You have been selected as a State Finalist for National American Miss!
WHEN & WHERE IS THE PAGEANT?
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi
May 24 - 27, 2024
Illinois & Indiana
August 31 - September 2, 2024
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE PAGEANT?
You will participate in fun rehearsals and exciting competitions!
You will walk on stage with a friend or family member in your own dress - it can be as fancy or casual as you would like - show your personality! Click here for Video Example
You will have a one-on-one chat with each judge for about 60 seconds so they can get to know you better. For younger girls, wear something you would wear to a nice dinner, and for older girls, an outfit you would wear for a job interview. Click here for Video Example
You will introduce yourself on stage wearing your interview outfit. You will say your name, hometown and something interesting about yourself, no longer than 30 seconds (but it can be shorter). Click here for Video Example
You will donate a children's book or school supply item to a charity/organization in your community prior to pageant weekend.
There are also fun OPTIONAL contests available including Runway Modeling, Actress, Academic Achievement, Top Model Photo Shoot, and much more!
WHY SHOULD I DO THE PAGEANT?
The goal of National American Miss is to grow confidence in girls and young women across the country so that they may pursue their goals, make lifelong friendships, and develop life skills that enable them to impact the world around them. You will gain communication skills, grace, and the ability to connect with others in a fun-filled environment.
WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
Submit at least half of your sponsor fee.
There is a fee for participating in the pageant - it is called a sponsor fee and it is $650. This helps the pageant pay for trophies, awards, and for the professional lighting, sound, staging, staff, and all the elements that go into hosting a full-scale, high-quality production. Some state finalists and their families pay the sponsor fee themselves and others seek sponsorships from local businesses and organizations. Your sponsor fee can be paid by several different people or businesses. It does not have to all be paid by just one sponsor. Sponsor fee payments are submitted online at namstatepageant.com where you or your sponsors click on "MAKE A PAYMENT".
If you choose to seek sponsors, there is information in the NAM Guidebook about sponsorships, and we have additional tools available to help you:
Once at least $325 of your sponsor fee is received, your account will be marked ACTIVE and you will begin receiving regular postcards from our office and email updates. You will also receive the link to your Pageant Prep training videos! So we encourage you to work on getting at least half of your sponsor fee in as soon as possible so you can begin preparing. Please keep in mind that at least $325 is due within 30 days of the date you were accepted in order to secure your spot in the state pageant. Sponsors can help you with this fee, so be sure to ask family, friends and local businesses to help you reach your goal!
Congratulations - you are on your way!
Your National American Miss journey provides incredible opportunities for you no matter what your goals are. If you want to become a scientist, author, model, entrepreneur, lawyer, educator, policymaker, actor, researcher, influencer - whatever your dream may be - NAM can hep you build the confidence to make that dream a reality!
Please reach out to us if you have any questions!