areas of competition

There are four (4) areas of competition each for Miss and Teen.  Our goal is to prepare and advise you on each area of competition so you are ready to shine for the judges and the audience!

Miss grays harbor candidates

Private Interview

During this 10 minute conversation with our panel of judges, you will be scored on overall first impression, personal appearance, personality, intelligence, articulation and your ability to form an opinion.

Talent

In this phase of competition, you will be scored on skill, personality, interpretive ability, entertainment and stage presence.  The use of costumes and props is allowed.  Talent is 90 seconds long.

Red Carpet

The candidate's entire look and stage presence is taken into consideration in this phase of competition.  The judges are looking for: overall first impression, sense of confidence, walk, posture, carriage and grace, personality, stage presence and appropriateness of the evening wear.

On-Stage Interview/ Social Impact Pitch

As an extension of the private interview, the question will be formulated by one of the judges.  The time limit to answer the question is 20 seconds. Immediately following the Onstage Question, the candidate will deliver a ten- to thirty-second social impact pitch (SIP), which at her discretion can include a statement on the initiative’s importance, her work and plans with the initiative, or other information.

MGH Outstanding Teen candidates

Private Interview

During this 8 minute conversation with our panel of judges, you will be scored on overall first impression, personal appearance, personality, intelligence, articulation and your ability to form an opinion.

Talent

In this phase of competition, you will be scored on skill, personality, interpretive ability, entertainment and stage presence.  The use of costumes and props is allowed.  Talent is 90 seconds long.

Lifestyle and Wellness
in Active Wear

In this phase, judges will be looking for on-stage energy, charisma, a dynamic personality, and a sense of how they stay physically and mentally well through their written statement.

Evening Wear/
On-stage Question

You will be scored in this competition based on your sense of confidence, personality, stage presence and appropriateness of attire, and the ability to formulate a clear and concise opinion to the judges' question.