Pageant Applications

The next competition will be held at the Troup County High School Fine Arts Building  on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  ​Dress rehearsal will be at the Troup County High School Fine Arts Building on Friday, January 17, 2020.  Deadline for paperwork is January 12, 2020.  Paperwork is located at the bottom of the page.

Miss Troup County & Miss LaGrange

Miss Troup County/Miss LaGrange competition 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 January 12th or the contestant will not be allowed to compete at Miss Troup County Scholarship Competition. 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.


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.   The hard deadline is January 12, 2019.  Please email your paperwork, headshot, and music to the following address:  misstroupcountycompetition@gmail.com

 

Miss Troup County’s Outstanding Teen

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Miss LaGrange’s Outstanding Teen

Miss Troup County’s Outstanding Teen is open to young women who live and attend school in Georgia (must provide proof of residence or school). Miss LaGrange’s Outstanding Teen is open to young women who live and attend school in the following counties in Georgia:  Troup, Muscogee, Harris, Heard, Coweta, Meriwether, and Carroll. Age eligibility range is 13 to 17 (must provide copy of birth certificate and year in school). There can be confusion regarding Outstanding Teen age eligibility in some scenarios. The following is taken directly from the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen website: 

  •  Must be at least thirteen (13) years of age on the first day of the State Competition in which she competes (June 2020); and
  • Must not be older than seventeen (17) years of age as of July 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes, unless she is 18 years old and has not graduated from high school as of July 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes.

For the avoidance of doubt, 13 to 17 year old high-school graduates, as well as 18 year old non-graduates as of July 31st, must compete at MAOTeen (Outstanding Teen) level.

Please note, this change is effective for all contestants who will compete in 2019 State Competitions, which includes all Local Competitions that will send titleholders to compete in 2019 State Competitions. If you have any questions, please contact your respective national office.

In order to verify age eligibility, you must provide a copy of your birth certificate and year in school/anticipated graduation date (the latter will be entered on the application found below).  If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact our Executive Director, Judy Neighbors. 

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:  Candidates will have an 8 minute private interview with the panel of judges. Questions are primarily based upon the candidate’s resume and platform statement essay but may cover additional topics as well. For teens, there is no opening or closing statement.  The judges will begin asking questions as soon as you arrive at the podium and a bell will ring when time is up.

Fitness:  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 complete a set fitness routine as their onstage presentation (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 2020 Teen Fitness Routine Video below in the list of downloads. 

Evening Wear/Onstage Question:  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 related to their platform. Teens receive a single score that combines evening wear and onstage question.

Talent:  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. 

All other contestant paperwork can be found below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Executive Director Judy Neighbors at 706-881-1157(cell) or by emailing misstroupcountycompetition@gmail.com

By January 12, 2020 paperwork packetbirth certificateproof of residencetalent track, and head shot must be submitted via email (preferred) or traditional mail. Entry fee of $150 should be made payable to the Miss Troup County Scholarship Competition can be mailed to: 

Judy Neighbors, Executive Director  

601 Cherokee Road

LaGrange, GA  30240

misstroupcountycompetition@gmail.com

The following titles will be offered:

  • Miss Troup County/Miss LaGrange-OPEN
  • Miss Troup County’s Outstanding Teen-OPEN
  • Miss LaGrange’s Outstanding Teen-Regional, Open to participates in Troup, Harris, Heard, Muscogee, Meriwether, Carroll, and Coweta

PAPERWORK FOR COMPETITION

2020 TROUP COUNTY APPLICATION for all titles.

2020 MISS TROUP COUNTY INTRODUCTION FORM for all titles.

MISS TROUP COUNTY TALENT REQUEST for all titles.

MISS TROUP COUNTY CHECKLIST for all titles.

For Miss Only

2019_State_and_Local_Candidate_Contract

Miss_Contestant_Resume_Instructions

Miss_Contestant_Platform_Statement

For Teen Only

Teen Resume Instructions

Teen Platform Instructions

Teen Local State Contract

Teen Lifestyle and Fitness Video