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Become a candidate

Candidates in the Miss Georgia Scholarship Organization, at both the state and local level, gain experience through participation in interviews, talent performances, public speaking, promoting individual social impact initiatives and social/digital media interaction.


Cash and in-kind educational scholarships are available to all young women who advance to the state competition.

To become a Miss Georgia candidate, you must enter and win a local competition. Local competitions are held throughout Georgia.  Once you win a local title you qualify to advance to the Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition held each year in June at the RiverCenter in Columbus, Georgia.

Phases of Competition

  • Personal Interview with Judges

  • Onstage Interview

  • Talent Competition

  • Social Impact Pitch

Age and Residency Requirements

  • Must be at least 17 years old and a high school senior and no older than 25 as of Dec. 31 of the year competing at the national level.

  • Must be a United States Citizen.

  • Must be a bona fide resident of Georgia or a full-time student physically attending an accredited college or university located within Georgia or is employed and working full-time.

Additional Requirements

  • Participate in fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

  • Meet character criteria set forth by the Miss America Organization.

  • Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities as set forth by the local and state competitions in which you compete.

*Both the phases of competition and age and residency requirements are subject to change

If you would like to learn more about competing for a local title within the Miss Georgia Scholarship Organization, please contact either a local director in your area or

Interested in starting a local competition in your area? Please contact for more information.

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