Optional Contest

The optional contests provide more opportunities to showcase your individual interests, gain confidence, and be recognized for your talents. Each provides another opportunity to win!

A National American Miss special feature! Across the country, the optional contests are judged by completely separate panels of judges from the panels that select the state pageant winners. The optional contest scores have no effect on the overall pageant scoring.

Top Model Search

All age divisions

Winner: $250 Cash Award, Trophy & One free entry into the National Top Model competition. All photos taken at the photo shoot are yours to keep.

1st through 4th Runners-up: Trophies

$150 per entry, 2 entry limit

Photogenic

All age divisions

Winner: $250 Cash Award, Trophy

1st through 4th Runners-up: Trophies

$75 per entry, 4 entry limit

Causal Wear Modeling

All age divisions

Winner: $250 Cash Award, Trophy

1st through 4th Runners-up: Trophies

$75 per entry, 2 entry limit

Spokesmodel

Pre-Teen, Jr. Teen & Teen only

Winner: $250 Cash Award, Trophy

1st through 4th Runners-up: Trophies

$75 per entry, 2 entry limit

Actress

Jr. Pre-Teen, Pre-Teen, Jr. Teen & Teen only

Winner: $250 Cash Award, Trophy

1st through 4th Runners-up: Trophies

$75 per entry, 2 entry limit

Talent

All age divisions

Winner: $250 Cash Award, Trophy

1st through 4th Runners-up: Trophies

$100 per entry, 2 entry limit

Free Optional Contests

Most Promising Model

all age divisions

Winner: Trophy

1st Runner-up: Trophy

Miss Personality

all age divisions

Winner & 1st Runner-up: Trophies

Miss Spirit

all age divisions

Winner & 1st Runner-up: Trophies

Academic Achievement

Jr. Teen & Teen only

Winner & 1st Runner-up: Trophies

Best Resume

all age divisions

Winner & 1st Runner-up: Trophies

Heart of Service

Pre-Teen, Jr. Teen & Teen only

Winner & 1st Runner-up: Trophies

ART

Princess, Jr. Pre-Teen & Pre-Teen only

Winner & 1st Runner-up: Trophies

Best “Thank You Note” to Sponsor

All age divisions

Winner & 1st Runner-up: Trophies

Audience Attendance

All age divisions

Winner: Trophy