November 13, 2016

Contestant Forms

Below you will find links and downloads for the various information, instructions, and forms required to compete.  As you complete these, feel free to send them via email at or by using our online submission form.

If you are committed to being a part of one of the most rewarding and beneficial experiences available to young women in the United States, complete and submit the Contestant Application. Visit the Miss America Website to learn more about the many benefits of competing in the Miss American Scholarship Program.

Once you have submitted your Contestant Application, you will receive instructions and help on all other forms. They are posted below for your information. However, there is no need to submit anything besides the Contestant Application at this point.


 Contestant Application
Are you interested in competing for our titles?  This is the form for you! Make sure you have read all the competition information, eligibility and financial requirements for the Miss and Teen programs before you apply. Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2018.

Contestant Information Submission
All contestants are asked to submit this form which will to be used to update your information on the website and program book.

Email Headshot
Contestants need to email a high resolution headshot to

Forms - Welcome LetterWelcome, Eligibility, and Paperwork Checklist
A letter from the Executive Director as well as eligibility requirements and a paperwork checklist.

Forms - Talent ReleaseTalent
Talent guidelines and release form

Talent Introduction and On-Stage Question Submission
You are asked to write and submit the introduction for your talent and can write your own on-stage platform question.

Forms - AdsProgram Ads and Sponsorship (Build Your Own Scholarship) (UPDATED: 12-22-2017)
Ads and sponsorship instructions and information

Forms - DonorDonor Contribution Form (UPDATED: 12-22-2017)
Program Ad/Sponsorship/Build Your Own Scholarship Form


Forms - Miss Contestant ContractMiss Contestant Contract
Fillable 2018 Miss Contestant Contract

Forms - Miss Contestant ResumeResume (UPDATED: 12-22-2017)
Resume instructions and sample for Miss contestants

Forms - Miss Contestant PlatformPlatform Statement
Platform statement instructions and sample for Miss contestants

Miss Winner 24-hour Submission Form
This form will need to be submitted to within 24 hours of being crowned


Forms - Teen Contestant ContractTeen Contestant Contract (UPDATED: 12-22-2017)
Fillable 2018 Outstanding Teen Contestant Contract

Forms - Teen Contestant No-ShowTeen No-Show Rules Agreement
Rules for contestants that send in their application for a local pageant and do not show up for the pageant

Forms - Teen Contestant ResumeResume
Resume instructions and sample for Teen contestants

Forms - Teen Contestant Platform Platform Statement
Platform statement instructions and sample for Teen contestants

Teen Winner 24-hour Submission Form
This form will need to be submitted to within 24 hours of being crowned


Forms - Princess ApplicationPrincess Program Application
More information can be found on our Princess Program page.


This checklist is also part of the Welcome, Eligibility, and Paperwork Checklist document above. Contestants will receive special instructions and help on these forms and requirements during a contestant workshop held in early 2018. Contestants will receive more information after submitting their Contestant Application.

  • Submission of Contestant Information and
  • Email official, high-resolution headshot
  • Local Contestant Contract (must be notarized)
  • Platform Statement
  • Contestant Resume
  • Music Release Form
  • BMI / ASCAP form
  • 2 CD’s of Music (if applicable)
  • Ad pages
  • Build Your Own Scholarship Paperwork
  • Official High School / College Transcript
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Enrollment
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Insurance Cards (if applicable)