Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you want to earn scholarship money for your higher education? Do you enjoy performing, and speaking in public about issues important to you? These things and many more are what make competing in the Miss America system so rewarding, unique and truly fulfilling.
Your first step in the journey to the Miss Nebraska Competition is participation in our local competitions. Winners from these local competitions advance to Miss Nebraska, the official state preliminary for the Miss America Organization. Continue reading the information on this page to learn more about how to begin your journey — including details about our local competitions around the state, our criteria for participation, and more.
THE ROAD TO MISS NEBRASKA
STEP 1: Determine if you are eligible to participate in the Miss America scholarship competition system. Eligibility information →
STEP 2: Learn more about the local competitions around the state, and determine which event might be best for you. Competition information →
STEP 3: Begin the registration process by contacting the Miss Nebraska organization to request additional information. Registration →
THE ROAD TO MISS NEBRASKA: DETERMINING YOUR ELIGIBILITY
In order to compete in any Miss America local competition, every participant must:
Be between the ages of 17 and 25;
Be a United States citizen;
Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain 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 competition(s) in which you compete.
THE ROAD TO MISS NEBRASKA: LOCAL COMPETITION
Winners from local competitions are granted their titles and advance to Miss Nebraska, the official state preliminary for the Miss America Organization.
Each local competition has its own set of individual guidelines and information you should seek out if you plan to enter. You can find this information by clicking the name of the competition, which will direct you to e-mail event organizers or send you to their website (as indicated).