Join the Miss New York Sisterhood

You are an intelligent young woman.
You have talent. You want to be heard.
You belong in the Miss New York Organization.

 

Eligibility

To participate in the Miss New York program, you must be: 

Residency  

  • 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

Character

  • 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

Age

  • 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, 2017

    under 17? Check out the Teen program

Additional

  • 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, 2017

Become a part of the Miss New York organization and compete for scholarships while serving as an advocate for change in your community.
 

Start Locally

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 13, 2016
Clayton Opera House
403 Riverside Drive
Clayton, NY 13624

 

Website | Facebook
Co-Executive Directors
Sue Pilon
Shelby Cohen 

thequeenmom@verizon.net

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 2017
Olivia Grant

Talent Winner: Olivia Grant

 

MISS QUEENS
MISS BROOKLYN

September 17, 2016

Brooklyn Music School
126 St. Felix Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
 

Website | Facebook

Executive Director
Shekinah Monee

MissQueensOrg@gmail.com 

MissBrookOrg@gmail.com

Eligibility: Must live, work or attend school full-time in the five boroughs of  New York City and Long Island.

Miss Queens 2017
Mackenzie Perpich

Miss Brooklyn 2017
Brittney Hollingsworth

Talent Winner: Mackenzie Perpich


 

MISS COPPER CITY
MISS REVERE

August 21, 2016

VFW
315 N Washington St.
Rome, NY 13440

Facebook I Website

Executive Director
Felicia Maret

misscoppercityny@gmail.com

Eligibility:   Open to the entire state however must live, work or attend school full-time in the state of New York.

Miss Copper City 2017
Lauren Molella

Miss Revere 2017
Amanda Abdagic

Talent Winner: Amanda Abdagic

 

MISS PRIDE OF NEW YORK
MISS METROPOLITAN
MISS LIBERTY

September 25, 2016

Center for the Arts of Homer
72 South Main Street
Homer, NY 13077

Website | Facebook

Co-Executive Directors
Melissa Moreland Campos
Tricia Lyman

mjcampos80@gmail.com

Eligibility:  All three titles are open statewide. Must be willing to travel to the Syracuse area for approximately six appearance opportunities throughout the year. 

Miss Pride of New York 2017
Cedar Chambers

Miss Metropolitan 2017
Alexina Federhen

Miss Liberty 2017
Nina Zesky

Talent Winner: Nina Zesky

MISS CENTRAL NEW YORK
MISS SENECA FALLS

September 4, 2016

Interfaith Center, SUNY Cortland
7 Calvert Street
Cortland, New York 13045

 

misscentralny@outlook.com

Eligibility:  Open statewide

Miss Central New York 2017
Meghan Sinisi

Miss Seneca Falls 2017
Neetu Chandak

Talent Winner: Neetu Chandak

 

 

MISS MOHAWK VALLEY

October 15, 2016, 7pm

GFWC Century Club
130 Guy Park Ave
Amsterdam, NY 12010

 Website | Facebook

CO-Executive Directors
Maxine Gasser
Courtney Sheridan

mlgasser3@gmail.com

Eligibility:   Must live, work or attend school in one of the following counties only: Oneida, Albany, Chenango, Cortand, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Onondaga, Otsego, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, or Tompkins.

Miss Mohawk Valley 2017
Madison Manuel

Talent Winner: Madison Manuel


 


MISS STATEN ISLAND
MISS RICHMOND COUNTY

November 6, 2016 at 2pm

College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314

Website | Facebook 

Executive Director
Jim Smith

MissSIpageant@aol.com 

Eligibility:  Must live, work or attend school full-time in Staten Island

Miss Staten Island 2017
Allison DeLuca

Miss Richmond County 2017
Ashley Marie Davis

Talent Winner: Allison DeLuca


      

MISS GREATER NYC
MISS MANHATTAN
MISS COSMOPOLITAN

November 12, 2016, 5pm

JKO High School
120 W 46th Street
New York, New York 10036

Website | Facebook

Executive Director
Ashley Cranston

director@missgreaternyc.org

Eligibility: Greater NYC and Manhattan are open to the 5 Boroughs, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley (Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Rockland Counties). Cosmopolitan is open state-wide.

Miss Greater NYC 2017
Stephanie Meadowcroft

Miss Manhattan 2017
Rose Bolella

Miss Cosmopolitan 2017
Emma Silen

Talent Winner: Stephanie Meadowcroft


 

MISS FULTON COUNTY
 

January 14, 2017 at 7pm

Gloversville Middle School
234 Lincoln Street
Gloversville, NY 12078

Website | Facebook

Co-Executive Directors
Jessica Fielding
Jen Bacon Wojeski

fielding250@gmail.com 

Eligibility:   Must live, work or attend school full-time in Fulton County or Montgomery County only.

Miss Fulton County 2017
Heather Graves

Talent Winner: Tristen Satterlee

 


MISS FINGER LAKES
MISS UPSTATE NEW YORK

January 28, 2017

Local 1000 Union Hall
in Civic Center
Corning, NY

Website

Executive Director
Christopher Keiffer

Chriskeiff@aol.com  

Eligibility:   Open statewide

Miss Finger Lakes 2017
Cassie Paradise

Miss Upstate New York 2017
Baylee Simpson

Talent Winner: Baylee Simpson


 

 

MISS COLONIAL
MISS SOUTHERN TIER
MISS MONTGOMERY COUNTY

January 29, 2017

Local 1000 Union Hall
in Civic Center
Corning, NY

 Facebook

 

Eligibility:

Miss Colonial - Open to newcomers statewide, contestants who have never competed at a Miss pageant at the state level. 

Miss Southern Tier - Open statewide

Miss Montgomery County - Open to those who reside, work, or attend school in Fulton or Montgomery County.

 

Miss Colonial 2017
Melissa Calato

Miss Southern Tier 2017
Brianna Lockwood

Miss Montgomery County 2017
Victoria Opalka

Talent Winner: Melissa Calato

MISS WESTERN NEW YORK

February 19, 2017

Palace Theatre
2 East Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094

 Facebook

Executive Director
Michael LaRocca

misswnyamerica@gmail.com

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 2017
Gabrielle Walter

Talent Winner: Gabrielle Walter


        


MISS EMPIRE ROSE
MISS EMPIRE STAR

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Albany, NY

Executive Director
Janet Murphy

missempireroseandstar@gmail.com

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 2017
Lexi Swatt

Miss Empire Star 2017
Rahmeka Cox
 

Talent Winner: Christa Steiner

MISS BUFFALO
MISS NIAGARA

March 5, 2017, 4pm

Riviera Theatre
67 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY 

Website | Facebook

Executive Director
Michael Terragnoli

 

michaeljohnteacher@gmail.com or

mterragnoli@missbuffalony.org

 

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 2017
EmmaLee Stawicki

Miss Niagara 2017
Bridget Avery
 

Talent Winner: Bridget Avery

 

MISS ADIRONDACK
MISS HEART OF NEW YORK

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2pm

Watertown Elk's Lodge
728 Bradley Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Facebook

Director Contact: Leslie Stackel

brat616@msn.com

Eligibility: Open statewide, CMN obligation is satisfied and resume and platform statement are submitted.

Miss Adirondack 2017
Kathryn Beagle

Miss Heart of New York 2017
Shereen Pimentel
 

Talent Winner: Shereen Pimentel

 


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:

Private Interview

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.

Talent

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.

 

Evening Wear

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.

On-Stage Question

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.