The 2014 Miss America Competition Returns toAtlantic City, New JerseyLive from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on ABC,Sunday, September 15thDear State Executive Directors:It is our pleasure to announce the dates for the 2014 Miss America Competition! We will once again return to our pageant’s home in Atlantic City, New Jersey.The three nights of preliminaries will take place in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on September 10, 11 and 12 with the final broadcast live on ABC Sunday, September 15!This historic return to Atlantic City will be a monumental event complete with our much anticipated Miss America “Show Us Your Shoes Parade” on Saturday, September 14.Currently, we are working with the tourism groups in Atlantic City to create special discounted room rates for our Miss America family and we will announce it shortly on a first come/ first serve basis once that has been finalized.In addition, ticket forms for priority seating and discounted season tickets for our Miss America State Organizations and contestant’s families and friends will be made available in the coming months. The general public on-sale date will be announced at a later time.This office will continue to support the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando in August. Even though the two national competitions are very close it is important that the entire country continue to support them. Although we do not know at this moment if there will be a requirement for your state titleholder to attend, we certainly hope you will send them to support their little sisters. It is anticipated that Tall Pony Productions will once again attend to update the 2014 National Contestants concerning Atlantic City. As in prior years, State Executive Director attendance is encouraged, however it is optional.The details for the National Contestants official arrival day in Atlantic City are still being considered and you will be notified as soon as everything is confirmed.We are so excited to share the announcement with you and sincerely thank you for your help and your continued support. As you now prepare for your State Pageants this summer, we wish you continued success and look forward to creating an incredible new era in our organization's history as we return to our birthplace, Atlantic City, New Jersey this September live on ABC!Sincerely,
Art McMaster Sam Haskell, III
President & CEO
Chairman of the Board
February 14, 2013
We are so very proud to share our excitement with you as we announce the return of the Miss America Pageant to her home in Atlantic City this September, 2013!
This monumental news will be officially announced today in Atlantic City, New Jersey along with state and local officials who are delivering this historic announcement. The Miss America Organization has reached an agreement to bring our beloved tradition back to its home where it first began on the sandy beach of Atlantic City in 1921.
"We are so thrilled to bring Miss America back to her home in Atlantic City. Throughout the decades, Miss America has evolved into an incredible organization because of your efforts and those of your volunteers who have remained committed to supporting our organization which enables over 12,000 young women every year to enter and participate in this outstanding scholarship program. Today, Miss America remains an iconic symbol and our roots have always been connected to our history in Atlantic City. This proud heritage, so rich in history is now our future as we prepare for the most exciting television event ever for Miss America with the support of your organization and our network partner, ABC. We will also be announcing a new 3 year deal with our network broadcast partner, ABC! The return to Atlantic City will allow us to showcase our beloved Miss America event in the destination where it all began," stated Sam Haskell, III.
Art McMaster added, "We are truly grateful to the Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie and the Lt. Governor, Kim Guadagno who along with the local agencies in Atlantic City came together to create a mutually beneficial partnership to welcome Miss America back. This is a monumental milestone for our organization to return to the Jersey shore and prepare for the next chapter in our organization’s history. As we depart Las Vegas, we sincerely thank our friends at Planet Hollywood who have hosted us for the last eight years. In addition, we thank the City of Las Vegas, who has helped us achieve the best television ratings in eight years. As we now look to the future and bring Miss America home...we are excited to begin a new era with Atlantic City and our beloved tradition."
We realize you will have many questions and we will look forward to answering them in the weeks ahead as we finalize the details and exact date for September. The agreement reached, is a multi-year agreement to bring the pageant back after an eight year absence in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Our award winning television producer, Anthony Eaton and his company, Tall Pony Productions who have produced the live event in Las Vegas for the last six years, will produce this memorable homecoming event for ABC live in Atlantic City!
As we begin to prepare for this incredible event, we know we can count on your support to make this move a successful one. Although two pageants in one year may be a challenge, we are confident that as a family we can all work together to create one of the most memorable events in our pageant’s history.
We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to you for your continued support.
Sam Haskell, III
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board
President / CEO