The Director's of the Miss Valley of the Sun & Miss Yavapai County Scholarship Organizations are coming together to create the Arizona Desert Competition, another local competition, for the 2023 Miss Arizona Competition.  We will be awarding an additional 6 titles!

The new titles from this competition will be split, 3 titles will join the Valley of the Sun Team and will have the local Directors of Caitlyn Dempsey & Erin Stremcha.  The other 3 titles will join the Miss Yavapai County Team (Team Pineapple) and will have the local Directors of Carrie & Gage Brumbaugh.  While both organizations have different requirements during your year, either way, if you title, you will have amazing directors who will help prepare and guide you through your year as a titleholder and prepare you for the Miss Arizona (Outstanding Teen) competition in June of 2023!  We can't wait to meet you!

*Please note, all payments for this competition (except Miss America Registration Fees) will be processed through the Miss Yavapai County Scholarship Organization.  Both the Miss Yavapai County Scholarship Organization and the Miss Valley of the Sun Scholarship Organization are 501(c)(3) Charities and will share costs and profits to aid their organizations in providing scholarships and opportunties for the titleholders.

 

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Miss Candidate Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Legal resident of Arizona at least 6 months prior to competition
  • Must be at least 19 years old by December 31, 2023
  • Must be no more than 26 years old on December 31, 2023
  • Must maintain the basis for eligibility throughout the local and state competition
  • Ability to compete in private interview, evening gown and talent competitions
  • Must be a high school graduate or successfully completed G.E.D. testing program
  • Female, never married and never have had children

Phases of competition & scoring:

  • Private Interview - 35%
  • Onstage Interview / Social Impact Pitch - 15%
  • Talent - 35%
  • Red Carpet - 15%

Teen Candidate Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Legal resident of Arizona for at 6 months prior to local competition
  • Must be at least 13 years old by June 2023
  • Must be no more than 18 years old on December 31, 2023
  • Must maintain the basis for eligibility throughout the local and state competitions
  • Ability to compete in private interview, fitness, evening gown and talent competitions
  • Female, never married and never have had children

Phases of competition & scoring:

  • Private Interview - 30%
  • Onstage Interview / Evening Wear - 20%
  • Lifestyle & Fitness - 10%
  • Talent - 40%

Teen Local Entry Fee

Pay your teen local entry fee securely through Square (no account needed)

Register on Miss America (Teen & Miss Candidates)

All candidates MUST register on the Miss America website and pay a one time $35 fee.  Clicking the Registration button will take you to the Miss America Website.

Coming Soon - Link to Register for Local Competition

After you register on the Miss America website, you will need to also register for the Arizona Desert Competition.  At this time, this link is unavailable and will be provided as soon as it is available.  Miss are required to pay a $75 fee, Teens must register but no fee is due.

Ad Page Payment

All candidates are REQUIRED to sell at least 1 ad page for our program book.  Ad pages are $100 for a full page (8.5 x 11) color ad. Payments are securely processed through Square (no account needed)

Purchase Tickets to the Competition

All candidates are REQUIRED to sell at least 10 tickets to our local competition.  Tickets are $20 each.  Payments are securely processed through Square (no account needed)

Coming Soon - People's Choice Voting

Each candidate will be eligible for the People's Choice award that comes with a $100 scholarship for the Miss and Teen winners.  Votes are only $1 each!