The application window for the 2019 Team Seattle Competition has closed. If you are still interested, we encourage you to attend our competition on February 2, 2019 at the Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center.
The 2020 Application Window will open on July 1, 2019 and will close again sometime in December 2020.
Miss America Organization Applicant Guidelines
- Must have never been married.
- Must have never had any children.
- Must be a United States Citizen.
- Must be between 13-17 years old, unless a non-graduated senior in high school.
- Must live or attend school full-time in Washington state.
Miss Seattle Applicants*
- Must have been born on or after January 1, 1994
- Must have lived, worked, or attended school (1 semester as a full-time student) in the Greater Seattle Area for a minimum of 6-months prior to the competition date.
Miss Emerald City Applicants*
- Must have been born on or after January 1, 1994.
- Miss Emerald City applicants must have lived, worked, or attended school (1 semester as a full-time student) in Washington state for a minimum of 6-months prior to the competition date.
*Format of the Team Seattle Competition
All teen applicants are grouped together and Miss Seattle’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Emerald City’s Outstanding Teen are chosen from the same group of applicants. If the required number of contestants is not met, only the Miss Seattle’s Outstanding Teen title will be awarded. The title of Miss Seattle’s Outstanding Teen and, if awarded, Miss Emerald City’s Outstanding Teen, are not assigned based on ranking in the competition. Once the two winners are identified by auditors, the titles are then assigned based on several factors including, but not limited to, geographic location within the state and geographic location in relation to the corresponding Miss titleholder’s place of residence.
Miss applicants are separated into two distinct groups, Miss Seattle and Miss Emerald City. Applicants are only competing within their group. Some applicants may be eligible for more than one group. If eligible for more than one group, the executive director will place the applicant in the group that best balances the number of applicants competing for each title. An applicant’s preference for one group over another may be considered, however the group placement is at the discretion of the executive director.