Become a Candidate

Participating in the Miss America Organization is one of the most rewarding and beneficial experiences available to young women in the United States. Each year, more than 10,000 young women participate at the local, state, and national levels, culminating in the selection of 52 national finalists who compete for the title of Miss America. As a state titleholder, a contestant may only compete once at the national Miss America Competition.


  • Be between the ages of 17 and 24

  • Be a United States citizen

  • Meet residency requirements

  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization

  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements

  • Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities.

Open competition

All young women who meet the requirements and are residents of the state of Wyoming or are going to school full time, are able to apply for the Miss Wyoming program. This is the preliminary contest for the Miss America competition.


There’s only one Miss America

Register for your chance to compete for the state title and go on to perform on the national stage for Miss America!

How to apply

Review the checklist of all materials needed to apply for the state competition. All candidates must complete the registration form and supplemental information before or on the deadline. Once the MWSO board has reviewed and approved your application, additional items are due.


Packet #1 December 16, 2019

Packet #2 January 1, 2020

Packet #3. March 13, 2020

Packet #4. May 1, 2020

Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Fundraising

Each candidate is required to set up a fundraising page at before attending candidate development retreat. A minimum of $250 must be raised in order to qualify for the state competition. Instructions to register will be given upon completion and acceptance of candidate registration.

Miss America is not a celebrity, nor is she a “beauty queen.” Instead, she is a person of character and a representative of service, and an example of what it means to be a giver, not a taker. It is her work that will be celebrated as she uses her job to serve others, promote scholarships and the importance of education, and to make a lasting impact on communities across the nation. When Miss America’s term expires, she will be successful if she has made a measurable, positive difference in the growth of MAO and her SII objectives.


Return all documentation electronically via email and/or dropbox link to folder containing all forms and signed documents.

Be sure in include your headshot (color and b/w) with your materials.

All submissions can be sent to Chele Schamber, ED

Candidate Checklist

Registration Acknowledgment Form

Registration Form

Local Title Form

Code of Conduct

Social Media Policy

Music License Request

Photography Release Form