Become A Contestant
ENTER A LOCAL MISS OKLAHOMA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN PAGEANT
To find out which local competition(s) you may be eligible for please check our local pageants information page for the Local Teen Pageant nearest you! Each Local Director sets his/her entrance fee.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?
The eligibility requirements for Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen are as follows:
Contestants are evaluated in the following areas:
Private Interview (25% of total score)
At the local level, each contestant participates in an individual 6-minute interview. Interviews are 8 minutes at the state competition and 9 minutes at the national competition. There are typically 5 to 7 judges on a panel, and the interview is press-style, with the contestant standing at a podium. Contestants are questioned on their background as presented on their fact sheet, their educational and career goals, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities.
Scoring is based on overall communication skills, including personality, intelligence, validated opinions, emotional control, overall first impression and personal appearance. Community Service is required on the local level. The National Platforms (US Dream Academy Mentor Club and Give Kids the World) are required on the National level. However, if a contestant has a community service issue that they wish to continue, it will become secondary to their participation with “US Dream Academy” and “Give Kids the World.” Training materials will be provided on this national platform.
Scholastic Achievement (10% of total score)
Scholastic Achievement is only included at the State and National Levels
Scholastic Judges will review each contestant’s resume and official transcripts. Scoring will be based on the following questions:
1. Has this student maintained at least a “B” average during the past academic year?
2. Would her scholastic achievements place her in the top 10% of your (the judges’) institution?
3. Is she taking Advanced, AP, or IB courses?
4. Does she hold leadership positions in her school and extracurricular activities?
5. Based on the information before you, do you believe this student would meet the description of an “outstanding student”?
On-Stage Question | Evening Wear (20% of total score)
Questions will be of general nature and will be neither platform-related nor something taken directly from the private interview. The objective is to evaluate the contestant’s ability to think on her feet and answer a question of general interest to people her age, including but not limited to local, state and national current events.
Each contestant appears on-stage in a gown of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a prom or other formal event. You should be dressed appropriately for a TEEN. High slits and plunging necklines are not acceptable.
Scoring is based on overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality and stage presence, walk, posture, carriage and grace, appropriateness of attire and sense of style, sense of attractiveness, beauty and charm.
Lifestyle and Fitness (10% of total score)
Each contestant briefly appears on-stage modeling sportswear of her choosing that represents something she does to stay fit. (No Swimsuits) (Example: if she is a cheerleader, she can model her uniform; if she rides horses, she can model her riding gear; if she jogs, she can model a jogging suit in character; if she takes karate, she can model her gi; if she plays tennis, she can model her tennis outfit; if she plays basketball, volleyball, softball, etc., she can model her uniform; if she is a dancer, she can model a costume or rehearsal outfit…the list goes on!) The contestant will be given a specific modeling pattern and will NOT be permitted to act out the sport.
Scoring is based on overall first impression, statement of strong physical fitness and health, sense of attractiveness and presence, display of energy, charisma and expression, sense of confidence and composure. The fitness of the teen, by the shape of her body, is not being judged. Instead, her level of pursuit and dedication to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is being evaluated.
Talent (35% of total score)
Contestants perform a 90-second routine of their own choosing. Some possible talents include all types of singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedy monologues, baton twirling and ventriloquism. Other talents that can be performed solo on a stage are also possible. Phone or e-mail us if you have a question about your talent presentation.
Scoring is based on contestant’s skill and personality, interpretive ability, technical skill level, stage presence and the totality of all elements, including costume, props, voice, use of body and choreography.
MISS OKLAHOMA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN
If you are interested in receiving more information about becoming a contestant in the Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, email Gentry Johnson at gentryLjohnson@yahoo.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!