Become a Contestant

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

All contestants need to submit a resume, platform statement and Miss Wyoming contract.

Each contestant is required to set up a fundraising page at before attending orientation.


All contestants need to fill out a resume and platform statement using guidelines provided. All files are in PDF format and require a pdf reader for viewing.

When submitting your application, email a headshot (color and b/w) with your materials.

All submissions can be sent to Chele Schamber, ED