Become a Candidate

Each year, thousands of young women participate at the local, state and national levels, culminating in the selection of 51 national finalists who compete for the titles of Miss America and Miss America's Outstanding Teen.

One of them could be you!

Why enter? Because you can…

  • Gain valuable experience and develop life and career skills. 

  • Earn quality scholarship funds for college and graduate school, regardless of whether a title is won.

  • Find new interests and discover new opportunities.

  • Make lifelong friendships and relationships.

  • Learn to set goals, follow them through, and exceed your expectations.

  • Develop a sense of responsibility for helping others.

  • Foster a positive, self-motivated mindset to achieve your goals.

  • Receive recognition for your efforts in bettering yourself and your community.

Want to become the next

Miss Roanoke Valley?

Learn more about each age category by selecting below.


Have a question? Interested in competing?

Miss Roanoke Valley Organization

A local preliminary to Miss Virginia and Miss America.

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Miss Roanoke Valley Organization

(Roanoke Scholarship Pageants)

PO Box 4496

Roanoke, VA 24015

© 2020 by Miss Roanoke Valley Organization. Photography by Rick Myers and John Herzog.