Candidates in the Miss Kansas Organization, at both the state and local level, gain experience through participation in interviews, talent performances, public speaking, promoting individual social impact initiatives and social/digital media interaction. Cash and in-kind educational scholarships are available to all young women who advance to the state competition.

 To become a Miss Kansas candidate, you must enter and win a local competition. Local Competitions are held throughout Kansas.  Once you win a local title you qualify to advance to the Miss Kansas Competition held each year in June in Pratt, Kansas.  Click here to find a local competition.

Phases of Competition*

  • Personal Interview with Judges
  • Red Carpet (Evening Wear)
  • Onstage Interview
  • Talent Competition
  • Social Impact Pitch

Age and Residency Requirements*

  • Must be at least nineteen (19) years of age on December 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes;
  • Must not be older than twenty-six (26) years of age as of December 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes
  • For the avoidance of doubt, Candidate cannot turn twenty-seven (27) years of age at any time during the calendar year in which she could compete at the State Competition. (Calendar Year defined as January 1st through December 31st).
  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Must be a bona fide resident of Kansas or a full-time student physically attending an accredited college or university located within Kansas or is employed and working full-time.

Additional Requirements

  • Complete paperwork requirements and participate in fundraising.  Click here to find the required documents.
  • Meet character criteria set forth by the Miss America Organization.
  • Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities as set forth by the local and state competitions in which you compete.


*Both the phases of competition and age and residency requirements are subject to change



Watch Taylor Clark Miss Kansas 2021 provide step-by-step instructions on how to compete in a Miss Kansas local competition.


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