Compete in Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen

Thank you for your interest in competing in the Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen competition!

All of the information, step-by-step guides and resources you will need to compete can be found here.

Qualifications & Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a young lady between the ages of 13 and 18.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Meet residency requirements set forth by the Miss American Organization, the Miss Kentucky Organization and local organizations
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited public, private or home schooling program.
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the local or state program in which you compete.

Scoring Rubric for Local Competition Preliminaries

The scoring percentages in the four phases of competition for local competitions are as follows:

  • Talent – 35%
  • Private Interview – 25%
  • Evening Wear & On-Stage Question – 25%
  • Fitness – 15%

Selecting A Local Preliminary

Here is where you can take the first step to becoming Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen!

Enter into one of the following local preliminaries held throughout the year across the Commonwealth for your chance to compete at the state level. A list of Local competitions along with their respective information, eligibility requirements and contact information can be found on the Find A Local Competition section.

Candidates who have competed at Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen cannot enter the same local competition the following year in order to win a different title within that local organization (this includes teens moving up to the miss division). Candidates must wait a year before representing the same local organization at the state level in Teen and/or Miss.

Philanthropic Fundraising

Candidates have the opportunity to raise donations for the Miss America Organization's Teen's national platform, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Outstanding Teen candidates are not required to secure donations, but are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity.

Outstanding Teen candidates must register at and must sign up for each local competition in which they participate.

Save The Dates

There are several events that will be mandatory attendance for those competing in the state competition.

Please save these dates in the event that you are to win your local preliminary.

  • Candidate Orientation Weekend: April 30 - May 1, 2022 (location TBD)
  • Miss Kentucky and Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Competition: June 13-18, 2022 (Miss) and June 15-18 (Teen) at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) in Bowling Green, KY.

Registration Forms

In accordance with Miss America Outstanding Teen rules and at the discretion of the Miss Kentucky Organization, fair & festival/high school competition winners may participate in the state competition if they meet entry rules and eligibility criteria.

Download the application below to begin the process of competing in a local competition.

Fair, Festival, University Competition Winner Application

Need Help?

If you're having trouble or need more information, please contact us and we'll be happy to assist you!

Heath Green

Heath Green


Karen Gies

Karen Gies