PERSONAL INTERVIEW COMPETITION (20% state finals & 25% local)

  • Allows insight into the candidate’s ability to fulfill the responsibilities outlined in the job description and contract.

  • Provides the opportunity to learn as much as possible about the candidates qualities and attributes to fulfill the titleholder position.

  • Allows insight into the commitment o advance and execute on her social impact initiative and have a year-of-service, not celebrity.

  • Allows insight into the commitment to continue her education.

  • Allows insight into the ability to express and distinguish her beliefs and have a true knowledge of the world around her.

  • Ability to get a sense of accomplishments above and beyond the resume.

ON-STAGE INTERVIEW COMPETITION (25% state finals & 15% local)

  • Advancing the same criteria as the personal interview by bringing it on stage in an interactive energetic way to showcase candidates intelligence, personality, charisma and aptitude for the titleholder job.

  • Allows audience to truly get to know the candidate.

  • Allows ability to see how these discussions take place in a public forum showcasing the greater ability to communicate, stage presence, commanding presence and relatability.

  • Allows ability to judge first impression reaction.

  • Allows ability to determine if the candidate does not simply answer the question asked, but builds on a conversation from the personal interview.

  • Allows the ability to see interactivity and discussion.

  • Allows the ability to see if candidate can serve as a role model and is reflective of her generation.

  • Note: On-Stage Interview is a continuation of the private interview.


  • Allows a look into how the candidate exhibits her own personal style, attitude, personality, grace, presence, and confidence while making her own statement about her mission for the job.

  • Allows a look into composure, confidence, the attention she captures on the stage, her command of the stage, presence, and how she appears in the spotlight.

  • Allows ability to judge first impression reaction.

  • Allows a look at posture and carriage.

  • Allows a chance to hear candidates presentation of her social impact initiative for social media in a different setting.

TALENT (30% state finals & 40% local)

  • Allows insight into the candidates’ preparatory and performance skills.

  • Looks at selection of talent presentation, as well as the performance.

  • Looks at interpretive ability and technical skill level including execution, technique, synchronization and control.

  • Allows insight into stage presence and on-stage personality.

  • Allows a look at the totality of the elements: costume, props, music, voice, use of body, choreography, etc.

  • Looks for a performance that is enjoyable and relatable.

final conversation for the job top five finalists (30% state finals & 40% local)

  • Allows a final, highly energetic and challenging conversation with fellow candidates and the judges to determine who is the best candidate for the job.

  • Allows a look at the sense of composure in the final moments of decision.

  • Allows a look at interactivity with the judges and the audience.

  • Allows the top candidates to express why each is best for the job of Miss Oregon and what each plans to do with the new job as well as after her year of service.

  • Allows top candidates to talk about career goals and how serving as Miss Oregon will set the stage for becoming a future leader in the country.