Here are some important dates to remember if you are or are planning to compete for the title of Miss DC 2017:
January 18, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m. — Information Session for Prospective Contestants at Daniel Morgan Academy (1620 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; 7th Floor). RSVP to Jim Lindsay at email@example.com. You may also email Jim with any questions.
January 23, 2017 – Preliminary contestants notified of time slots via e-mail
January 29, 2017, approximately 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.– Preliminary Experience Workshop in Interview and Talent at American University's Katzen Arts Center. (must bring copies of eligibility documents and signed eligibility checklist with you; individual time slots to be given six days in advance)
January 31, 2017– All who attended the Prelimiary Experience Workshop are notified of outcome by phone (voice mail or email only if necessary)
February 11-12, 2017 – Miss DC Finalists’ Orientation Weekend
March-June 2017 – Mock Interviews/Opportunities to Perform Talent/Community Service Projects
June 12-16, 2017 – Pageant Rehearsals in evenings of week leading up to pageant (Monday through Friday)
June 17, 2017 – Contestant Interviews in late morning and afternoon (location to be announced)
June 18, 2017 – Final Competition: All-day Rehearsal and Pageant (location and time to be announced)
Two weeks after pageant – Miss DC national paperwork due to Miss America Organization
July or August 2017 – Miss DC attends Orientation with other national contestants (exact dates and location to be announced)
September 2017– 97th annual Miss America Competition in Atlantic City. N.J. (about two weeks in early-mid-September). Finals televised live on ABC.
*Note: While attending the info session is not mandatory in order to attend the Preliminary Experience Workshop, attendance is strongly encouraged, even if you have competed in Miss DC before. Attendance does not obligate one to attend the workshop or compete. Please come out and learn more about the process for competing for Miss DC 2017! *All dates and locations are subject to change.