Eligibility Requirements

Although additional eligibility rules exist with which contestants must comply, the rules below are designed to assist with determining the eligibility for a contestant to compete in a Miss America’s Outstanding Teen State or Local Competitions, based upon the Age/Education eligibility rules of the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organizations:

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Contestants:
Must be at least thirteen (13) years of age on the first day of the State Competition in which she competes; and
Must not be older than seventeen (18) years of age as of July 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes, unless she is 18 years old and has not graduated from high school as of July 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes.  For the avoidance of doubt, 13 to 17 year old high-school graduates, as well as 18 year old non-graduates as of July 31st, must compete at MAOTeen level.

​Please note, this change is effective for all contestants who will compete in 2023 State Competitions, which includes all Local Competitions that will send titleholders to compete in 2023 State Competitions. If you have any questions, please contact your respective national office.
For further clarification, here are three scenarios:
Contestant A:
Current HS senior (will graduate in June 2023)
Date of Birth:  August 2, 2004 (she will turn 18 AFTER July 31, 2022)
She must compete as a TEEN contestant this year.
Contestant B:
Current HS senior (will graduate in June 2023)
Date of Birth:  April 11, 2004 (she will turn 18 before July 31, 2023)
She must compete as a MISS contestant this year.
Contestant C:
Current HS student (not a senior) who is 18 as of July 31, 2023 but HAS NOT YET GRADUATED from HS, she must compete in TEEN.

Miss Boston’s Teen 2023 Official Results

MBT 2023 - Erica Parks
1st RU  - Emma Gibney


The Miss Boston Scholarship Organization added the teen program in 2015 when the Miss Boston's Outstanding Teen Title was awarded to 17 year old Alexandra Berube.  Alexandra then went on to win the title of Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen 2015 winning Interview and Talent in the process. First runner up Olivia Marques took over the title and made over 60 appearances, Olivia placed 3rd runner up that year at the state pageant. In 2016 our reigning titleholder Brooke Graves placed 1st runner up at the state pageant. In 2017 Carly Fisher won the title of Miss Boston's Outstanding Teen and two months later was crowned Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen, going on to raise over $21,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals wining the National Miracle Maker Award in the process. Lexi Bettencourt took over the title and has been an amazing titleholder!!! In 2018 for the 3rd time in 4 years, Miss Boston's Outstanding Teen went on to win the Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen Title (Jordan St Onge) Leah Jones assumed the title and has been a remarkable role-model. Who will join our family next?

Application Information

Please send an email to board President Claire Johnson Allen at MissBostonOrg.President@gmail.com detailing your intention to compete.

Please do this even if your application has not been completed.

  • Please complete theMiss America Program Registration.  Registration costs $35.00 and is a one-time fee for that Local Competition season. This fee goes directly to the Miss America Scholarship Fund.
  • When registering,  “MAOTeen” will populate in the registration.   Follow the rest of the prompts to complete your registration.
  • Make sure you check the eligibility requirements as detailed in the chart above.
  • Deadline for Application is 2/5/2023 at 11:59PM, no late applications will be accepted. 
  • Candidates will need to prepare the following competition documents and submit with the CONTRACT  by February 5, 2023:
  • Contestants will also need to complete the Candidate Contract and bring along all supporting documents in a folder or envelope to Orientation.
    • ​ Resume
    • Social Impact Initiative Pitch
    • Recent Headshot (at least 1000x1000 pixels)
    • Talent music - mp3 file (if applicable)
  • You must complete the Candidate Contract, Resume, and Platform Templates found below.
  • Tickets will be sold via EventBrite.

Miss Boston’s Teen 2023

Erica Parks

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 fee. www.musicalcreations.com