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Did you know that the Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition is a state preliminary competition of the Miss America Organization which is the largest provider of scholarships exclusively for women? It's true! When you compete within the Miss America Organization umbrella, you not only have the opportunity to win scholarships to further for your education, we guarantee you will make lasting friendships and have memories that last a lifetime in this life-changing experience.

Eligibility for 2026 and beyond

  • To become a local or state participant for the Competition Cycle 2026, (some states starting locals in March of 2024) competing as a State Titleholder at nationals in January 2026, you must meet the age criteria as shown below.  

  • Miss America 18-28 – must be 18 by state competition, and no older than 27 at state competition

  • For All Ages you must ALSO meet criteria as shown below:

  • Be a United States citizen

  • Be a female

  • Single

  • No legal dependents

  • Meet residency requirements for competing in your city or state

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

  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements

  • Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities as set forth by the local, state and national competition(s) in which you compete

    If you are interested in receiving more information about becoming a candidate in the Miss America program, please visit the Local Competitions Page to select a Local Competition to compete in.  For more information, please contact Trina S. Pruitt.


Eligibility Requirements

to Compete in a Miss Georgia Local Preliminary


Competition Areas


Requirements for living in Georgia


First step for registering for Miss and Teen Local Competition

Please visit the Local Preliminary's Websites for ALL required paperwork.

Miss Savannah
Miss Coastal Empire

Miss Crossroads of the South

Miss Troup County
Miss LaGrange


Miss University of Georgia

Miss Southwest Georgia

Miss Warner Robins
Miss International City


Virtual Sweeps Competition

Miss West Georgia


Sweeps Competition


Miss Springfield
Miss Atlantic Coast

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