America’s National Teenager is the longest running premier pageant for teens in the United States operating for nearly 50 years. Founded in 1970, America’s National Teenager has graced the cover of magazines, television and national media as a role model of leadership, scholastic aptitude and service. Combining the elements of Scholarship, Service, Success and Style, our ANTSO State and National Programs draw on a positive approach to pageantry that implements a scoring system focusing on a “real girl.” With no swimsuit or mandatory talent competition, ANTSO focuses on YOU, as a typical teen in your daily life, highlighting what makes you special! Our scoring system reflects that with 50% of the score focused on Academics, Community Service, Leadership and Interview!
ANTSO has awarded more than $102 million scholarships since its creation in 1970. America’s National Teenager continues to set high standards for excellence by awarding cash scholarships at every national competition each year.
Our mission is to promote strong scholastic ideals, solid leadership principles and high character growth to young women. ANTSO holds to the highest standards of quality and integrity and conducts all competitions in a fair and unbiased manner. America’s National Teenager is recognized as one of the longest-running, most prestigious female teen scholarship pageant competitions in the country.