Competition Info

Important Dates:

Application Deadline – TBD

Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen Competition – May 1, 2022

Miss Hawaii – TBD

MAOTeen Competition – Summer 2022, Orlando, FL

Miss America -December 16, 2021


OUR COMPETITION – SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022!

“Empowering young women across the country to be the best they can be through leadership, talent, communication skills and smarts” – The Miss America Organization

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE?

You must be at least thirteen (13) years of age on May 2, 2021.  Must not be older than seventeen (17) years of age as of July 31, 2021, unless you are 18 years old and have not graduated from high school as of July 31, 2021.  However, for the MHIOT 2021 competition, if a candidate exceeds the 17-year-old age eligibility in 2021, she will be “grandfathered” in to compete in both the state and national competitions.

HOW WILL MISS HAWAII’S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2021 BE SELECTED?

The Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen will be selected by a judges’ panel consisting of a group of five (5) minimum or seven (7) judges whose fields of expertise will vary from education, entertainment, business management, journalism, and more. The panel will judge each candidate in each phase of competition and all judges will be thoroughly vetted to prevent any conflicts of interest.  The Scholastic Achievement phase of competition will be judged by an independent panel of judges who are educators. 

WHAT ARE THE PHASES OF COMPETITION?

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 ten (10) minute private Interview phase of competition is an opportunity for the judges to learn as much as possible about the candidate, her personal qualities and attributes, her level of communication skills, her opinions and aspirations, her sense of accomplishment, poise, and presence, as well as her ability to fulfill the responsibilities of Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen.

Two important tools that will be utilized during this phase of competition are the Candidate’s Resume and her Social Impact Statement, which will be a written essay on her social or community impact initiative.  Each Candidate’s resume and platform statement will be provided to the judges prior to competition. 

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 candidate 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.  For this phase of competition, each candidate will perform a choreographed lifestyle & fitness routine.

TALENT (35% OF THE TOTAL SCORE):

The talent phase of competition provides an insight into the candidate’s preparatory and performance skills. Consideration is given to whether the candidate’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 candidate 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 judge to assess the candidate’s poise, grace, and commanding stage presence, as well as for the candidate 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 will 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 an important element of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization.  As such, it is included as 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 the elementary, middle, or high school levels and will be asked to review the candidates’ official grade transcripts and resume.

FINAL DETERMINATION OF MISS HAWAII’S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2021:

Based upon these five phases of competition, the total points for each contestant will be tallied and will determine the winner of MISS HAWAII’S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2021!

Further details and specifics on the phases of competition for Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen 2021 are available by emailing:  maa.mhioteen@gmail.com