Miss Maryland is an official preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Competition.
The winner of Miss Maryland competes at the Miss America Scholarship Competition, representing Maryland, for a chance to win the title of Miss America and a $50,000 scholarship. Miss Maryland has four phases of competition that include: private interview, on-stage interview, evening gown and talent.
In order to compete for the title of Miss Maryland you must be at least 17 years old and cannot be over 25 years old before December 31st in the year you hope to compete in the Miss America Scholarship Competition. In addition, you must reside, work or attend school in Maryland, have never been married nor have a child. You also need to have won a preliminary title.