Additional Contestant Requirements:

  • All contestants must raise a minimum of $100 for the Children's Miracle Network register at
Benefits of competing for Miss Boston:

​​Earn Scholarships
Many young women like you are looking for a way to pay for their college education. The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading  achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. This assistance is not just for the handful of young  women who become Miss America, but is available to the over 12,000 young women who compete in the state and local competitions as well.

Make A Difference
Our program provides a forum for raising awareness and affecting change for social issues that are important to you. In addition, The Children's Miracle Network is the official national platform of the Miss America Organization. As a contestant you must work with this organization and help in the  effort of raising funds for CMN. Please visit to register today!

Gain Experience
Whatever your career or academic goals, the skills you’ll acquire through the Miss America Organization will help ready you for real world challenges.

Create Opportunities
Showcase your recognized for your knowledge and influential people.

Step 4: Complete your fundraising requirements for Children's Miracle Network. Please visit www.missamerica4kids.orgto register, setup your page and start fundraising. Please make sure you select pageant year "2020" as CMN operates under the year of the next Miss America.

Step 5: Attend mandatory pageant orientation, 2/1 from 9-11:30 LOCATION TBD

Step 6: Sell 10 tickets to the competition, link to be available by 1/1/2020

Step 7: Attempt to sell one ad for the program book.

Follow these steps to become the next Miss Boston/Cambridge

Applications are OPEN NOW.

Step 1: Complete the form HERE or at the top of the page labled APPLY NOW.
Step 2: Contestants will need to prepare the following competition documents and submit with the application :

  •  Contestant Resume (click here for instructions, template & sample)         
  •  Platform (Community Service) Essay (click here for instructions, template & sample)    
  •  Recent Headshot (at least 1000x1000 pixels)
  •  Talent music - mp3 file

Step 3: Contestants will also need to complete the Contestant Contract and bring along all supporting documents in a folder or envelope to orientation.


Touch the hearts and the lives of young women across the Commonwealth and help provide a direction for their future

Pageant Phases of Competition:
 Competitions are scored on a scale of 1 through 10 using whole numbers only.

  • Interview – 25%
    • Suggested wardrobe: a simple dress or pantsuit that would be appropriate  for a job interview.
  • Talent – 40% (Talent must not exceed 90 seconds)
    • Suggested wardrobe: An outfit that represents your talent and that you feel comfortable performing in.
  • Evening Wear/Social Impact Statement – 15%
    • Suggested wardrobe: A formal outfit of your choosing that makes you feel beautiful and that you can comfortably walk in. You will recite your social impact statement live on the microphone​
  • On-Stage Question – 20%
    • You will wear your a simple outfit that will fit our theme, it may be your interview outfit, etc.  You will be given ample opportunity to prepare.
    • On-Stage Questions will be based on your personal platform statement
Preparation Tip:

​​Talent Music Accompaniment Information!
Remember you must keep your talent at 90 seconds or less. We highly recommend that you utilize a professional background accompaniment track  rather than attempting to "cut and paste." This is especially important for vocalists. You should search the music catalog companies for pre-cut musical  accompaniment tapes. There are excellent music companies that cater to talent and pageant competitions, producing popular songs at 90 seconds. We have included their web links below. Make sure you order the correct time as the companies have both original tracks and edited versions down to the 90 seconds. They are very economical and can change the key to accommodate your vocal range. Make sure that you ask the Local Director what format  you should submit for your music. Musical Creations also allows for MP3 files to be downloaded off their  site for an economical /

Miss Boston/Cambridge Competition

Applications for the 2020 Miss Boston/Cambridge Competition are now CLOSED!!!

Potential contestants please read through this page in its entirety making note of the eligibility requirements and important dates. We are early in the planning process, so some information will be listed as TBD, updates will be provided ASAP. Right now competition time is still be determined as well as the date, time & location of mandatory contestant orientation.

The Miss Boston Scholarship Organization is seeking our next titleholders! 

Becoming Miss Boston or Miss Cambridge is a prestigious and once-in-a-lifetime experience. We welcome returning contestants as well as new young ladies interested in scholarship and community service opportunities. Our program has a legacy of success in the community as well as at the Miss Massachusetts pageant. As we move into our 10th season under this leadership team we celebrate 15 young women who have held one of those titles.

Competitive highlights include:

​Miss Boston 2011 Sara Carlisle- Miracle Maker Scholarship

Miss Boston 2013 Morgan Berg- Top 10

Miss Cambridge 2013 Carrie Sunde- Top 10

Miss Boston 2014 Meagan Fuller- 3rd Runner Up, Won Miss Massachusetts in 2015

Miss Cambridge 2014 Michelle Nigro- Top 11 & People's Choice

Miss Cambridge 2015 Samantha Hawkins- Preliminary Talent Winner 2nd Runner Up

Miss Boston 2016 Maggie Markham- Top 11

Miss Cambridge 2016 Alissa Musto- Preliminary Talent Winner, Miss America Service Award

Winner Miss Massachusetts 2016

Top 15 Semifinalist at Miss America 2017

Miss Brookline 2017 (title retired) Summer Foley 1st Runner up-Preliminary Swimsuit Winner

Miss Cambridge 2017 Emily Thomas- 2nd Runner Up-MAO Scholarship Winner

Miss Boston 2017 Gabriela Taveras- Top 11-Preliminary Swimsuit Winner

Winner Miss Massachusetts 2018

4th Runner up to Miss America

Preliminary Interview & Onstage Interview Winner

STEM Scholarship Winner

People's Choice

Miss Boston 2018 Madison Cota-Top 12

Miss Cambridge 2019 Chelsea Vuong-Top 11

Miss Boston 2019 Molly Caron-1st Runner up

 If you are interested in becoming the NEXT Miss Boston/Cambridge, please see the eligibility information below:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 but no older than 25 as of December 31, 2020.
  • Single, never been married, without children.
  • Live, work full time, or attend school full time in Massachusetts (if using residency, must have lived in Massachusetts for 6 months as of 2/25/2018)
  • Be at least a high school senior expected to graduate by June 30, 2020
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the Miss Boston Scholarship Organization should you win one of the titles.
  • The candidates must be available to serve from crowning in February until February of the following year. Each will also compete in the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant in June. As the Miss Boston Scholarship Organization supports education, every effort will be made to accommodate their school schedule.

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