Competition Info

Important Dates:

Miss Hawaii – June 15,  2019

MAOTeen Competition – July 23-27, 2019, Orlando, FL

Miss America Competition – September 2019


AGE ELIGIBILITY FOR MISS HAWAII’S OUTSTANDING TEEN:

Contestants must be at least thirteen (13) years of age on the first day of the State competition.  Contestants cannot be older then seventeen (17) years of age as of July 31st in the calendar year of the State competition in which she competes, unless she is 18 years old and has not graduated from high school as of July 31st in the calendar year of the State competition in which she competes.

JUDGES PANEL:

The Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen will be selected by a judge’s panel consisting of a group of five (5) minimum and seven (7) maximum judges whose fields of expertise will vary from education, entertainment, business management, journalism, pageantry and more. The panel will judge each contestant in each phase of competition (except for the Scholastic Achievement phase which will be judged by an independent panel of judges).

MHIOTeen 2019 COMPETITION SCORING AND PHASES

(According to:  Miss America’s Outstanding Teen State Competitions)

SCORING AND CRITERIA GUIDELINES:

Private Interview – 25%

Talent – 35%

Evening Wear/On-Stage Question – 20%

Lifestyle & Fitness – 10%

Scholastic Achievement – 10%

PRIVATE INTERVIEW (25% OF THE TOTAL SCORE):

The individual eight (8) minute private Interview phase of competition is an opportunity for the judges to learn as much as possible about the contestant, her overall communication skills, her personal qualities and attributes, her opinions and aspirations, her sense of accomplishment, poise, personality and presence, as well as her ability to fulfill the responsibilities of Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen and, ultimately, to compete in Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in July 2019.  

LIFESTYLE AND FITNESS IN SPORTSWEAR (10% OF THE TOTAL SCORE):

The purpose of this phase of competition is to determine the level of fitness of the contestant and to obtain a glimpse into her daily routine and lifestyle. The contestants’ drive, energy, and presence are considered. The judges are not judging the fitness of a teen by the shape of her body, but rather by the level of pursuit and dedication to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

TALENT (35% OF THE TOTAL SCORE):

The talent phase of competition provides an insight into the contestant’s preparatory and performance skills. Consideration is given to whether the contestant’s talent selection fits these skills and her personality. The talent competition acknowledges the quality being presented, the technical skill level, and the stage presence of the contestant.

During the Talent Phase of competition, a contestant is to perform onstage a talent selection that is equal to but no longer than 90 seconds. There is a variety from which to choose – vocal in every medium, dance in all forms, gymnastics, instrumentals, drama – the possibilities are endless. Please note that each selection will be approved prior to the competition.  Complete details for the contestant’s talent performance will be provided.

EVENING WEAR/ON- STAGE QUESTION (20% OF THE TOTAL SCORE):

The Evening Wear/On-Stage Question phase of competition is designed for the judges to assess the contestant’s poise, grace, and commanding stage presence, as well as for the contestant to make an on-stage statement of her interests, opinions, and aspirations via an answer to a question selected for her. The contestant’s total look, charisma, and ability as a spokesperson are to be considered. Her evening wear (not the value of the evening wear) should complement the contestant’s individuality.

SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT (10% OF THE TOTAL SCORE):

Scholastic Achievement is one of the hallmarks of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization.  As such, it is a part of the total competition score.

There will be a panel of judges (separate from the competition panel of judges) consisting of local educators.  Judges will come from Elementary, Middle, or High Schools.  These judges can be a/an Admissions Recruiter, Academic Dean, Registrar, Guidance Counselor, and/or Faculty Member.

Prior to competition, the above panel of judges will be asked to review the official grade transcript and official contestant resume from each contestant:

Each contestant will receive a score based on the “yes” or “no” answers to the following questions based on information contained in the official grade transcript and resume:

  • Has the student maintained at least a “B” average during the past academic year?
  • Would her academic achievements place her in the top 10% of your (the judge’s) institution?
  • Is she taking Advanced, AP, or IB courses?
  • Does she hold leadership positions in her school and participate in extracurricular activities?
  • Based on the information before you, do you believe this student would meet the description of an “outstanding student”?

FINAL DETERMINATION OF MISS HAWAII’S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2020:

Based upon these five phases of competition, the total points for each contestant will be tallied.  These scores will determine the winner of MISS HAWAII’S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2020 and runners-up.

Further details and specifics on the phases of competition for Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen 2020 are available by emailing:  maa.mhot@misshawaii.org