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2023 Miss Butler’s Teen Competition

(Women Age 13-18)

Dear Prospective Candidate:

We are pleased that you are considering entering the 2023 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.

  1. 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 afterwards, you will be able to select which local competition(s) you are competing in. 
  2. Prepare your local application and send it to us via mail or email by Sunday, November 6th @ 10 am
    • This should include the 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. You should submit your paperwork as soon as possible. First person with paperwork in, is last in program order.
      • 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.
      • If the headshot is not sent with your initial application materials, it will be needed by Sunday, November 6th @ 10 am).
    • 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.
    • The local competition fee of $100 should be completed at the same time you submit your local application to the Miss Butler County Scholarship Organization. Payment can be made via credit card with the form below or if you prefer to write a check, please make it payable “Miss Butler County” and mail it to: Miss Butler County Scholastic Organization, PO Box 1799 Butler, PA 16003.


  3. We will let you know that we received your application.
    • 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.

Fees paid on MissAmerica.org

  • Before submitting your application for our local competition, please register as a candidate on MissAmerica.org
  • Registration costs $35 for the competition season.

Fee paid to Local Competition

  • $100 – Use the form below to submit your local competition fee to the Miss Butler County Scholarship Organization via credit card… or you may send it to us as a check, payable to “Miss Butler County” and mailed to Miss Butler County Scholastic Organization, PO Box 1799 Butler, PA 16003.


  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.
  8. Activewear (black tights and white t-shirt)

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

Teen Titleholders: $400
1st runner-up: $200
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 Teen Candidates the interview length is 8 minutes. The first 7 and ½ minutes are spent on questions and answers. At the 7 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.

Teen 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.


Teen 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 MAOT Instructions (DO NOT CHANGE FORMAT of the FORM)

 Social Impact Statement – Typed per MAOT Instructions

 Talent Registration Form – Typed 

 Photo Headshot – (jpeg format)

 Teen must register with MOT http://spot.fund/maoteen2023

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

Teen Wardrobe for the Following:

 Interview Outfit

 Active Wear –  Per the local organization

 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.