The Ultimate Guide to Competing in Miss Arkansas



Welcome to the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Program! We’re so excited to have you. Whether this is your first year or your fifth, things are going to look a little different this year. We’ve made a ton of changes for the better.


In the past few months, we’ve invested heavily in improving our online experience for competitors and local directors, and in this post we’ll walk you through these updates and how you can get on your way to the Miss Arkansas crown.


With our redesign, the new Miss Arkansas site isn’t just the hub for information about the state competition, but for all of our local preliminaries.


Getting Started

To begin your Miss Arkansas journey, visit our Become a Miss or Teen pages! There you’ll find a summary of requirements to compete and responsibilities you’ll have as a titleholder.


Once you’ve determined which of the two you are eligible for, visit our local competitions page. With information on date, time, eligibility requirements, and local director information, everything you need is now in one place. Browse the exhaustive list of all confirmed Miss Arkansas Preliminaries and decide which you’d like to register for. You’ll need this later.


Heading back to the Become a Miss or Teen pages, you’ll find a form at the bottom that says “Ready to Learn More?”  To begin the registration process, enter your information here and submit. The site will automatically send you an email with next steps.


Registration with Miss America

In the automated email you receive from the site will be instructions to register in the new Miss America portal. After paying the $35 registration fee, you’ll have the list of competitions available to you on the Dashboard. To continue, select the local competition you decided on earlier in the process and follow the steps to register.


Competition Document Submission

We know that in years prior, it was challenging to compete in multiple competitions with their different requirements for document submissions to compete. That’s why this year we’re debuting our new Local Candidate Portal. After completing your registration for a local competition on the Miss America portal, your Local Director will instruct you on how to use the Miss Arkansas site to submit your Headshot, