Follow our social media channels to stay up to date on Carley and Morgan's year!
Follow our social media channels to stay up to date on Carley and Morgan's year!
Miss Rome's Outstanding Teen is an OPEN preliminary to Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen and Miss America's Outstanding Teen. This means that our competition is OPEN to any eligible young woman who lives, works, or attends school in Georgia.
The next competition will be held at the Rome City Auditorium on Saturday, August 27, 2022 with dress rehearsal the night before on Friday, August 26th. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY (paperwork packet, talent track, head shot, and entry fee) is August 14, 2022.
Miss Rome's Outstanding Teen is an OPEN preliminary for eligible young women who live and attend school in Georgia (must provide proof of residence or school). The age eligibility range is 13 to 18 (must provide copy of birth certificate). The following clarification on age eligibility is taken from the Miss America's Outstanding Teen contract:
Eligibility for TEEN candidates is as follows:
If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact our Executive Director, Andrea Pitts.
Miss America Program Registration requirement: Per Miss America, there are two steps. First, each Outstanding Teen candidate must register for the 2024 Miss America Program Competition Season and pay a one-time per year $35 fee. This registration and $35 fee is good for the entire competition year. This registration gives you access to MAO’s exclusive Professional Development series and many other opportunities. (If you have already competed at a local Outstanding Teen preliminary this season, you have already completed this step). Second, the candidate signs up for “Miss Rome's Outstanding Teen.” Teens do NOT pay any additional fundraising fees at the local level. Instead, Teen candidates will enter the code "TEENLOCAL" (If you have already competed this season PRIOR to Miss Rome's Outstanding Teen, you only have to go back into your account and sign up for “Miss Rome's Outstanding Teen” and enter the code "TEENLOCAL" on the official fundraising page). Follow this link to register on the Miss America site and be sure to select the 2024 season: Miss America
**NOTE** This must be completed by August 26th or the candidate will not be allowed to compete at Miss Rome's Outstanding Teen.
Outstanding Teen Candidate Resume and Essay: Candidates will submit a 2-page resume in a format of their choice. The resume should contain information of her choosing that best reflects her and the information she wants to convey to the panel of judges. This may include (but is not limited to) her accomplishments, activities, interesting facts, etc. In addition to the two-page resume, candidates should also submit a one-page essay on her social impact initiative. See the list of downloads below for instructions and a template for the social impact initiative essay. The two-page resume and one-page essay will be mailed to the judges prior to competition so that the panelists can get to know the candidates and be prepared to ask the candidates questions based upon their paperwork. These documents are due as part of your overall paperwork packet that must be submitted by August 14, 2022.
Miss America's/Georgia's Outstanding Teen Local Candidate Contract:
All candidates must have a current, signed, completed contract on file with the Miss Georgia Competition or a signed updated addendum to the contract on file for the current local competition year. ***There are NEW instructions for completing/submitting the 2023 competition season contract.*** See the list of instructions in the downloads below and follow the instructions carefully. Your completed contract (if Rome is your first prelim of the season) or your contract addendum (if you have already competed in a Georgia local prelim this 2023 season) - MUST be received by the President of the Miss Georgia Board BEFORE August 26th. This is new: contracts and addendums will be mailed DIRECTLY to Trina Pruitt, CEO/President of the Miss Georgia Competition (mailing address is in the contract instructions below). Per the Miss Georgia Board, candidates cannot compete until their contract or addendum has been RECEIVED by Trina Pruitt.
Proof of Eligibility and Headshot:
In order to verify your age eligibility, you must 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, social media, and program publicity. Your head shot must be high-resolution and submitted via email.
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 social impact initiative. Opening number attire will be the same outfit worn for private interview.
PHASES OF COMPETITION
Private Interview: 25% Candidates will have an 8 minute private interview with the panel of judges. Questions are primarily based upon the candidate's resume and social impact initiative essay, but may cover additional topics as well. For teens, there is no opening or closing statement. When she enters the room, the candidate will be introduced by a member of the Miss Rome Board. The candidate will walk straight to the podium, and questions from the judges will begin immediately. The Head Judge will notify the candidate when time is up. When her interview is over, the candidate will immediately leave the room. Candidates should NOT approach the judges or shake the judges' hands.
Fitness: 15% Teen candidates will wear a similar fitness outfit as worn at the state competition. Midriff may be shown or covered. Candidates should wear black dance/workout leggings along with a solid colored tank and white tennis shoes. Candidates will individually perform a set fitness routine for their onstage competition (similar to what is required at state competition). The routine is to be performed as demonstrated. You will need to watch the video example, learn the routine, and be prepared to perform the routine at rehearsal. There is a link to the Teen Fitness Routine Video below in the list of downloads.
Evening Wear/Onstage Question: 25% Candidates will wear an evening gown of her choice. Candidates will also have 20 seconds to answer an onstage question during this segment of the competition. Teen onstage questions will be written by the judges immediately following each private interview. The judge who asks the candidate her first question in private interview will also write her onstage question. Each Teen's onstage question will be related to her paperwork. Teens receive a single score that combines evening wear and onstage question.
Talent: 35% Each candidate will have 90 seconds to perform her talent selection. Background music track must be submitted electronically and in advance of rehearsals, as part of the paperwork packet deadline. Submitted music tracks will be timed to ensure 90 second time limit. If candidates are not using a background track, she much submit an audio recording of her talent performance for purposes of time-limit verification; this audio recording will not be shared with anyone other than the local executive director and will not be judged. Talents may not be duplicated and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. See the below list of downloads for a talent request form (prefer submission via email). Candidates may submit their talent request form prior to submitting the other items to ensure she secures her talent selection of choice.
Please refer to the downloadable items listed below and submit the paperwork packet, a copy of your birth certificate, your proof of residence, 90-second talent track, and high-resolution, digital color head shot (jpg) by August 14, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org (strongly prefer that all items be emailed).
Contracts or addendums should be mailed to Trina Pruitt and must be received BEFORE August 26th at:
MGSC-℅ Trina S. Pruitt
608 Virginia Avenue
LaGrange, Georgia 30240
Entry fee of $150 should be made payable to the Miss Rome Competition can be mailed to:
Andrea Pitts, Executive Director
22 Saddle Mountain Road
Rome, GA 30161