Congratulations!

You are just moments away from becoming  a contestant in the Miss Washington County’s Outstanding Teen Program. We are excited to share our passion for scholarships for young women, and loook forward to getting to know you as we help you achieve your personal best over the next several weeks.

We will be hosting workshops designed to hone your interview, talent, stage presence and social skills.

Workshops will be every Sunday evening, starting with an optional meeting on February4th, and continuing with mandatory workshops each Sunday Evening from 6-9pm. Most meetings will be held at the Beaverton Jazzercise Center, located at 10089 SW Nimbus Ave, in Beaverton.

Our gatherings will be equal parts work and fun, and we are dedicated to doing all we can to help you achieve your personal best, whether you take home a crown or not. It really is more than a crown.

 

Each contestant competing at the state and local level will be required to submit a contestant contract with a $125 program fee, a platform and resume sheet for the judges, as well as some other supplementary paperwork. Please complete all paperwork ASAP.

Interview
There will be an 8 minute interview with the contestant standing behind a podium before the panel of judges. There will be 8 minutes of questions from the judges, no opening, no closing. One third of the interview will concern her platform. The judges will evaluate her ability to communicate clearly, express her views, the passion that she uses to discuss her Platform and the things that are important to her. The interview accounts for 30% of the total points. Attire for interview: business suits are prohibited. The contestant should look and dress like a teen. Upload your resume below.

PLATFORM STATEMENT

Teen contestants are required to select a platform that has relevance in her community or society at large and about which she deeply cares. She should research this subject and seek out at least one community service project and one not for profit organization with whom she could work to address or make an impact on this issue. She will write a one-page essay about this issue, the reason she chose it, how she has been involved in making an impact on the issue and how this has changed or improved her community. The essay must be typed and will be included in the Judges’ Books.

Scholastic Achievement
This phase of competition is in keeping with the mission of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen for scholastic achievement. Each contestant will submit a report card for 7th and 8th graders or send a sealed, official grade transcript for high school students to the Miss Washington County’s Outstanding Teen producer. Internet transcripts are not acceptable. This information along with the judges’ resume will be evaluated by an independent panel of educators and includes not only her grades, but her leadership positions in school and extracurricular activities. This accounts for 5% of the total score.

Physical Fitness in Sportswear
The attire for the physical fitness competition is shorts, school tee shirt and tennis shoes with no show socks. She will perform an aerobic routine during this phase of competition that she will be taught during the rehearsals at the discretion of the producer. The contestant will be evaluated on how she maintains good physical health. Also, her energy, on-stage personality and expression will be considered. This accounts for 10% of the total points.

Evening Wear

The contestant will model a formal that could be worn to a school dance or party. She will be evaluated on her ability to model the dress, how well the dress suits her personality, not the dress itself. This accounts for 15% of the total points.

Talent
The talent portion of the competition is the performance of music, drama, art, dance, baton, or acrobatics and is limited to a maximum of ninety (90) seconds. Talent accounts for 35% of the total points.

TEEN Production Form A: Talent Clearance

    Please fill out this form completely in order to clear your talent. In the case of duplicate talents, Miss Washington County Pageant Contestants will be given first priority. In the event that two OT contestants submit the same music request, the contestant who requests the talent first will have priority.

    Full title of music you will use for your talent

    You will be notified within ASAP if the music selection you are requesting is available or if it has already been reserved by another contestant. Contestants cannot reserve more than one selection per contestant and cannot place selections on hold. The original master recording is permitted for use without any alteration. Because alterations are not permitted to the master recording, karaoke versions are acceptable. However, a karaoke version cannot include mash-ups or any portion of an original master CD. To clarify, mash-ups, modified tracks with additional instruments or vocals from, or added to the original master CD are not permitted. Once you receive confirmation from MAOTeen that your music selection is available, you can begin the recording of your accompaniment CDs.