2016 Miss America Competition Save the Dates!



Tickets to all preliminary and final nights of competition are available on Ticketmaster.com  or toll-free at 1-800-745-3000 

Tuesday, September 8th-10th:

Miss America Preliminary Competitions

Friday, September 11th:

Inaugural Miss America 9/11 Military Tribute Concert & Luncheon at The Claridge Hotel

Tickets are limited so please contact 


to reserve your tickets today.

Miracle Mile & Steel Pier Celebration sponsored by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Join the Miss America Class of 2016 in walking the miracle mile on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Registration information coming soon.

Saturday, September 12th:

Miss America "Show Us Your Shoes" Parade

 on the Atlantic City boardwalk. Purchase tickets for the parade today in our prime viewing area at Boardwalk Hall: 

Parade Ticket Order Form

Sunday, September 13th:

2016 Miss America Competition & 95th Anniversary Celebration. Join us at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for the crowning of Miss America 2016.

Miss America After Party 39 North at The Playground. Join us in celebrating the crowning of Miss America 2016 after the competition!

Tickets & information coming soon. To receive highlights of Miss America 2015's amazing year of service, information on all of this year's contestants and other exclusive articles, pre-order the 2016 Miss America Competition Magazine!

For updates on competition week events and Miss America's journey, join our mailing list here  or visit our website at www.MissAmerica.orgDon't forget to get social! 

The Miss America Class of 2014 Debuts in FL

The Miss America Class of 2014 Debuts In Orlando, Florida
for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition

 The 2014 Miss America Contestants at Walt Disney World® Resorts in Florida

Fifty three amazing and beautiful women gathered in the sunshine state to show their support for the 9th annual Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition!  The calendar was filled with wonderful photo shoots and filming opportunities to showcase our 2014 Miss America contestants who met for the very first time. They will soon meet again for the historic return of the Miss America Competition in Atlantic City airing on Sunday, September 15th live on ABC!

The contestants’ first official event began on Thursday evening on the third night of preliminary competition for MAOTeen. Prior to the Competition, Miss Florida’s State Executive Director, Mary Sullivan and our two very gracious sponsors, David Lang and Carry O’Neal from Regalia Magnificent Apparel, hosted an elegant, private dinner at Maggiano’s. Our contestants had the opportunity to get to know one another while enjoying a dinner of signature Italian family style, prepared especially for them.

Miss America 2014 Contestants at Maggiano's With Hosts David Lang and Carry O'Neal

The Class of 2014 was invited to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resorts on Friday, where they were filmed touring the attractions and enjoying the thrills of the world-famous
park’s most requested rides. They were provided fast passes so they could move quickly through the park and enjoy highlights such as Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more. The contestants had a wonderful time together as they began to build their new friendships.

2014 Miss America Contestants Being Filmed by ABC's 20/20 at Walt Disney World® Resorts in Florida

Finally, Saturday evening, the contestants gathered for an autograph session that was open to the public before the MAO Teen Competition. Immediately following, the contestants witnessed the final night of competition and were incredibly supportive of the young teens who were all shining brightly on stage. The crowning event of the evening was when Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2014 was announced. The title was awarded to a very excited young woman from Florida, Leah Sykes, Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2014.

 The 2014 Miss America Contestants' Autograph Session

Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan with her new sister,
Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2014 Leah Sykes

The Miss America Organization proudly thanks all of our supporters, our sponsors, our state Executive Directors, our contestants and everyone at MAOTeen for making this trip to Orlando so memorable. 

We wish our contestants the very best as they prepare for their historic journey to the 2014 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City next month!


Vote for Miss Idaho 2013!

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Vote for her video and help her be America's choice!


Let The Voting For The 2014 Miss America Competition & America's Choice Begin!

The Miss America Organization is proud to announce that we are once again bringing back the voting aspect for the 2014 Miss America Competition! The votes will determine one contestant as America's Choice and guarantee her spot in the Top 15 Semi-Finalists on Sunday Night!
 The 53 videos will go live August 15th.  Cast your vote via one (1) of the following two (2) methods:
·         Vote for your favorite contestant's video on www.missamerica.org/videocontest<http://www.missamerica.org/videocontest>
·         Visit the “Video Contest” tab at www.facebook.com/missamericaorganization<http://www.facebook.com/missamericaorganization>
There is a limit of one (1) vote per person per contestant, regardless of method of voting. Voting closes at 11:59 pm EST on September 12th. Click here to read Voting Terms and Conditions." <http://missamerica.org/videocontest/#terms>

Win a Trip to Miss America



Entrants to win a chance to attend the Miss America Final Night of Competition
Sunday, September 15, in Atlantic City, NJ, Live on ABC

NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 14, 2013) — Catalina, a division of New York based In Mocean Group and the official swimwear sponsor of the 2014 Miss America Competition has launched the Endless Summer promotional sweepstakes on Catalina’s Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/CatalinaSwimwear. The grand prize winner will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the 2014 Miss America® Competition in Atlantic City, NJ on Sunday, September 15th. The sweepstakes registration has began and ends August 28, at 11:59 PM EDT.

