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
A contestant shall not be less than eighteen (18) years of age and a graduating high school senior on the date of the commencement of the State Competition in which she competes, nor more than twenty-five (25) years of age on December 31st in the calendar year in which she will compete in the National Competition.
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 11, 2018
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 2019
MISS CENTRAL SQUARE APPLE FESTIVAL
154 US Route 11
Central Square, NY 13036
Website | Facebook
Executive Director-Miss Central Square
Ellen Ellison Skyes
Eligibility: Open Statewide
Miss Central Square Apple Festival 2019
Website | Facebook
Eligibility: Must live, work or attend school in the 5 boroughs of New York City
Miss Bronx 2019
Miss Manhattan 2019
MISS STATEN ISLAND
MISS RICHMOND COUNTY
Sunday November 18, 2018
Eligibility: Must live, work or attend school full-time in Staten Island
Miss Staten Island 2019
Miss Richmond County 2019
MISS HEART OF NEW YORK
Saturday September 22, 2018
Copenhagen Central School
3020 Mechanic St, Copenhagen, New York 13626
Eligibility: Adirondack: The Adirondack region
Heart of New York: Open Statewide except for the 5 NYC boroughs.
Miss Adirondack 2019
Miss Heart of New York 2019
MISS FULTON COUNTY
MISS MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Saturday January 19, 2019
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 2019
Miss Montgomery County 2019
MISS FINGER LAKES
MISS UPSTATE NEW YORK
Saturday January 26, 2019
Local 1000 Union Hall
100 Nasser Civic Center Plz
Corning, NY 14830
Eligibility: Miss Finger Lakes / Miss Upstate New York is open statewide except for Long Island and the 5 boroughs of New York City
Miss Finger Lakes 2019
Miss Upstate New York 2019
Saturday January 12, 2019
Shea's 710 Theatre
710 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
Eligibility: Miss Buffalo must live, work or attend school full-time in the Western New York Region of New York, which includes Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Monroe and Livingston Counties, and must be willing to travel to the Buffalo region for appearances throughout the year.
Miss Buffalo 2019
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.