Join the Miss New York Organization
You are an intelligent young woman.
You have talent. You have a voice.
You belong in the Miss New York Organization.
To participate in the Miss New York program, you must be:
- You are a citizen of the United States
- You live, work or attend school full time in New York State and have done so for at least 6 months prior to competing
- You are willing to perform the responsibilities associated with your title
- You are in reasonably good health
- You meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization
- You will be at least 17 years old by the date of my first competition
- You will not be older than 24 by December 31st, 2018
under 17? Check out the Teen program
- You are female, never married and never have had children
- You are a high school graduate, or have successfully completed G.E.D. testing, by July 1st, 2018
To compete at the Miss New York state finals, you must win a local title. Each local is independently managed and operated, with varying expectations of it's competitors and representatives. Our local titleholders serve as ambassadors to their local community.
See the list below for eligibility rules to determine if you qualify to compete. Contact them to learn more.
MISS THOUSAND ISLANDS
August 12, 2017
Clayton Opera House
403 Riverside Drive
Clayton, NY 13624
Eligibility: Must live, work or attend school full-time in the state of New York and be willing to travel to the Thousand Island region for frequent appearance in Watertown throughout the year.
Miss Thousand Island 2018
MISS STATEN ISLAND
MISS RICHMOND COUNTY
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Eligibility: Must live, work or attend school full-time in Staten Island
Miss Staten Island 2018
Miss Richmond County 2018
MISS HEART OF NEW YORK
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Director Contact: Leslie Stackel
Eligibility: Adirondack: The Adirondack region
Heart of New York: Open Statewide except for the 5 NYC boroughs.
Miss Adirondack 2018
Miss Heart of New York 2018
MISS FULTON COUNTY
MISS MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Gloversville Middle School
234 Lincoln Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
Jen Bacon Wojeski
Eligibility: Must live, work or attend school full-time in Fulton County or Montgomery County only.
Miss Fulton County 2018
Miss Montgomery County 2018
MISS FINGER LAKES
MISS UPSTATE NEW YORK
January 06, 2018
Local 1000 Union Hall
in Civic Center
Eligibility: Miss Finger Lakes is open statewide except for Long Island and the 5 boroughs of New York City
Miss Finger Lakes 2018
Miss Upstate New York 2018
67 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY
Eligibility: Miss Buffalo must reside within one of the following ten (10) counties during the entire year of her reign: Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Orleans, Livingston, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany.
Miss Buffalo 2018
Miss Niagara 2018
MISS WESTERN NEW YORK
February 18, 2018
2 East Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094
Eligibility: 17 western counties in New York State; Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.
Miss Western New York 2018
MISS EMPIRE ROSE
MISS EMPIRE STAR
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Eligibility, Empire Rose: Must live, work or be a full-time student in Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan ,Delaware, Columbia, Greene, Broome, Chenango, Madison, Oneida, Lewis, Otsego, Schoharie, Albany, Renesselaer, Schenectady, Washington, Saratoga, Warren, Hamilton, Herkimer, Fulton, Montgomery, or Essex County
Eligibility, Empire Star: Open Statewide
Miss Empire Rose 2018
Miss Empire Star 2018
MISS COUNTY TITLE 1
MISS COUNTY TITLE 2
MISS COUNTY TITLE 3
March 10, 2018
Cortland Interfaith Center
7 Calvert Street
Cortland, N.Y. 13045
Eligibility: Open Statewide
Miss County Title 1 2018
Miss County Title 2 2018
Miss County Title 3 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Cortland Interfaith Center
7 Calvert Street
Cortland, N.Y. 13045
Eligibility: Miss Liberty (newcomer) and Excelsior (runners-up).
Miss Liberty 2018
Miss Excelsior 2018
How it Works: State Competition
All women participating in the Miss New York Organization must take part in the Miss New York State competition. Your job is not to win, but to represent yourself to the best of your ability. Each woman will compete in the following categories:
Individual 10-minute interview with our panel of judges. There are typically 5 to 7 judges on a panel. Contestants are questioned on their background, educational and career goals, opinions on current events, social issues and pop culture, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities. Contestants are judged on communication skills, the ability to convey her opinion, personality and confidence. (25% total score)
The Scoop: From college to career, interviewing to express why you are a worthy candidate for a position is a skill every woman should sharpen. We're looking to see how capable you are of communicating about yourself, since communication is a major part of the job of Miss New York.
A 90-second routine of your own choosing. From vocal performance to ventriloquism, any solo act that demonstrates your ability to captivate an audience. Judges will look for a combination of skill, excitement and entertainment value. (30% total score)
The Scoop: Artistic ability takes discipline and dedication. Both skills are vital to any woman's professional life. Performance also lets us see your ability to express yourself in a heightened form. Expression and communication are key skills for any Miss New York.
Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimwear
Miss America began as a swimsuit contest on the Atlantic City Board Walk. Today, we use this phase of competition to evaluate your physical health and confidence. (10% total score)
The Scoop: There's nothing scarier than walking in a bikini and stilettos in front of a crowd. We're looking for women who have the discipline and dedication to master their body, but also the ability to handle a high stress situation with energy and fearlessness.
Briefly model a formal gown of your choosing. Contestants are judged on their sense of style, elegance, and the overall sense of joy they bring to their beauty. (15% total score)
The Scoop: Just like any professional, Miss New York will be representing her entire organization every time she steps out. Show us you have good taste and can select style that brings out your best attributes. Then, make us forget the dress as we become captivated by the woman wearing it.
Contestants will be asked to answer a brief question relating to current events, the organization, or herself. Communication skills and comfort under pressure are evaluated. (20% total score)
The Scoop: Successful people are always hounded by the press. Slip ups can cost companies millions. Show us you can be a strong representative of yourself and our program during unexpected situations.