On behalf of the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation, we are thrilled to announce the Tony Bowls Designs Overall Evening Gown Award!  This award, valued at $1,500, will be given to the contestant that earns the highest overall points based on poise and elegance during the evening gown competition.  

Tony Bowls is an Arkansas native and long time friend of the Miss Arkansas Pageant.  Also this year, Tony is partnering with Buffie's All the Rage to provide the contestants with a cocktail dress to be worn during the opening number of the 2016 Miss Arkansas pageant.  We recognize and value Tony's talent in Arkansas!

His evening wear designs have a reputation in the pageant world where numerous Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Universe contestants have worn his designs.  Tony is the Official Designer for the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant and was the 2014 Official Miss America Evening Gown Designer.  

He not only implements his innovative ideas in the world of pageantry but also Prom and Social Occasion wear and is a two time DEBI Award winner for "Prom Designer of the Year."  

Tony's designs have appeared on such shows as Bravo's "Real Housewives", American Idol, American Music Awards, CMA Awards and many other.  Tony Bowls designs are glamorous, sophisticated and distinctive soft modern edges of hand embroidery, beading and the use of luxurious fabrics.  





Miss Arkansas Board of Directors announces the Hot Springs Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites as Miss Arkansas Pageant 2016 VIP Host Hotels. All contestants family, friends and those planning to attend the pageant should make hotel reservations directly with the hotels. Call and make your reservations today. BOOK EARLY.


This year, the Miss Arkansas Week will begin over the July 4th holiday weekend with several other large groups in town so hotels may fill up fast. There are also some renovations currently at the connecting hotel to the Hot Springs Convention Center which may also create accommodations limitations. Be sure to ask for the "Miss Arkansas Pageant Rate."

Comfort Inn
3627 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR, 71913, US
Rates: $112.99

Comfort Suites
320 Nash Street, Hot Springs, AR, 71913, US
Rates: $124.00









Scholarship Notification 2015

Miss Arkansas Pageant ... July 3 - 9th, 2016 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.