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Talent is 30% of the total score. The time limit for your talent is ninety seconds. The contestant must begin and finish onstage. No live animals or dangerous props are allowed (fire baton or swords). All props must be functional and an integral part of the talent.
This area is worth 20%. Questions will be on general topics and asked on stage during preliminaries and finals. Being able to speak on your feet and eloquently display your opinions is what is looked at here. It not about what you say but how you say it.
The Private Interview counts for 25% of the overall score. In 10 minutes of a business style interview the judges get to know your personality, platform and opinions. Questions are on general topics, current events, items from your resume, and from your platform essay. This is your opportunity to let the judges get to know you.
~Never before competed in any National Finals of the Miss America Organization
A high school senior before the date of the State competition or have received a GED
Between the ages of 17 and 25 years
~Must reside in the state of Montana -OR- be enrolled in and physically attend classes on a full-time basis at an accredited college or university in Montana
~Be a citizen of the United States of America
~Not now or have ever been married or a parent/pregnant
~Have not been convicted of any criminal offenses and there are no currently pending
~Good moral character
~Do not use or consume any illegal substances or controlled substances or abuse the use of alcohol, prescription drugs or other dangerous substances
~Be willing to represent the great State of Montana if you win the title
This phase is 15% of the total score. The contestant’s entire look (not the price of her gown) and stage presence is taken into consideration. This is another opportunity to display your personal style, as that is one of the four points of the Miss America Organization.
This area of competition is worth 10%. The swimsuit can be a one or two-piece suit of your choice. The point of this area of competition is about the confidence in yourself and dedication to health and fitness.
We are currently accepting application for Miss Montana 2018. We have some new and exciting changes that are taking effect this year. The biggest change that we are implementing this year is that you will not have to pay a $100 performance fee, you will have to have a $200 sponsor instead. They will get to have their business name listed next to your name and photo is the program book. You must have your $200 sponsor to send in your application or send in the $200 and get your sponsor at a later date that is up to you. You can now be 18 - 25 years old and compete for the title of Miss Montana. The other super exciting change is that Kandice Pelletier is our swimwear sponsor. Each contestant will be receiving a sponsored swimsuit from her for the state competition. Details on how this works will be sent to you once you have been accepted as a contestant. Applications need to be turned in right away. We will have firm deadline of March 15th, but please send it in as soon as possible. The program dates are June 10 – 16, 2018 in Glendive. If you have any questions on the application process, please feel free to contact Jan Holden @ email@example.com. We are here to help with this process.