In addition to attending the live competition, the grand prize winner and a guest will receive three nights stay at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, complimentary Catalina® swimwear and a spa treatment at Revel. Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan will also meet the winner, as she helps celebrate the return of the Miss America Competition to Atlantic City. 

Second and third prizes for the sweepstakes include complimentary Catalina® swimwear and American Express® gift cards valued at $200 and $100 to be used anywhere.

Entrants can increase the odds of winning by entering the sweeps once a day every day until August 28th, as well as tweet about the sweeps to receive five bonus entries and refer and enter a friend on Facebook to receive an additional five bonus entries.

The Miss America by Catalina® Collection launched in January 2013 at Walmart, following the return of Catalina as the official swimsuit sponsor of the 2013 Miss America® Competition.

The 2014 Miss America Competition airs live Sunday, September 15, at 9 PM EST on ABC Network.

The 2014 Miss America Preliminary Competition Judges Panel Announced



The 2014 Miss America Preliminary Competition Judges Panel Announced

Judges Panel Will Score the Results for TuesdayWednesday and Thursday Evening for the Competition's Historic Return to Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall

LINWOOD, NJ (August 8, 2013) -The Miss America Organization revealed today the panel of distinguished judges for the 2014 Miss America Preliminary Competition. The diverse group of seven judges features a Miss America; an acclaimed music critic at The Boston Globe; former Executive Vice President of Time, Inc., a celebrity hair stylist, the musical director and conductor of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Lion King, the Vice President of the William Morris Endeavor Talent Agency, and a former Miss Louisiana.

The preliminary judges will gain the first insight into this year’s 53 contestants, joining together to evaluate them for three nights on Tuesday, September 10Wednesday, September 11, andThursday, September 12. Bringing expertise from their individual fields, the panel will assess each contestant’s performance in categories including Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview, and an On-Stage question. A separate celebrity panel will judge the final competition on September 15, during a live broadcast on ABC from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

The preliminary judges include:

Shirley Cothran Barret: This Miss America crowned in 1975 has motivated audiences with her transparent and humorous candor for more than 30 years. After receiving a doctorate degree in education, Barret became an author and professional speaker who serves on boards such as MADD, Texas Speedway Children’s Charity, and her local school board. Using her life experiences, she motivates, encourages and edifies her listeners to examine their present and future destinies.

Richard Dyer: This notable journalist spent 25 years as a critic with The Boston Globe and is a two-time winner of the Deems Taylor/ASCAP Award. He is currently writing a book celebrating the 50 years of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, of which he has been a member of the jury since 2001. Dyer is a former Briggs-Copeland lecturer at Harvard University and has also written for many music publications, including Opera NewsHigh FidelityMusical Americanand The Nation.

Stephanie George: George is the former Executive Vice President of Time Inc. and the former President of In StyleReal Simple, Essence and The Parenting Group. She has served as President for Women’s Wear Daily Media Worldwide, as well as Executive Vice President of Fairchild Publications. George serves on the boards of MPA, Burberry and the Lincoln Center. In 2009, the USO named her “Woman of the Year.”

Oscar James: This Emmy Award-winning celebrity hair stylist maintains a loyal client list of supermodels and entertainers all over the world. He has styled celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Halle Berry, Former Miss America 1984 Vanessa Williams, and Beyoncé. His work can be seen on the pages of Vogue, Glamour, EssenceIn Style and Cosmopolitan.

Karl Jurman: Jurman is the musical director and conductor of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Lion King, currently celebrating its 15th year on Broadway. Jurman served as Music Supervisor International (London & Australian companies) of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as well as Conductor on Broadway. Previous Broadway conducting assignments include Guys and DollsThe Will Rodgers Follies and Into the Woods. Karl has played piano for over 20 Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals. He is married to former Miss New Jersey and 2nd runner-up to Miss America Mary D’Arcy.

Cori Wellins: Wellins is a WME partner and television literary agent. She represents a broad array of producers, writers, show runners, and talent in both the scripted and non-scripted space. Wellins’ clients include Rob Bowman (Castle), Christina Boylan (Once Upon a Time), Steve Holland (The Big Bang Theory), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), former National Lampoon writer Steve Hely (The Office), Matt Warburton (The Mindy Project), Alan Yang (Parks & Recreation), The View co-host Jenny McCarthy, and many others. Wellins began her entertainment career as an actress, appearing in films including Arachnophobia. In 1995, she joined the William Morris Agency and currently heads the agency’s television literary department.

Nita Whitaker: This former Miss Louisiana and Hall of Fame Star Search Grand Champion Winner is an accomplished singer in clubs and arenas, as well as television and movies.  She has been the guest performer at The Freedom Awards honoring Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton and actress Ruby Dee, sang duets with Andrea Bocelli during a Winter Tour, and has performed with Josh Groban, Michael Buble and Chris Botti. She has also shared the stage withBarbra Streisand, Faith Hill, Celine Dion, Richard Marx, Stevie Wonder and Yolanda Adams. Whitaker has penned a book titled Finding My Voice: My Journey through Grief to Grace.

For photos of the preliminary judges or for more information on the 2014 Miss America Competition, please visit missamerica.org.

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