All potential participants in the Miss America system must complete and submit all required documents, and register as a candidate on

Register Online

Miss America and the Children’s Miracle Network have formed a partnership which requires each candidate to raise $100 to participate in a local competition. Any amount over the $100 will be applied to their next local or advancement to the state competition. There is a $400 cap on local fundraising; once reached, the candidate can enter unlimited local competitions. All local candidates must register at to process and track their donations.

Upon winning a local title, each titleholder is required to raise $250 to compete for Miss Nebraska. The state winner will be responsible for raising further funds to compete at the Miss America competition.

Download & Complete Necessary Paperwork

For all events, candidates must submit a Resume and a Social Impact Initiative, which form the basis of their judges’ personal interview during competition. The specific instructions for creating and submitting these documents can be found below, along with the rest of the necessary paperwork for competition.

Please view, download, and follow the instructions to complete each of the following documents. Click here to download all of the documents as a single ZIP file.

  • Social Impact Initiative (Platform) Instructions

  • Sample Social Impact Initiative (Platform)

  • Resume Instructions

  • Sample Resume

  • Local Contestant Packet

  • Candidate Contract

Additional Information

The scoring percentages in the four phases of competition for local competitions are as follows:
• On-Stage Questions = 15%
• Talent = 40%
• Private Interview = 25%
• Evening Wear w/ Social Impact Initiative Statement = 20%