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Ready to Compete?

Eligibility Requirements

To compete in the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program, a candidate must first win a local preliminary pageant. Some local programs have specific geographic eligibility requirements, based on where you live, attend school full-time, or work full-time. However, all programs share the same general eligibility requirements (per the Miss America Organization, March 2024):

  • For Miss America  – birth years 1998 – 2008

  • For Miss America’s Teen –  birth years 2008 – 2012

  • Be a female

  • Single

  • No legal dependents

  • Must live, work full time, or attend school full time in New Hampshire

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be of good character

  • Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the local program in which you compete

  • Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the Miss NH program should you win the title

  • Register and pay a registration $39.99 annual MAO Membership fee (once per year) to be eligible for Local competitions

Become a Contestant

If you are interested in competing in a Local Competition, please reach out to the Local Director for more information! 

Important Document Links:

2024 Fact Sheet Instructions

2024 Community Service Initiative (CSI) Information

​The Local Director will send you the candidate contract.  However, if you need an accommodation, please contact the local director and copy her/him on the accommodation exhibit. 

​You must contact the director of the local program(s) in which you wish to participate regarding any specific geographic restrictions or other requirements, including local appearance dates.  

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