Miss Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

  • must be a citizen of the United States of America
  • Miss Central Carolina candidates must be a resident of North Carolina or enrolled in and attending classes on a full-time basis at an accredited College or University in the state of North Carolina.
  • Miss Thomasville candidates must be a resident of the state of North Carolina AND be a resident of: OR enrolled in and attending classes on a full-time basis at an accredited college or University in:  OR employed on a full-time basis in:

Davidson, Randolph, Guilford, Forsyth, Alamance or Davie Counties for at least six (6) months by the date of our local pageant.  

• Must be both female, single, never married or had a marriage annulled

•  Must not now be and never have been pregnant.

•  Must be of good moral character and in good health and have no criminal record

•  Must be seventeen (17) years old and at least in the 12th grade of high school on the date of the pageant


•  No older than twenty-four (25) years old on December 31, 2020

•  Develop and promote a Community Service Platform (A service project that is of personal interest to each individual contestant)

     *  There is NO entry fee required to participate.  Miss America has partnered with the Children's Miracle Network to develop a National Platform.  Upon entry into the 2018 Miss Thomasville & Central Carolina Competition, each candidates required to raise a $100 donation to the Miss America National Platform; children's Miracle Network.  A coandidate will NOT be allowed to compete if this requirement is not met before the date of the local pageant.  Please visit http://missamerica-4kids.com/ to set up your individual Children's Miracle Network account.

Candidatess must compete in the following areas of competition:

Interview - (25%) - A 10 minutes private interview with the panel of judges.  (9 1/2 minutes of questions from the judges and 30 seconds closing if you so choose)

Talent  - 90 second maximum time limit on your talent presentation

Formal Wear -  gown of your choice

On-Stage Question - you will be asked a platform related question