For the first time, the Miss Greater Des Moines and the Miss Polk County boards are coming together to offer three miss and three teen titles along with many other scholarships and awards. This competition will take place on Saturday, October 21st at Hope+Elim in Des Moines.
All delegates will compete as a group with one set of judges. The following titles will be awarded.
Miss Greater Des Moines
Miss Polk County
Miss Greater Des Moines' Teen
Miss Polk County's Teen
Miss Metro's Teen
The winner of these titles will advance to the Miss Iowa and Miss Iowa's Teen competition in June. The winner of the state competition will earn the opportunity to compete for the National Title of Miss America & Miss America's Teen.
Meet our Team
Callie Brown Tuebert
Saturday October 21, 2023
Hope+Elim Church, Des Moines, IA
Why enter? Because you can...
Gain valuable experience and develop life skills
Win scholarship funds for college and graduate school
Explore new interests and discover new opportunities
Make lifelong friends with motivated women
Foster a positive, self-motivated mindset to achieve your goals
Receive recognition for your efforts and your community
Where to Start?
To become a participant for the next Competition Cycle
(starting May 2023) you must meet all criteria as shown below:
For Miss America – birth years 1996 – 2006
For Miss America’s Teen – birth years 2010 – 2006
Be a United States citizen
Be a female
Meet residency requirements for competing in your city or state
6 Steps to Enter a Miss America Local Competition
Register with Miss America
All young women in competition for Teen or Miss, must first register directly with the Miss America Organization. There is a $39.99 annual membership fee.
Prepare Performance Talent/HERStory
You can sing, dance, play an instrument, recite a monologue, demonstrate a skill (yoga, painting, baton twirling) or even conduct a science experiment! You have1 minute and 30 seconds to wow the judges. The most important thing to keep in mind is to be entertaining!
Choose your Community Service Initiative
A Community Service Initiative is a cause for which you will advocate during your year. The best CSI is one you have personal experience with and are passionate about.
Assemble a Wardrobe
Opening Number, Interview, Evening Wear, Talent Costume, & Health & Fitness. What you wear should fit you well and make you feel great when you are on stage. It should reflect your personality and make you feel awesome!And, you do not have to spend a lot.
Assemble your Paperwork
Your paperwork will be the first thing the judges see before they meet you in the interview. Your Fact Sheet should showcase your education, personality & accomplishments. Your Community Service Initiative (CSI) is an essay about why you chose your initiative, why your initiative is relevant, etc.
Prepare for your Interview
Preparation: Stay up to date on current events. Practice answering questions with family and friends. You need to know everything that you have written in your paperwork and be prepared to talk about it. The most important thing to know about the interview is to BE YOURSELF.
Contestants are required by Miss America to wear their choice of fitness outfit from the of Rebel x Miss America Collab Red Collection.A contestant may wear the same Rebel x Miss America Collab Red Collection outfit in multiple local competitions.
8% of all revenue generated from MAO and MAO Teen Candidates' purchases on the Rebel website go directly to supporting scholarships for each MAO State Organization.Enter your state's code at checkout to benefit your state organization!Take the stage in Rebel and spread your sparkle!
Use code MAOIA2023
If you are having difficulty ordering or finding an item, please e-mail Rebel at SHOP@RebelAthletic.com and make the subject RE: MAO Urgent. In your e-mail, include sizing, style, and your contact information. You can always reach out to your local director as well.
The Miss Greater Des Moines Scholarship Program would not be possible without these sponsors