Judging Criteria

Nationals will be held at the Sheraton Spirngfield Monarch Place on July 31-August 2, 2020!

We will award 6 prestigious National Titles:

  • Sweetheart of American Women - Ages 19-25, unmarried 

  • Ms. American Woman of Service - Ages 26-37, any marital status

  • Mrs.  American Woman of Service -Age 19+, Married, with or without children

  • Elite American Woman of Service - Ages 38-49, any marital status

  • Classic American Woman of Service - Ages 50+, any marital status

  •  Ambassador of American Women

Each Delegate will compete in 4 areas of competition for the divisional titles.

  • Personal Interview - A panel style interview, designed to allow the judges to better get to know the delegates. This phase of competition will account for 40% of the overall score.

  • Out on the Town Fashion - Delegates are asked to select an outfit that best exudes their personality that they would wear "Out on the Town".  Judges will be looking for overall confidence and  how the outfit compliments the delegate. This phase of competition will account for 20% of the overall score.

  • Evening Gown - Delegates are asked to select a full-length evening gown of choice and to answer an onstage question. Questions will be selected by the judges from questions asked during interview. Evening gown will be scored on question response, poise and overall confidence. This phase of competition will account for 30% of the overall score.

  • Optional Competitions - Delegates are asked to enter at least one optional competition that will account for 10% of the overall score. Delegates may wish to participate in multiple/all optional competitions which will result in the highest optional score incorporated into the overall score.

    • Photogenic: Delegates submit one 8x10 photo or photo collage of up to 3 images to be reviewed by the judges panel.

    • Role Model: Delegates submit a community service portfolio containing images, community service hour log, letters of recommendation and/or description of leadership roles for review by the judges panel.

    • Personal Platform Presentation: Delegates submit a creative video no longer than 2 minutes about their personal platform for review by the judges panel.

    • Positive Pageantry Writing: Delegates submit an essay style writing between 500 and 1000 words about positive pageantry (any area or relation to) for review by the judges.

    • Non-performance Talent: Delegates submit evidence of their talent via photographs or video for review by the judges.

    • Talent: Delegates may perform a 2 minute talent on stage for the judges.

    • Americana Theme Wear: Delegates may choose to model an "Americana" themed outfit for the judges on stage.

    • Fitness Wear: Delegates choose a fitness outfit that best compliments them and projects their confidence. Delegates will walk the stage and present a 15 second speech of how fitness, confidence and beauty relate to them.

    • Speech: Delegates will present a 2 minute speech of choice to the judges live during the optional competition.

  • Married delegates may choose to compete in the Mrs. division and/or their respective age division for an additional fee.

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