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Happy New Year! 2023 will be the best year yet! This newsletter is packed with information about the upcoming competition events so stay tuned and check out this month's updates.

Save the Date!

The Miss Arkansas and Miss Arkansas Teen Competition will be held June 3-10th at the Robinson Performance Hall! Don't miss it!


Patron Memberships are on sale!

Patron Memberships are a complete package for Miss Arkansas events which include (2) tickets to each performance, a Competition Magazine, wristbands for visitation after the performances and a special "Thank You" listing in our Competition Magazine. They are on sale now at, "Get Involved", "Patron Tickets". Deadline is April 1st so don't miss out!


Competition Changes

Miss America announced some exciting changes that will be introduced at the state competition this year and we are ready! Here's a brief summary:

  • Miss contestants age increased to 28

  • Teen contestants age will expand for the next local season and at the that point 18 year old contestants can choose whether they want to compete in Miss or Teen

  • Talent will remain either a performing arts talent OR contestants who do not have a talent may select from a creative speech to better extend opportunities for all young women to participate!

  • Health and Fitness will be part of our competition with a key national partnership with the American Heart Association


Miss Arkansas and Miss Arkansas Teen Spring Meeting Date!

The Miss Arkansas Organization is excited to welcome our Teen and Miss Candidates to Little Rock on April 23rd to the Clinton Presidential Library for a fun day of preparation for the state competition!


Upcoming Preliminary Competitions

We are almost halfway through our competition season so don’t miss these opportunities!

January 21st-Ozark Highlands

January 22nd-Greater Jacksonville

January 28th- Miss Central and also Miss North Central

February 4th-Miss OBU

February 5th-Miss Henderson State University

February 10th-Miss Arkansas Tech University

February 25th-Miss Southern Arkansas University


Thank you Renee Stone at emerge in Conway!

We are so thankful for the partnership with emerge in Conway, she has graciously offered to provide opening number dresses for our Teen and Miss contestants for the state competition. Thank you so very much Renee Stone for this generous gift!


Miss Arkansas and Teen Contestant Lottery

Save the date! March 26th, the contestant lottery will be held online for contestants to choose their placement for competition.


Scholarship Payment Requests

We have updated our website to include so many new features of our competition to include the integration of the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation page. This page has all of the information regarding scholarships, our Former Local Titleholders Association, our Hall of Fame and the updated Scholarship Submission form for payment of scholarships earned. Check it out at


The Miss Arkansas Shop is Open!

We now have a Miss Arkansas Shop on the website which has some fabulous gifts and stocking stuffers! Check out some of the items featured in our store!

Follow us on Social Media!

Facebook - The Miss Arkansas Scholarship Competition

Instagram - @missarkansas + @missamericaar

TikTok - @missarkansas


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