At-Large Eligibility and Qualification Guidelines
** Please Note: Applicant is prohibited from using the assigned official at-large title prior to state organization approval of application and notification to the applicant that she has been accepted as a 2019 contestant.
1. Have an positive, energetic, optimistic, driven attitude that is ready to have fun!
2. Be a teen who meets the age eligibility requirements:
Must be at least thirteen (13) years of age on the first day of the state competition in which she competes (6/24/2019)
Must not be older than seventeen (17) years of age on July 31st in the calendar year of the state program in which she competes, unless she is 18 years old and has not yet graduated from high school as of that same date.
For any avoidance of doubt, 13-17 year-old high school graduates, as well as 18 year-old non-graduates as of July 31st must compete in the teen division.
3. Meet Guidelines set forth by the MAOTeen Organization State contract- Section 2.
4. If applying BEFORE May 6, 2019, you must have competed in your 2019 local competition (if, however, there is not a local competition in the county in which you reside or attend school this requirement is void). If you are a current 2018 local teen titleholder you may register to compete as a 2019 at-large contestant beginning January 1, 2019 (however, you are prohibited from using your 2019 at-large title or submitting paperwork until the day after you have crowned the successor to your 2018 local title).
5. Submit this initial online application. Once approved, you and your parent(s)/guardian(s) must read and sign the Contestant Contract.
6. Complete all remaining program and production paperwork and other requirements. Complete information is found in the contestant’s resource portal. The link will be provided once application is approved.
7. Be available for the following mandatory Events/Dates:
Contestant/Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Spring Conference
May 17th-19th, 2019
It is mandatory that a parent/guardian accompany the contestant to Spring Conference. Lodging is the responsibility of the contestant family.
Miss Oregon’s Outstanding Teen Competition
June 23rd – June 30th, 2019
It is mandatory that a parent/guardian accompany the contestant to the state competition and remain in Seaside (or surrounding area) for the entire week. Lodging is the responsibility of the contestant
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition
July 17th - July 28th, 2019
Entry fee and airfare of Miss Oregon’s Outstanding Teen 2019 provided by the Miss Oregon Scholarship Program. Lodging and meals for national contestants is covered by the entry fee.
8. Submit the non-refundable participation fee of $795.00
Included with your non-refundable participation fee is:
Official sash embroidered with at-large title (title to be determined by the State organization).
Contestant Spring Conference registration fee.
Mandatory parent/guardian Spring Conference registration fee.
Further Requirements Post Application Approval:
1. Collect sponsors for AT LEAST ONE MANDATORY PROGRAM BOOK AD PAGE. Ad pages are $300 each. Add pages beyond the mandatory minimum will earn the at-large contestant additional monies for her personal scholarship account as well as monies to offset competition expenses. Information to be found in the contestant’s resource portal. Link available upon application approval.
2. Provide a mandatory silent auction basket to be auctioned off during pageant week. Information to be found in the contestant’s resource portal. Link available upon application approval.
3. Cover the cost of up to $200.00 for Production Attire which includes opening number outfit and fitness competition wear. All remaining wardrobe is the sole responsibility of contestant. This includes: interview, talent, evening gown, off night evening gown, media tour pant (color/style TBA), official headshot outfit, and clean/appropriate shoes and accessories for each wardrobe change listed. Further information to be found in the contestant’s resource portal. Link available upon application approval.
4. Be committed to volunteering within your community. Provide an official Platform Statement outlining and detailing your chosen social cause and what you have done and will do to support this cause during your year of service. This will be used during your interview portion of competition. To be submitted with in the contestant’s resource portal. Link available upon application approval.
5. Create a Resume that will be used during your interview portion of competition (see the MAOTEEN official example on our Teen Contestant Resource Portal). To be submitted with in the contestant’s resource portal. Link available upon application approval.
6. Prepare a 90 second talent presentation that can be publicized by the Miss Oregon Scholarship Program. Further information to be found in the contestant’s resource portal. Link available upon application approval.
7: Register as a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals MAOTeen Goodwill Ambassador. For the past decade, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has teamed up with Miss America's Outstanding Teen as their national service platform raising awareness and funds for children around the country suffering from life-threatening diseases. Further information to be found in the contestant’s resource portal. Link available upon application approval.
8. Required to recruit a little girl (ages 5-12) to accompany you on stage during the state competition as an Oregon Sunstone Princess. Further information and princess registration packet available online at missoregon.org/princess-camp/