Welcome to the Miss Washtenaw County Pageant family and congratulations on taking your first step towards the title of Miss America’s Teen 2025! We will be presenting our annual pageant at the Washington Street Education Center on Sunday October 8, and are excited that you want to be a part of it!
Please take the time to read the entire contents of the Become MWCT 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 Teen is a preliminary pageant to the Miss Michigan's Teen Pageant to be held in June 2024. 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 2024) 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 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 MATeen competition (January 1 to December 31).
Download and complete the Miss Washtenaw County's Teen entry form
Create a Community Service Initiative (CSI) essay and fact sheet/resume following these instructions (an example is included)
MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS To compete in Miss America you must first join the organization. Go to: Become a Participant – Miss America You will need to complete the form and pay a one time $39.99 entry fee. If you have competed in another MATeen local pageant in 2024 cycle, you do not need to pay this again.
We will be accepting applications for MWCT 2023 until September 16, 2023. 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 16, 2023 - Applications, headshot, CSI statement and essay, and $100 entry fee due
Sunday September 24, 2023- talent music and contract due; candidate must have completed the Miss America Program Registration
Sunday October 8, 2023- Miss Washtenaw County's 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 MWCT, please email Amanda at email@example.com