Welcome to the Miss Washtenaw County Pageant family and congratulations on taking your first step towards the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2023! We will be presenting our annual pageant at the Washington Street Education Center on Sunday October 9, and are excited that you want to be a part of it!
Please take the time to read the entire contents of the Become MWCOT webpage and the welcome letter. The webpage includes all of the forms that you will need as a contestant, as well as information to help you as you prepare for competition. Feel free to contact me by phone or email at any time if you have questions.
Parents: please take the time to read the “what to expect” letter (also known as the money part) – we want to make sure you know the financial ramifications of pageant life!
Eligibility Miss Washtenaw County's Outstanding Teen is a preliminary pageant to the Miss Michigan's Outstanding Teen Pageant to be held in June 2022. MWCOT is open to teens ages 12-18 (must be 13 by the first day of competition for Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen in June 2023) who are not eligible to compete in the Miss Division* and reside in Michigan. To enter, there is a $100 entry fee, payable to Miss Washtenaw County Scholarship Program.
*Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Contestants:
Must be at least thirteen (13) years of age on the first day of the State Competition in which she competes; and
Must be no older than eighteen (18) years of age as of December 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she could compete.
For the avoidance of doubt, Candidate cannot turn nineteen (19) years of age at any time during the calendar year in which she could compete at the State MAOTeen competition (January 1 to December 31).
Download and complete the Miss Washtenaw's Outstanding Teen entry form
Create a Social Impact Initiative (SII) statement following these instructions (an example is included)
Create a fact sheet/resume - it is important to MAO that candidates competing in the program have their resume be reflective of their own creativity and style. They are applying for a job as a titleholder. You should choose any format that best represents your personality. The only criteria is the resume must be one page. Providing specific sample resumes would limit the candidate's own personal style. If you need assistance, Google search and click "images" to see a multitude of styles and formats.
MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Miss America has launched a new entry fee requirement for all local, state and national candidates. This fee goes into the Miss America Foundation and is used to fund scholarships at all levels in the Miss America Organization. All candidates competing in Local Competitions must pay a $35 annual registration fee and complete the Miss America Program Registration. If you have competed in another MAOT local pageant in 2023 cycle you do not need to pay this again. Once the Miss Washtenaw County's Outstanding Teen program receives your application, you will receive specific information on how to register and submit your payment.
We will be accepting applications for MWCOT 2023 until September 17, 2022. Material MUST be mailed via physical mail. No e-mailed materials will be allowed, unless noted in the welcome letter. Talent will be registered on a first come, first served basis.
Saturday September 17, 2022 - Applications, headshot, and $100 entry fee due
Sunday September 25, 2022- talent music/platform statement/platform resume/contract due; candidate must have completed the Miss America Program Registration
Sunday October 9, 2022- Miss Washtenaw County's Outstanding Teen Pageant * Pageant location: Washington Street Education Center, 500 Washington St., Chelsea MI ***All deadlines are absolute. Late entries of any kind will not be accepted. *** For questions regarding MWCOT, please email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org