Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a height requirement?

There is no height requirement to enter or win. Our state finalists have ranged in heights from 

4’8” to 6’2”.

Am I too old to win - Am I too young to win?

The judges are looking for a beautiful, well rounded, articulate woman. They are not asked to focus on age or length of marriage if applicable. Finalists ranged in ages from 19 to 60.

Do I have to have children?

No. Having children is not one of the basic requirements for entry. Several winners at the local and national levels haven't had children.

Will I be judged on community service?

No. Realistically most women are extremely busy with their careers and families; they are contributing to the community by virtue of serving their own families. While community service is stressed during your reign there is no emphasis on community service in the actual pageant competition.

Is there an entry fee?

Yes. We encourage our city and county titleholders to raise the entry fee in their communities. After all they have been exclusively selected to represent all of the women in their areas. The entry fee covers the cost of pageant day production, facility, meals, awards, printing, advertising for contestants and sponsors. Space is provided in the official program book to recognize your supporters.

I’ve never entered a pageant before; do I have a chance to win?

Yes. Since our personal involvement in 1994, many women have won the title on their first try. Some have tried a second time while others have competed up to four years. It truly depends on the individual. Everyone is given a fair opportunity to win!

What kind of a woman enters the Mrs. America/Miss For America State Pageant?

As its following continues to grow every year, Mrs. America attracts increasing numbers of women of all ages, vocations, and backgrounds. The variety of women the pageant attracts is hardly surprising. There are auto mechanics and airline pilots, doctors and dentists, aspiring models and actresses, wives and mothers, as well as traditional homemakers. The one thing they all have in common is that they have an eagerness to compete.