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2023 Miss Butler County Competition

(Women Age 17-26)

Dear Prospective Candidate:

We are pleased that you are considering entering the 2022 Miss Butler County Scholarship Competition which will be held at 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at the Vagabond Event Center, 138 Whitestown Road, Lyndora PA.

The titles of Miss Butler County and Miss Moraine State, are open to all contestants eligible for Miss Pennsylvania. In order to award these 2 titles we will need at least 6 entrants (we are required to have at least three contestants per title). Both lead directly to Miss Pennsylvania competition which will be held in June in York, PA. Contestants must be between the ages of 19 and 26 on December 31, 2023, and at least a high school senior to compete.  All candidates must reside, attend school full time, or work full time in Pennsylvania to be eligible to compete. Scoring in the Miss competition is as follows:

35% Private Interview

15% Onstage Interview/Social Impact Pitch

35% Talent

15% Red Carpet

Please check the Miss Butler County website for additional contestant requirements and scoring information. If you are not sure of your eligibility, please contact us for assistance: Kathy Bray (724) 735-2284 (please cc Judy Hughes (724) 458-5145) prior to submitting your application.

Mail or email your 2023 MSPF Application, MSPF Social Impact Essay, MSPF Resume for the judges, MSPF Talent Registration Form and the Program Book Information Form with a copy of your birth certificate, proof of residency (state ID card, school ID or another document which confirms your eligibility), and, if possible, a headshot for our Program Book and Newspaper Publicity. (If the headshot is not sent with your application materials, it will be needed by Monday, October 31, 2022). Our mailing address is Kathy Bray, PO Box 432, Harrisville, PA 16038. The email address is: pahomestead@zoominternet.net and please cc jlhughes1@verizon.net.

You should submit your paperwork as soon as possible. First person with paperwork in, is last in program order.

Once we receive your entry materials you will receive a confirmation email. If we have eligibility questions, we will also make sure they are cleared up at that time. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check back with us because it probably means that for some reason, we have not received your paperwork.

Paperwork bearing the logos of other local pageants may be submitted to the Miss Butler County Pennsylvania Competition provided it is identical in format to our paperwork, to avoid repeating the same paperwork for every competition. You may also be required to sign a Miss America local contract at some point leading up to the local competition.

Fees paid on MissAmerica.org

  • Before submitting your application for our local competition, please register as a candidate on MissAmerica.org
  • While registering you will pay the $35 fee for the competition season, and afterward you will be able to select which local competition(s) you are competing in. Each local competition will cost $75 to register as a candidate.
  1. Evening Wear for the Evening Wear and Social Impact Competition.
  2. An appropriate Outfit for the Private Interview.
  3. Your Talent Costume.
  4. An Opening Number Outfit (To be announced)
  5. Two copies of your music CD (if any). Be sure to test them on a variety of devices to be sure they will work on our sound system the day of the Competition. Also, please note, that no one else is allowed on stage or in the wings to provide live musical accompaniment for you during your performance. You must accompany yourself or use the CD.
  6. Be sure to bring make-up, hair products, etc.
  7. Some candidates bring full length and make-up mirrors as well as racks for hanging clothing.

All winners will advance to Miss Pennsylvania completion. In addition, all will receive a Miss America local crown, sash, and scholarship.

Miss Butler and Miss Moraine State Titleholders: $600 each
1st runner-up: $300
Non Finalist: $100

The private interview will take place on the date of the competition (November 6), during the morning or afternoon prior to the start of on-stage competition. The judges are seated, and the candidate is at a podium in front of the judges. The judges’ chairperson will introduce you and the questions begin immediately. Do not go to the judges table to shake hands with the judges. You will immediately go to the podium and begin to answer questions. For Miss Candidates the interview length is 10 minutes. The first 9 and ½ minutes are spent on questions and answers. At the 9 and ½ minutes mark, one of the judges will tell you that the formal part of your interview has been completed and ask if you wish to add anything at that time. If you choose to do so you have ½ minute to speak. It is your decision whether to end the interview at that point or to add something. Your decision does not influence your scoring but, if you chose to add something it does play a part in your scoring. Please remember that no visual aids, paperwork, or props may be brought into the interview.

Miss Candidate Requirement Guide

Judges preview your Resume, Social Impact Initiative Statement and Photo.

Paperwork & Forms are provided by an email request to the local Director.

No Hand Written Paperwork.

Fill out the forms and send via email to the local Director.

Miss Requirements:

□ Application – COMPLETE ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION (For Local Competition use only, Not for Judges to see)  

 Birth Certificate Copy

 Photo ID – Drivers License copy or permit, School ID

 Resume – Typed per MAO Instructions (DO NOT CHANGE FORMAT of the FORM)

 Social Impact Statement – Typed per MAO Instructions

 Talent Registration Form – Typed 

 Photo Headshot – (jpeg format)

 Talent music per local competition – Bring two copies of your music CD (compact disk) to the competition


Miss Wardrobe for the Following:

 Interview Outfit 

 On Stage Interview – (It is recommended to use your Private Interview Outfit at the local level)

 Talent Costume

 Red Carpet & Evening Gown

Please be courteous and turn in paperwork ASAP to the local organizations per the deadline.

ALL paperwork can be updated for each local with the titles you are competing for, any community service, volunteer work, and hours you have donated, along with the money you have raised for MAOT and your social initiative from one local to another. This is required for Miss America reports only.

To Become a Candidate, you must Download, Complete and Submit all information to the Miss Butler Organization:
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