residency requirements

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.

  • To compete in a local competition, the candidate has to be a resident of Georgia for at least 30 days prior to the competition.

  • If there are no local competitions, the candidate must be a certified resident of Georgia at least 90 days prior to the state competition.  To verify residency status, a candidate may use her driver's license, automobile registration, voter registration, property/mortgage/lease in her name or tax filings.

Residency is defined as the primary address where you physically live. Verification of residency includes a driver license, automobile registration, property mortgage or lease in your name, tax filings, etc.

Not a resident of Georgia? You might be eligible in your home state...