The Miss Shoreline Scholarship Program is proud to be a local affiliate of the Miss Michigan and Miss America Organizations. The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the worlds largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Rich in history and social significance, the Miss America Organization is a not-for-profit organization that has maintained a tradition for many decades of empowering American women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent, and intelligence. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its State and local affiliates made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. This assistance is not just for the handful of young women who become Miss America, but it is available to the over 12,000 young women who compete in the State and local competitions as well.
The Miss Shoreline Scholarship Program was established in 2005 and is focused on empowering young women to pursue their education while developing important interpersonal skills and giving back to their communities through their personal platforms. We aim to provide participants with a unique experience for personal and professional growth while earning educational scholarships as a licensed affiliate of the Miss America Organization. The Miss Shoreline Scholarship Program is open to young women between 17-25 years of age. Contestants must have resided in Michigan for the 6 months prior to the pageant date and have no criminal record.
The young women crowned Miss Shoreline and Miss Teen Shoreline will promote their personal platforms throughout their reign while also serving as ambassadors for Miss America's national charity, Children's Miracle Network.
The Miss Shoreline pageant is open to all ladies in the state of Michigan.
Miss Shoreline: ages 17 (a senior in high school)- 24. The entry fee is a $200 donation to the Children's Miracle Network.
Miss Shoreline Outstanding Teen: ages 13-17 (non senior). The entry fee is $200 made payable to the Miss Shoreline Scholarship Pageant.
Outstanding Teen contestants will compete in active wear.
All contestants will compete in talent (90 seconds), interview, and evening wear/on-stage questions.
Areas of Competition
35% _ _ _ _ Talent Competition
25% _ _ _ _ Private Interview Competition
20% _ _ _ _ Evening Wear Competition
15% _ _ _ _ Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Competition
5% _ _ _ _ On-Stage Question Interview Competition
Miss Shoreline's Outstanding Teen
35% _ _ _ _ Talent Competition
35% _ _ _ _ Private Interview Competition
20% _ _ _ _ Evening Wear/On-Stage Question Competition
10% _ _ _ _ Lifestyle and Fitness Competition
Each contestant participates in an individual 10-minute press conference-style interview with our panel of judges. There are typically 5 judges on a panel. Contestants are questioned on their background as presented on their fact sheet, their educational and career goals, their opinions on current events and social issues, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities. Scoring is based on overall communication skills, including personality, intelligence, validated opinions, emotional control, overall first impression and personal appearance, and whether the contestant possesses the overall qualities and attributes of a Miss America. Each interview ends with the opportunity to make a final statement to the judges. This is optional; a contestant need not take this opportunity. They may end the interview at that time.
Contestants perform a 1 & 1/2-minute routine of their own choosing. Some possible talents include all types of singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedy monologues, baton twirling and ventriloquism. Other talents that can be performed solo on a stage are also possible. Phone or e-mail us if you have a question about your talent presentation. Scoring is based on contestant's skill and personality, interpretive ability, technical skill level, stage presence and the totality of all elements, including costume, props, voice, use of body and choreography.
Evening Wear Competition
Each contestant appears on stage in an outfit of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a formal, black tie social event. Pantsuits, cocktail dresses and evening gowns are all appropriate for this phase of the competition. Scoring is based on overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality and stage presence, walk and posture, appropriateness of attire and sense of attractiveness.
Lifestyle and Fitness Teen / Swimsuit Competition
Each Miss contestant briefly appears on stage in a one or two piece swimsuit and footwear of her own choosing.
Teen will appear in t shirts/shorts Scoring is based on overall first impression, statement of physical fitness and health, overall physique and proportion, walk, posture and grace, sense of confidence and presence on stage.