Criteria for Scoring:True talent and entertainment abilitiesInterpretive abilityTechnical skill level (execution, technique, synchronization, control)Stage presence and on-stage personalityTotality of all elements (including costume, props, voice, use of body, choreography)
The judges’ panel will meet each contestant for a private interview. The judges will ask questions for 10 minutes. After the ten minutes are complete, the contestant will have 30 seconds to “add” additional information, expand on an area of the interview, or highlight something that did not get covered in the interview (optional).
Criteria for Scoring:Overall “First Impression”“Naturalness” and relevance that would be of interest to her peers and to the Miss America constituents and marketsStrong communication competencies (speech, vocabulary, grammar)Validated aspirations, opinions and responsesPersonality, personal appearance, attractiveness and physical beautyLeadership and sense of accomplishmentKnowledge of and commitment to a community service advocacy issueQualities, abilities and sincere desire to be Miss America
Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit
Criteria for Scoring: Overall “First Impression”Beauty and attractivenessPhysically fitSense of confidence and presenceDrive, energy, charisma and composureThe swimsuit and the young woman should compliment each oth
Criteria for Scoring:Overall “First Impression”Physical beautySense of confidence and stage presenceWalk, posture, carriage and graceStyle and personalityAppropriate, contemporary evening wearThe contestant’s total look
Criteria for Scoring: Overall “First Impression”Ability to articulate both a sincere, engaging personality and her opinionsConfidence and stage presenceAbility to answer question in the time allotted and in contextDo people want to listen to her?Potential spokesperson for the Miss America Organization