Appointed Representative Program
Want to be a part of National American Miss, but you thought you were too old for all the fun? National American Miss is now accepting applications for girls ages 19-24!!! Do you live in a state that we do not currently hold a state event, but you are between the ages of 4 and 24? This is your chance to represent and serve your state all year long as National American Miss State Royalty!
National American Miss is the largest pageant in the nation for young women. We are so excited to extend an invitation to you to be a part of our program! At this time, we are not offering a program in your state for your age group. However, we hope you will be a part of our Appointed Representative Program. The girl that is selected as the State Queen will be given the opportunity to compete at the National Pageant, in Hollywood California for the National Title of NATIONAL AMERICAN MISS for her age division. It’s your chance to make memories that last a lifetime.
Below are the states eligible for the Appointed Representative Program this is subject to change if a state needs to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances:
|Alaska- All Age Divisions||Maryland- Miss Only||Puerto Rico – All Age Divisions|
|Arkansas – Miss only||Massachusetts- All Age Divisions||Texas (North) – All Age Divisions|
|Colorado – All Age Divisions||Minnesota- Miss Only||Utah- All Age Divisions|
|Connecticut- All Age Divisions||Mississippi- Miss Only||Vermont- All Age Divisions|
|Delaware- All Age Division||Missouri – Miss Only||Virginia- Miss only|
|District of Columbia – All Age Divisions||Montana – All Age Divisions||West Virginia- All Age Divisions|
|Hawaii- All Age Divisions||Nebraska- Miss Only||Wisconsin – Miss only|
|Idaho – All Age Divisions||New Hampshire- All Age Divisions||Wyoming – All Age Divisions|
|Iowa- Miss only||New Jersey – Miss Onlys|
|Kansas- Miss Only||New Mexico – All Age Divisions|
|Kentucky – Miss only||New York- Miss Only|
|Louisiana- Miss Only||North Dakota- All Age Divisions|
Appointed Representative Applicants Scoring System:
Phone Interview: 30%
Personal Introduction Video: 20%
Areas of Competition
Video Interview – 30% The video interview is a casual interview with the goal of getting to know the candidate better. Dress to Impress! Wear something that you would wear to an actual interview; examples include but aren’t limited too; suit, dress, jumpsuit, or romper. Anything that makes you feel confident with a touch of your own personality and professionalism. The interview will be age appropriate and there will be no right or wrong answer. The questions are designed to give you the opportunity to express yourself and for us to learn more about who you are. You will be scored based upon the interviewer’s overall general impression, and your ability to confidently and competently convey your ideas, thoughts and personality over the course of the interview. The interviewer is looking for honest and original answers that effectively express your personality. Some questions may be drawn from your personal resume. It will be helpful for you to keep a copy of the resume you turn in with your application. Most importantly, relax, have fun, and be yourself! We will contact you to give you instruction on how to arrange a phone interview after we receive your completed application.
Resume – 15% As a representative for National American Miss, we are looking for an outgoing, well-rounded, fun individual that will be a positive role model to others in her city, state, and community. We want a girl that embodies the vision of “Today’s Girl.” Make it fun and creative!! All of the following will be taken into consideration when scoring your resume. Your resume should include the following (if applicable): name, grade, school, leadership experience, hobbies, interests, activities, awards and accolades, interesting facts about yourself, and pageant experience. Your resume should be 1- 2 pages maximum.
In addition to uploading your resume, all contestants will need a recommendation letter from one of your leaders, teachers, supervisors, etc… No letters from friends or family will be accepted. All recommendation letters will need to be emailed separately directly from the recommender ’s email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have them put contestant’s first and last name in the subject line, along with Letter of Recommendation Ex: <Contestants First and Last name>- Letter of Recommendation
Essay – 10% – Using 250 words or less, write an essay using the prompts listed below. We are looking for overall effectiveness, neatness, punctuation, grammar, originality and creativity.
Princess, Jr. Pre-Teen, and Pre-Teen– “I am…” In 250 words or less, using the statement “I am…” Introduce yourself to the judges, tell them your interests, ambitions and dreams. Use fun facts, be creative and introduce yourself to the NAM world.
Teen, Teen, and Miss– “Charity of Choice Statement” In 350 words or less choose a charity of your choice, write a statement explaining why you chose this charity, what work you have done with this charity, and how will you promote your charity of choice in your community, as the NAM state representative.
Photograph – 20% Your picture will be scored upon its overall presentation, including the content as well as the quality and professionalism of the photo. We are seeking a bright, fresh, positive representative who communicates clearly. Your photo should reflect this. You should be the main focus in your photo. We recommend headshots or waist-up shots.
Personal Introduction Video – 25% Dress in interview attire, and create a 30 second video that introduces yourself to the judges include your name, hometown, where the contestant sees themselves in the future or something interesting about themselves. Have fun and be creative. Upload the video using the link provided on the official application.
