FAQ for Miss DC for America Pageant
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO COMPETE IN THE MISS DC FOR AMERICA PAGEANT?
You must be 18 or over, Single (Never Married, Divorced, Widowed, Legally Separated) and live/work within a 25-mile radius of DC.
I LIVE IN MARYLAND OR VIRGINIA, CAN I STILL APPLY?
Yes, as long as you live or work within a 25-mile radius of DC.
IS THERE A HEIGHT REQUIREMENT?
There is no height requirement to enter or win. Our winners have ranged in heights from 5 feet to 6 feet.
WHAT AREAS AM I JUDGED IN?
Each contestant is judges in three categories: Interview (50%), Swimsuit (25%) and Evening Gown (25%). We are a point based pageant. The women with the highest score at the end of the night wins the pageant!
WILL I BE JUDGED ON COMMUNITY SERVICE?
No. Realistically most women are extremely busy with their careers. While community service is stressed during the titleholder reign there is no emphasis on community service in the actual pageant competition.
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.
AM I TOO OLD OR TOO YOUNG TO WIN?
The judges are looking for a beautiful, well rounded, articulate woman. They are not asked to focus on age.
DO I HAVE TO PERFORM A TALENT?
DO I HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN IF I’VE NEVER COMPETED IN A PAGEANT BEFORE?
Yes. Many women have won the title on their first try. Some have tried a second time while others have competed many times. It truly depends on the individual. Every one is given a fair opportunity to win.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE PAGEANT EXPERIENCE?
No. The majority of the ladies that participate have never competed in a pageant previously.
IS THERE AN ENTRY FEE?
Yes. The entry fee covers the cost of doing business such as renting a theatrical facility, designing sets and music, as well as printing and advertising. We encourage our city and county titleholders to raise their entry fee in their communities. Click here to view fees.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRIZE PACKAGE?
The winner of the crown receives a prize package which includes at a minimum: $1,000 cash award, the official crown, banner, trophy, round-trip airfare to the National pageant and hotel/food accommodations at the national pageant.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME IF I AM SELECTED AS A LOCAL TITLE HOLDER?
A local title holder is obligated to have at least two appearances a month (Print, Radio, Television, or In-person). You must seek out appearances on your own at the local level. Our PR coordinators may get events that you can attend also.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME IF I WIN THE STATE TITLE?
The winner is obligated to make at least four appearances a month (Print, Radio, Television, or In-person). Our PR coordinators will try their best to work with your schedule, however we do expect our Queens to fulfill their commitments.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Fill out an application here!