Miss Rome is an OPEN Miss Georgia and Miss America Preliminary Competition.
The next competition will be held at the Rome City Auditorium on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Dress rehearsal will be at the Rome City Auditorium on Friday, August 16, 2019.
Miss Rome is open to young women who live, work, or attend school in Georgia. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and a high school senior who will graduate before the state competition in June 2020. Candidates must not be older than 25 years of age before December 31, 2020. Candidates cannot turn 26 years of age at any time during the calendar year (through December 31st) in which she competes at state or nationals. (13 to 17 year old high-school graduates, as well as 18 year old non-graduates as of June 2020 must compete in Outstanding Teen).
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) fundraising requirement: Per Miss America, each Miss candidate must raise $100 for CMNH to compete in a local preliminary pageant. The $100 donation must be posted on the official fundraising page (see below) and must be completed by August 14 or the contestant will not be allowed to compete at Miss Rome. Candidates can set up their fundraising page on the website: www.missamerica4kids.org
Opening Number: You will not be required to learn a dance. There will be basic stage maneuvers for the opening number, followed by candidate introductions. Introductions will include candidate number, name, and platform. Opening number attire will be the same outfit worn for private interview.
PHASES OF COMPETITION
Personal Interview: 25% Candidates will have a 10 minute private interview with the panel of judges. Questions are based upon the candidate's resume and platform statement essay as well as additional topics. Candidates will be given the opportunity to make a "closing statement" during the last 30 seconds of the interview.
Onstage Interview: 15% Immediately following the Opening Number, Miss candidates will answer an onstage questions. Candidates will have 20 seconds to respond to a question. Each candidate's onstage interview should be a continuation of her private interview. The judge who asked the first question of the candidate during her private interview, will write her onstage question.
Evening Wear/Social Impact Statement: 20% Candidates will wear evening attire of her choice, reflecting "red carpet" glamour. Candidates will also make a 10 second "social impact statement" that summarizes her platform mission.
Talent: 40% Candidates will have 90 seconds to perform her talent selection.
Background music track must be submitted in advance as part of the paperwork packet deadline.
You will need to provide a copy of your birth certificate and proof of residence. You will need to provide a digital color photo (jpeg) head shot for newspaper and program book publicity. Your head shot must be submitted via email.
Please refer to the paperwork list below and submit the packet of paperwork along with your 90 second talent track, copy of your birth certificate, your proof of residence, and a high-resolution digital color head shot (jpeg) by August 5, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org (prefer) or by mail to:
Andrea Pitts, Executive Director
14 Arlington court
Rome, Georgia 30165
You may contact Andrea Pitts, Executive Director, for more information at email@example.com or 706-766-4887.