November 13, 2016


The Miss Lane County Scholarship Program is an unparalleled opportunity for young women to earn scholarships, serve the community and build invaluable skills and relationships. Read on to see if the Miss Lane County Scholarship Program might be a good fit for you!


Phases of Competition

Candidates competing for the titles of Miss Lane County, Miss Linn-Benton County or Miss Central Valley will compete in the following five categories. Each contestant is scored on a scale of 1-10 (whole numbers only) in each category below by a panel of five to seven judges.

Interview (25%)

The Private interview is ten minutes long and assesses the contestant’s preparedness, professionalism, and her ability to articulate her thoughts quickly and effectively. This phase of the competition is always first and has the largest impact on a judges choice in the winner.

Talent (40%)

Every candidate has 90 seconds to perform a talent of her choice in front of the judges and the audience. This phase assesses the contestants’ dedication to her craft and stage presence. Talents include but are not limited to singing, dancing, theatrical monologue, and instrumental performances. Performances must be done alone (accompaniment music is allowed) and talents involving fire, archery live animals and firearms are not appropriate talents for the competition. For this phase, the entertainment value of the performance is just as important as the raw talent.

Evening Wear/Social Impact (20%)

Allows a look into how the candidate exhibits her own personal style, attitude, personality, grace, presence, and confidence while making her own statement about her mission for the job.

Looks into composure, confidence, the attention she captures on the stage, her command of the stage, presence and how she appears in the spotlight. Allows ability to judge first impression reaction and a look at posture and carriage while providing a chance to hear a candidate’s presentation of her social impact initiative for social media in a different setting.

On-Stage Question (15%)

The On-Stage Interview phase of competition advances the same criteria as the personal interview by bringing it on stage in an interactive and substantive highly energetic way to showcase each candidates’intelligence, personality, charisma and aptitude for the job.


The following must be true for all candidates to be eligible to compete (for the calendar year 2019):

  1. I am and always have been female
  2. I am not pregnant and have no intention of becoming pregnant between now and the end of my year of service
  3. I am not currently a parent or legal guardian and have no intention of becoming a parent or legal guardian between now and the end of my year of service
  4. I have never been convicted of any crime greater than a misdemeanor
  5. I am a high school senior, high school graduate or GED recipient
  6. I was born on or between January 1, 1994, and December 31, 2001
  7. I am currently 18 years of age or will turn 18 before the Miss Lane County pageant takes place
  8. I am currently no older than 25 and will not turn 26 before December 31st, 2019

You are eligible for Miss Lane, Linn-Benton County Titles if ANY of the following are true:

  1. I live full time in the county respective to the title I am competing for 6 months or longer
  2. I work full time in the county respective to the title I am competing for 6 months or longer
  3. I attend school full time in the county respective to the title I am competing for 6 months or longer (must physically attend, online classes do not qualify)

Financial Requirements

  • In order to compete, all candidates are expected to register with and raise $100 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). This requirement is set by the National Miss America Organization. If your CMNH money is not raised by the deadline specified in the candidate packet you will not be allowed to compete.
  • Candidates are encouraged to participate in the Build Your Own Scholarship Program. By selling ads or procuring sponsors you help support the scholarship fund and build a scholarship for yourself at the same time through the Build Your Own Scholarship Program. Candidates first $100 raised, plus 40% of any other funds raised after the initial $100, will be awarded back to them,  as a scholarship ONLY AFTER they compete in the pageant.
  • You are responsible for purchasing all of your wardrobe pieces as required for competition

Please note, once crowned we expect our titleholders to compete at Miss Oregon in June 2019. We also require our titleholders to be prepared to volunteer their time to community activities and appearances throughout their entire year. Please note too, that each titleholder will need to maintain a social media site as assigned by our local program.

Miss Oregon

Winners at the local level are required to raise an additional $500.00 for the Children’s Miracle Network in order to compete at the Miss Oregon Competition. You are also required to raise $300.00 in program ads for the Miss Oregon souvenir program book. As a Miss Lane County titleholder, you are responsible for purchasing your own wardrobe for the state pageant, including the swimsuit and opening number outfit required by the State board. You are also responsible for your lodging in Seaside during pageant week. The Board will pay your fee, which includes food and lodging for Miss Oregon Pageant Camp. The camp is held in Seaside, Oregon in May and is mandatory for all Miss Oregon candidates.

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