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.

 

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, 2018

    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, 2018

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 12, 2017
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 2018
Joelle Leek

Talent Winner: Joelle Leek

 

 

MISS CENTRAL SQUARE APPLE FESTIVAL
MISS ERIE CANAL
MISS CENTRAL NEW YORK

September 23, 2017

Brewerton Speedway
154 US Route 11
Central Square, NY 13036

Website | Facebook

Executive Director
Ellen Ellison Skyes

 

ellen@centralsquareapplefestival.com

Eligibility: Open Statewide

Miss Central Square Apple Festival 2018
Bailee Russell

Miss Erie Canal 2018
Krysta Prehoda

Miss Central New York 2018
Neetu Chandak

 

Talent Winner: Bailee Russell


 

MISS PRIDE OF NEW YORK
 

Date TBD

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

Website | Facebook

Executive Director
Tricia Lyman


tricialyman@yahoo.com

Eligibility:  Open Statewide

Miss Pride of New York 2018
 

Talent Winner: 

MISS QUEENS
MISS BROOKLYN

Date TBD

 

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 2018
 

Miss Brooklyn 2018
 

Talent Winner: 

 

MISS BRONX
MISS MANHATTAN

October 7, 2017

LaGuardia High School

100 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10023

 

 Website | Facebook

Executive Director
Veronica Martin

(917) 570-2685
missbronxorg@gmail.com

Eligibility:   Must live, work or attend school in the 5 boroughs of New York City

Miss Bronx 2018

 

Miss Manhattan 2018
 

Talent Winner:


 


MISS STATEN ISLAND
MISS RICHMOND COUNTY

Date TBD

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 2018
 

Miss Richmond County 2018
 

Talent Winner: 


      

MISS ADIRONDACK
MISS HEART OF NEW YORK

Saturday, October 7, 2017

IHC School
Watertown, NY

Facebook

Director Contact: Leslie Stackel

brat616@msn.com

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

 

Talent Winner:


 

MISS FULTON COUNTY
MISS MONTGOMERY COUNTY

 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

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 2018

Miss Montgomery County 2018
 

Talent Winner: 

 


MISS FINGER LAKES
MISS UPSTATE NEW YORK

January 06, 2018

Local 1000 Union Hall
in Civic Center
Corning, NY

Website

Executive Director
Christopher Keiffer

Chriskeiff@aol.com  

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
 

Talent Winner: 


 

 

MISS BUFFALO
MISS NIAGARA

Date TBD

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 2018
 

Miss Niagara 2018

 

Talent Winner: 

MISS WESTERN NEW YORK

February 18, 2018

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 2018
 

Talent Winner: 


        


MISS EMPIRE ROSE
MISS EMPIRE STAR

Saturday, March 3, 2018
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 2018
 

Miss Empire Star 2018

 

Talent Winner: 

STATE SWEEPER
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
 

jack@missny.org

Eligibility: Open Statewide

Miss County Title 1 2018
Miss County Title 2 2018
Miss County Title 3 2018


Talent Winner: 

 

MISS LIBERTY
MISS EXCELSIOR

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Cortland Interfaith Center
7 Calvert Street
Cortland, N.Y. 13045

jack@missny.org

Eligibility: Miss Liberty (newcomer) and Excelsior (runners-up).

Miss Liberty 2018
 

Miss Excelsior 2018

 

Talent Winner: 

 


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.