miss is very well run and
we love the positive attitude of all the
contestants. All the National American Miss
girls were friendly and inviting toward my
daughter. We are looking forward to
Nationals in Orlando. We are so proud she
made queen’s court at her first pageant!
Mother to Addison Cooney - NJ
A True Blessing!
“NAM has blessed our family in countless
ways. My daughter and I have been able to
grow together, set goals and chase dreams.
NAM has given her so many opportunities
that she may not have otherwise had.
I believe NAM has shaped her into the
confident, compassionate beautiful young
woman she is today. Watching her dreams
come true and seeing doors open for her
has been one of my greatest blessings.”
Cori Helget - MN (mother to Maddie)
Learned Life Skills!
“Many years ago, I received a letter in the
mail inviting me to join National American
Miss and almost 2 decades later, I can say
without hesitation that it was the most
influential mailing I have ever received. That
letter not only changed my life, but my
family’s as well. From the moment we
walked into our first NAM State Pageant, we
instantly knew it was the furthest thing from a
scam. National American Miss is an
organization based on integrity, honesty and
with the best interest of its contestants and
their families at heart.
National American Miss gave me more than
just years of competing on a stage; it gave
me a competitive edge while interviewing
for jobs, confidence to speak in front of
thousands of people, invaluable memories
made with my family, and most importantly,
that taking a leap of faith and trying
something new can forever change
your life.”
Jena Diller-Reindel - OH
Safe and Fun!
“This was our second year at the pageant
and we put much thought into whether it
would be a safe event to attend. We are so
thankful we decided to go. Our State
Director and the staff clearly had put even
more thought into how to make this a safe
event for the girls and still a fun and
memorable experience. She was able to
make friends, have an amazing time, and
make memories that will last her a lifetime.
We can’t wait for Nationals!”
Nicole DiMartino - GA (mother to Tia)
Communication Skills!
“I went from being ‘anti-pageants’ to
becoming a proud pageant mom! I once
said that I would not let Addison participate
in pageants because Addison defines her
own beauty. Well, that was before I was
educated on ‘life-skills pageants.’ NAM is
definitely a life-skills pageant that has helped
to build Addison’s communication skills,
interview skills as well as her confidence.
Addison is so motivated to be her best!
Addison is so passionate about helping
others who are in need. NAM has
encouraged Addison to use her passion as a
platform of service. Addison is excited to go
out into her community regularly to help
others. In the last year, Addison has touched
more lives than I could have ever imagined!"
Christel Wells - GA (mother to Addison)
Gained Confidence!
“I have developed more confidence and
have grown comfortable in my own skin –
something many teenage girls face
problems with.
I attribute all of my success in high school to
my experience with the National American
Miss Pageant system. This pageant has the
power to change a girl's life...and she
doesn’t even have to be the winner!"
Alexandra Curtis - CA
Best of the Best!
National American Miss has completely
changed my life. Not only have I met
incredible girls from across my state, but I
feel more confident and at ease while
speaking and being on stage.
I came into my state pageant timid and
nervous but I left confident and proud. So
blessed to be a part of the NAMily!
Teri Lynlee Staggs - TN
Grace & Poise!
“NAM has helped me to become a
confident and graceful young lady. I hope
one day I will change the world like NAM has
changed me."
Joey McDowell - TX
I Believe in Myself Now!
“It's crazy to think four years ago I was a shy,
insecure girl who decided to walk into NAM
Nebraska open calls. I was on my way to
volleyball practice and that's when a
message came on the answering machine
saying I was a state finalist. I don't think I ever
screamed so loud in my life until that
moment! From that day on, I never would
have expected to have my life changed so
much. After my first year of NAM, I began to
see a change in myself. I realized I had the
power to embrace whoever I was. I gained
confidence to speak in front of people. It's
been amazing not only to see that change
in myself, but to see NAM embrace every
single different girl and their personalities!
NAM is about making that change and
helping girls today be confident with who
they are in a society who tells them to only
look at the negatives about themselves.
NAM praised girls for their intelligence, their
community involvement, their confidence,
and for who they are, not just on the outside.
Without National American Miss helping to
build me these last few years, I don't think I
would be the same person I am today!
National American Miss has helped me to
believe in myself and to believe that I can
accomplish anything.”
Michaela Edstrand - NE
1918
Part of the NAMily!
“National American Miss is the only pageant
system I’ve competed in and it’s because
I’m not ready to say goodbye to it! I started
my pageant journey two years ago with
NAM, and I’ve enjoyed every single second
of it. You truly build a family through NAM,
and I’m so incredibly thankful for all of the
opportunities NAM has given me.
Madyson Zoucha - NE
An Amazing Experience!
“As a parent you strive to give your children
the best, it's such a great feeling to know
that by having them be a part of National
American Miss I'm doing just that. In two
years, NAM has equipped my daughters with
skills that will serve them for the rest of their
life. They have established speaking skills,
work ethic, interview skills, sportsmanship,
community involvement, and much more.
