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.

Miss America homecoming for Nia Franklin

Miss America homecoming for Nia Franklin


  • 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 are able to apply for the Miss Wyoming program. This is the preliminary contest for the Miss America competition.

The Miss Wyoming and Miss Wyoming’s Outstanding TEEN competition will be held June 22, 2019 at the Wyo Theatre in Sheridan, Wyoming.


How to apply

Review the checklist of all materials needed to apply for the state competition. All forms are DUE APRIL 1, 2019 - No EXCEPTIONS

Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Fundraising

Each candidate is required to set up a fundraising page at before attending candidate development retreat.


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