There is no entry fee to compete in the Miss America program — all you need is commitment, perseverance, talent and ambition.
To compete in the 2018 Miss District of Columbia Pageant, a contestant must meet the following requirements (please review carefully):
A contestant must be a U.S. citizen.
A contestant must have never been married.
A contestant must be female.
A contestant must be a resident of the District of Columbia for at least six months preceding the date of the Miss DC pageant OR must have fulfilled eligibility requirements by educational status or employment.
A contestant must be 18-25 years old. She must be at least a high school senior on the first day of the competition. This means that for 2018, contestants must have been born on or before June 16, 2000 (Contestant interviews will take place on June 16, 2018). Contestants may not turn 26 before January 1, 2019.
A contestant must be at least a senior in high school at the time of the Miss DC pageant (not just a rising senior).
A contestant must have never performed any act or engaged in any activity or employment that is or could reasonably be characterized as immoral or indecent.
A contestant must never have been pregnant and is not now pregnant nor the adoptive parent of any child.
A contestant must never have been convicted of any crime and does not have any criminal charges pending.
A contestant must not use or consume any illegal controlled dangerous substances or abuse the use of alcohol or other dangerous substances.
A contestant must be in good health and can participate fully and without limitation in any program activities.
In order to assure that the eligibility requirements are adequately met, you must bring this form and copies of relevant documentation to your Preliminary Workshop. Only after successfully providing this information will you be permitted to continue with the workshop. If you are interested in receiving more information about becoming a contestant in the Miss America system, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.