National American Miss has taught my
daughters that by not giving up on your
dreams and ambitions and by working hard
something beautiful is created and anything
is possible.
As a family, National American Miss has
given us memories and unbreakable
friendships that we will cherish forever. Along
the way, my daughters have met many role
models, from the first person to greet us to
the very last contestant that somehow
inspired us with their grace on stage.
National American Miss has been and will
continue to be a part of their life as their
biggest cheerleaders for their success. I’m
confident in saying that my daughters’
futures are brighter because of National
American Miss.”
Vero Quezada Ortiz - AZ (mother to Emily)
Positive Attitude!
“National American Miss is very well run and
we love the positive attitude of all the
contestants. All the National American Miss
girls were friendly and inviting toward my
daughter. We are looking forward to
Nationals in Orlando. We are so proud she
made queen’s court at her first pageant!
Mother to Addison Cooney - NJ
A True Blessing!
“NAM has blessed our family in countless
ways. My daughter and I have been able to
grow together, set goals and chase dreams.
NAM has given her so many opportunities
that she may not have otherwise had.
I believe NAM has shaped her into the
confident, compassionate beautiful young
woman she is today. Watching her dreams
come true and seeing doors open for her
has been one of my greatest blessings.”
Cori Helget - MN (mother to Maddie)
Learned Life Skills!
“Many years ago, I received a letter in the
mail inviting me to join National American
Miss and almost 2 decades later, I can say
without hesitation that it was the most
influential mailing I have ever received. That
letter not only changed my life, but my
family’s as well. From the moment we
walked into our first NAM State Pageant, we
instantly knew it was the furthest thing from a
scam. National American Miss is an
organization based on integrity, honesty and
with the best interest of its contestants and
their families at heart.
National American Miss gave me more than
just years of competing on a stage; it gave
me a competitive edge while interviewing
for jobs, confidence to speak in front of
thousands of people, invaluable memories
made with my family, and most importantly,
that taking a leap of faith and trying
something new can forever change
your life.”
Jena Diller-Reindel - OH
Safe and Fun!
“This was our second year at the pageant
and we put much thought into whether it
would be a safe event to attend. We are so
thankful we decided to go. Our State
Director and the staff clearly had put even
more thought into how to make this a safe
event for the girls and still a fun and
memorable experience. She was able to
make friends, have an amazing time, and
make memories that will last her a lifetime.
We can’t wait for Nationals!”
Nicole DiMartino - GA (mother to Tia)
Communication Skills!
“I went from being ‘anti-pageants’ to
becoming a proud pageant mom! I once
said that I would not let Addison participate
in pageants because Addison defines her
own beauty. Well, that was before I was
educated on ‘life-skills pageants.’ NAM is
definitely a life-skills pageant that has helped
to build Addison’s communication skills,
interview skills as well as her confidence.
Addison is so motivated to be her best!
Addison is so passionate about helping
others who are in need. NAM has
encouraged Addison to use her passion as a
platform of service. Addison is excited to go
out into her community regularly to help
others. In the last year, Addison has touched
more lives than I could have ever imagined!"
Christel Wells - GA (mother to Addison)
Gained Confidence!
“I have developed more confidence and
have grown comfortable in my own skin –
something many teenage girls face
problems with.
I attribute all of my success in high school to
my experience with the National American
Miss Pageant system. This pageant has the
power to change a girl's life...and she
doesn’t even have to be the winner!"
Alexandra Curtis - CA
Best of the Best!
National American Miss has completely
changed my life. Not only have I met
incredible girls from across my state, but I
feel more confident and at ease while
speaking and being on stage.
I came into my state pageant timid and
nervous but I left confident and proud. So
blessed to be a part of the NAMily!
Teri Lynlee Staggs - TN
Grace & Poise!
“NAM has helped me to become a
confident and graceful young lady. I hope
one day I will change the world like NAM has
changed me."
Joey McDowell - TX
I Believe in Myself Now!
“It's crazy to think four years ago I was a shy,
insecure girl who decided to walk into NAM
Nebraska open calls. I was on my way to
volleyball practice and that's when a
message came on the answering machine
saying I was a state finalist. I don't think I ever
screamed so loud in my life until that
moment! From that day on, I never would
have expected to have my life changed so
much. After my first year of NAM, I began to
see a change in myself. I realized I had the
power to embrace whoever I was. I gained
confidence to speak in front of people. It's
been amazing not only to see that change
in myself, but to see NAM embrace every
single different girl and their personalities!
NAM is about making that change and
helping girls today be confident with who
they are in a society who tells them to only
look at the negatives about themselves.
NAM praised girls for their intelligence, their
community involvement, their confidence,
and for who they are, not just on the outside.
Without National American Miss helping to
build me these last few years, I don't think I
would be the same person I am today!
National American Miss has helped me to
believe in myself and to believe that I can
accomplish anything.”
Michaela Edstrand - NE
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