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Are You Ready To Compete?

In order to be eligible to compete on November 4, 2017 for the 2018 Miss Contra Costa County or Miss Contra Costa County's Outstanding Teen all entrants must live, work or attend school in Contra Costa County or Alameda County and must also meet the below guidelines.

For the 2018 Miss Greater Bay Area title it is open to the entire state of California but you must adhere to the other eligibility rules.

There are no height, weight, size guidelines to compete. All eligible contestants are encouraged to compete. 

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Step 1: Check Your Eligibility

It is imperative that you carefully review each of the eligibility requirements.  
Should you have a question please contact us directly.

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Step 2: Review the Phases of Competition

Miss compete in 5 phases of competition during the local, state, and national programs.  See the phases listed in detail below.

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Step 3: Fill out the Contestant Interest Form

Still interested? Click on the link below and fill out the Contra Costa County Interest Form and get set up for competing this coming November!

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Miss Phases


Miss Phases


Personal Interview

25% of Total Score

Each contestant participates in an individual 10-minute press conference-style interview with our panel of judges. There are typically 6 judges on a panel. Contestants are questioned on their background as presented on their fact sheet, their educational and career goals, their opinions on current events and social issues, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities. Scoring is based on overall first impression, validated opinions and responses in context, poise, personal appearance and attractiveness, personality, intelligence, style, emotional control, speech, vocabulary, grammar, ability to have a confident and commanding presence; knowledge, understanding, and ability to articulate her platform issue, sense of accomplishment, ability to fulfill job responsibilities of Miss Contra Costa County/Miss California, and whether the contestant has the qualities and attributes of a Miss America.


Talent

30% of Total Score

Contestants perform a 90-second routine of their own choosing. Some possible talents include all types of singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedy monologues, baton twirling and ventriloquism. Other talents that can be performed solo on a stage are also possible. Phone or e-mail us if you have a question about your talent presentation. Scoring is based on contestant's talent selection and performance as it distinguishes both her skills and personality, interpretive ability, technical skill level (execution, technique, synchronization, control), stage presence and the totality of all elements (including costume, props, voice, use of body, and choreography).


Onstage Question

20% of Total Score

The On-Stage Interview phase of competition is comprised of questions of a general nature and wil be neither platform-related nor something taken from the private interview. The objective is to evaluate the contestant's ability to think on her feet and answer a question of general interest to people her age, including but not limited to local, state, and national current events. Scoring is based on overall first impression and the judges should ask themselves: 1. Did the contestant answer the question in the context in which it was asked? 2. Can she handle the pressure of speaking on stage in front of an audience? 3. Will young people see her as a role model who is reflective of today's generation?2

 


 10% of Total Score

Each contestant briefly appears on stage in a one- or two-piece swimsuit and footwear of her own choosing. The Executive Director of the pageant must approve swimsuits prior to competition. Scoring is based on overall first impression, statement of strong physical fitness and health, sense of attractiveness and presence; display of energy, charisma, and expression, sense of confidence and composure.

Lifestyle & Fitness 


Evening Wear

15% of Total Score

Each contestant appears on stage in an outfit of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a formal "after five" social event. An evening gown is appropriate for this phase of the competition. Scoring is based on overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality and stage presence, walk and posture, carriage and grace, appropriateness of attire, sense of style, sense of attractiveness, beauty, and charm.

 

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Teen Phases


Teen Phases


25% of Total Score
At the local level, each contestant participates in an individual interview lasting up to 8 minutes. Interviews are 8 minutes at the state competition and 10 minutes at the national competition. There are typically 5 to 7 judges on a panel, and the interview is press-style, with the contestant standing at a podium. Contestants are questioned on their background as presented on their fact sheet, their educational and career goals, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities.

Scoring is based on overall communication skills, including personality, intelligence, validated opinions, emotional control, overall first impression and personal appearance. Community Service (platform) is required.

Personal Interview


35% of Total Score
Contestants perform a 90 second routine of their own choosing. Some possible talents include all types of singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedy monologues, baton twirling and ventriloquism. Other talents that can be performed solo on a stage are also possible. Phone or e-mail us if you have a question about your talent presentation.

Scoring is based on contestant's skill and personality, interpretive ability, technical skill level, stage presence and the totality of all elements, including costume, props, voice, use of body and choreography.

Talent


25% of Total Score
Each contestant appears on-stage in an outfit of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a prom or other formal event. Although contestants typically wear ball or evening gowns, pantsuits, tea-length dresses and cocktail dresses are all appropriate for this phase of the competition.

Scoring is based on overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality and stage presence, walk, posture, carriage and grace, appropriateness of attire and sense of style, sense of attractiveness, beauty and charm.
* Beginning with the 2010 National competition the on-stage question portion has been combined with this phase. Contestants will be asked one question on stage.  Questions can be over any topic.

Onstage Question In Evening Wear 


15% of Total Score
The attire for the physical fitness competition is black Capri length workout/yoga pants, a solid colored tank top and white tennis shoes. Teens DO NOT compete in swimsuit. Contestants will perform an aerobic routine during this phase of competition that she will learn during the rehearsals. 

Scoring is based on overall first impression, statement of strong physical fitness and health, sense of attractiveness and presence, display of energy, charisma and expression, sense of confidence and composure. The fitness of the teen, by the shape of her body, is not being judged. Instead, her level of pursuit and dedication to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is being evaluated.

Physical Fitness