Here’s How It Works
To fill out your application, go to www.namiss.com/application. Once we receive your filled out your completed application. (resume, completed essays, personal introduction video, photograph, letter of recommendation, and you have included your registration fee), then we will give you instruction to set up a phone interview. When the phone interview has been completed, then your entire entry will be placed in the hands of the selections committee. The selections committee will review the elements of your completed application and score each portion of the competition. Then, the new state queen will be appointed along with the four runners-ups. The winner will be appointed the title of National American Miss for your state and will attend the National Pageant during Thanksgiving week in Orlando, Florida to compete for the National American Miss Queen’s Title. The 4 Runners-Up will be given the opportunity to represent their state as a city queen and to attend the National Pageant to compete for the National All-American Miss Queen’s Title.
State Residency Requirements
Participants in National American Miss (NAM) state-level events must meet NAM’s residency requirements. All NAM residency rule and requirements can be found at namiss.com/residency. The documents must display the name of the applicant or the applicant’s legal guardian and be valid on the date of application to the Appointed Representative Program.
National American Miss shall be the sole judge and determinant of an applicant’s residency. If the applicant, or actual contestant, cannot supply the necessary documents to show residency, then the application may be refused, participation may be denied, fees may not be refunded, and / or titles and awards may be revoked.
An applicant whose custodians reside in different states, and have a written joint legal custody arrangement, shall have the option of registering in either state. This also pertains to attending college, or a university in another state rather than the contestants home state. But in any case, the applicant may participate in only one NAM state level event per year.
To be considered, any questions concerning residency must be sent in writing by email. Inquiries must include complete contact information for the inquirer and specific questions regarding residency of a given applicant. Inquiries must be sent to the Appointed Representative Director at email@example.com Subject: Residency .
More Than One Way To Win
If you are chosen to be the state queen for your age division, then you will receive a packet of information to help you get started preparing for the National Pageant in Orlando, Florida over the week of Thanksgiving. Please note that all state queens are expected to represent their state at the National Pageant. One state queen from every state, in your age division will compete to win the National American Miss Title. As a state queen you will have the opportunity to travel to state pageants to visit and help out with the pageants. As visiting royalty and with the help of the National American Miss Appointed program team, you will become more acquainted with our program and it will help you understand what the pageant experience is really like at nationals. If you are chosen as a state queen, then you may choose to be crowned on stage at your state pageant (if there is a pageant in that state but not that age division) or at a state pageant close to your state. We want you to have the exciting opportunity to be a part of a state pageant and be crowned on stage.
If you are chosen as one of the four state runners-up, then you will be given the opportunity to represent your state as a city queen and be eligible to compete in the National All-American Miss Pageant. This pageant is held at the same time as the National American Miss Pageant and a new National Queen will be chosen for each age division in the National All-American Miss Pageant.
The Appointed Representative Program is run completely through the NAM National Office. If you have any questions or concerns please email: Candice Davis, NAM Appointed Representative Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 1st, 2021 is the deadline to have your application submitted for the state queen’s title. We will continue to accept applications after April 1st, 2021 for any remaining state or city titles still available.
Important 2021 Appointed Represented Deadlines
April 15th: Application submission deadline to be guaranteed a chance at the state queen title.
April 15 to October 5th: Application submission deadline for all remaining state and city titles still available. No ARP applications will be accepted after October 5, 2021.
May 15th: All ARP results submitted prior to April 2, 2021 deadline will be released.
June 15th: Deadline to order your crown and banner so that it arrives at your home prior to nationals. You must complete the crown and banner order form at www.namiss.com/banner and select “Group A: Appointed State Queen or Appointed City Queen”.
June 25th: Final day to receive early bird discount for your custom ASHLEYlauren Opening Number Dress at www.NAMnationals.com.
July 15th: Deadline to order your crown and banner so that it is available to pick up at your pageant check-in. You must complete the crown and banner order form at www.namiss.com/banner and select “Group A: Appointed State Queen or Appointed City Queen”.
NAM Nationals, By the Numbers:
- National Queen Titles: 12
- National Cover Miss Titles: 6
- National Optional Titles: 42
- National Program Participation Titles: 87
- Trophies: 2,272
- # of Cash Awards Given: 180
- Crowns: 262
- Banners: 355
- #of awards given: 630
- Staff Members: 40
- National Judges: 42
- High Tech A/V Crew: 6
- Entertainers: 4
- Stages/Ballroom: 2
- Rehearsal Rooms: 4
- Meeting Space: 68,000 sq. ft.
- Final Shows: 11
- Total Audience: 5,722
- Roses: 1,940
- Hollywood Tour Busses: 23
- New Ford Mustang Convertible: 1
- Thanksgiving Turkey served:one half ton
Appointed Representative Required Fees
$40 Application fee
$950 Sponsor Fee
$250-350 for Opening number dress by Ashley Lauren
$50-$175 Optional Contests (Actress, Talent, Runway, Fresh Face, etc.…)
$35 for State Production Number outfit for Group Photo and Actress Competition.
$40 Final Show Ticket