The Bismarck-Mandan Scholarship Pageant encompasses both Teen and Miss competitions. In 2013 we added the Miss America Princess Program for girls ages 5 to 12 to partake in all areas of competition. Each participating princess receives a crown to highlight her self-confidence.
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The young ladies who win a Bismarck-Mandan Teen title are eligible to compete for the title of Miss North Dakota’s Outstanding Teen held in Williston each June. Whoever wins the state title goes on to represent our North Dakota at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant held in Orlando.
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The women who win a Bismarck-Mandan Miss title are eligible to compete for the title of Miss North Dakota at the state pageant held in Williston each June. Whoever wins the state title will represent North Dakota at the prestigious Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.
Talent is a hallmark feature of the Miss America Organization. Princesses, Teens, and Miss all have the chance to perform for 90 seconds. The type of talents performed are diverse: dance, singing, instrument playing, monologues, comedy routines, demonstrations. This area of competition accounts for 35 percent of the overall score.
Prior to competition all contestants will have a press conference-style Private Interview with a panel of five judges. Princess interviews are 3 minutes, teen interviews are 8, and Miss interviews are 10. The private interview accounts for 25 percent of the overall score.
For the Evening Gown competition, Princesses model a party dress that is reflective of their age. Teen and Miss contestants compete by modeling an evening gown that reflects their age and shows their style, grace, and presence. This area of competition accounts for 20 percent of the overall Teen and Miss scores.
Princesses and Teen contestants compete in Lifestyle & Fitness (wearing black capris, a colored take top, & sneakers) while Miss contestants compete in Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimsuit to showcase a healthy lifestyle. This area of competition is worth 10 percent of the overall score for the Teen division and 15 percent for the Miss division.
All contestants compete in the On-Stage Question portion of the pageant; each contestant is asked two questions to give them the opportunity to demonstrate their public speaking skills. Five percent of this area accounts for Miss contestant scoring; this area of competition is factored in with Evening Gown scoring for Teens.