Optional Competitions 

Talented Miss

Fee $75

It's your time to shine! Show the judges your special talent in a two minute performance for your chance to win the National Talent award. One winner will be chosen from each age division. 

Entry Guidelines: Registration, the Talent Optional Competition Emcee form and payment must be submitted prior to June 1, 2022. If you are using music, it must be submitted to info@usamericanmiss.com, in the correct format by June 1, 2022. Please bring a back-up flash drive of your music to nationals. 

Maximum Entries: 2

Casual Wear Model

Fee $75

Showcase your favorite casual outfit by modeling for the judges during the Casual Wear Modeling competition. One winner per age division will be chosen.

Entry Guidelines: Registration, the Casual Wear Modeling Optional Competition Emcee form and payment must be submitted prior to June 1, 2022.

Maximum Entries: 2

Spokesmodel

Fee $75

Now is your chance to tell the judges what you are passionate about. This optional will be submitted by video, up to a max of 60 seconds. Attire should be age and topic appropriate. One winner will be chosen from each age division.

Entry Guidelines: Your Spokesmodel Video, registration and payment must be submitted prior to June 1, 2022.

Maximum Entries: 2

Cover Model

Fee $75

Every girl dreams of being on the cover of a magazine...and your dream just might come true. Submit your favorite professional photo you feel is worthy of being on the cover of a magazine. Two winners will be chosen (one from Nation 1 and one from Nation 2). These two lucky young ladies will have their pictures published on the inside front/back cover of our program book for Nationals!

 Entry Guidelines: Registration, photos and payment must be submitted to the national office by May 1st, 2022. 

Maximum Entires: 2

Role Model

Fee $75

Love to be out in your community? Show the judges what you've been up to during your year. The Role Model competition allows for you to show the judges your community service activities and involvement, academic achievements and mentoring activities. One winner per age division. 

Entry guidelines: Registration and payment must be submitted to the national office by June 1st, 2022. Bring your scrapbook to Nationals Registration. The inside cover of your scrapbook should contain the Delegate Name and Division.

 

Maximum Entires: 1

Live Photoshoot

Fee $75

Love being in front of a camera? Enter this optional for the chance to compete in a live photoshoot for the chance to win the National Photoshoot Award. Two winners will be selected (one from Nation 1 and one from Nation 2) by the National Photographer, Catherine Fiehn.

 Entry Guidelines: Registration and payment must be submitted to the national office by June 1st, 2022. Schedule for Live Photoshoot to follow. 

 

 Maximum Entries: 1

Portfolio

Fee $75

Showcase your versatility and glamorous side through print with this optional. Our judges are looking for someone who exemplifies versatility, style, confidence, and personality through photo quality. Two winners will be chosen (one in Nation 1 and one in Nation 2)

Entry guidelines: Registration and payment must be submitted to the national office by June 1st, 2022. Your portfolio should contain a minimum of 5 photos, and no more than 10 and should be age appropriate. They should be presented in a three-ring binder or professional portfolio with each photograph inserted in a protective cover. No loose photos will be accepted.

Maximum Entries: 1

Photogenic Miss

Fee $75

Are you photogenic? Now is your chance to shine through our National Photogenic competition. Submit your photo and be judged on overall look, confidence, and personality. One winner per age division will be chosen. 

Entry guidelines: Registration and payment must be submitted to the national office by June 1st, 2022. Photos should be in protective covering and should have the Delegate name and division on back, per photo entering. 

Maximum Entries: 2

Publishers

Fee $100

Is your aspiration to become a writer? Submit your 500 words or less synopsis for your children's book; including title, characters, and moral. Two winners will be chosen (one from Nation 1 and one from Nation 2). These two lucky winners will have their books published and will be distributed to the National Royalty the following year. Their book will also be available for sale to the public through Amazon and they will receive 15copies.

Entry guidelines: Registration and payment must be submitted to the national office by June 1st, 2022. If your synopsis is chosen - guidelines for publishing are as follows:

No Chapter Books, No more than 35 pages, Illustrations must be print ready Winners need to submit final book and illustrations within 90 days after Nationals.

Maximum Entries: 3

State Costume

Fee $75

We want to see you represent your state. This optional competition allows you to not only be creative but hit the runway in style by showcasing what you believe is special about your state. Judging will be on creativity, uniqueness, stage personality and overall enthusiasm for your state. There will be two winners (one from Nation 1 and one from Nation 2).

 Entry Guidelines: Registration, the State Costume Optional Competition Form and payment must be submitted to the national office by June 1st, 2022. 

Maximum Entries: 1

Non-Performing Talent

Fee $75

Do you have a talent that cannot be performed on the National Stage? If so, this is the optional for you! You can submit your 2 minute, non-stage performing talent video for it to be judged for the opportunity to win the Non-Performing Talent award! One winner will be chosen from each age division.

 Entry Guidelines: Registration, the Non-Performing Talent Optional Competition video and payment must be submitted to the national office by June 1st, 2022.

Maximum Entries: 2

Fitness Wear

Fee $75

Let's get physical! This is your chance to walk the runway in your favorite fitness or sportswear outfit! The Fitness Optional will be for delegates in Jr. Teen division and up. Outfits must be age appropriate; no swimwear. One winner per age division.

 Entry Guidelines: Registration and payment must be submitted to the national office by June 1st, 2022. 

Maximum Entries: 1

USAM National Day of Service

Free

Participate in USAM's National Day of Service on May 21, 2022 to be awarded with a service pin at Nationals. Submit the form by June 1st, 2022 to the national office.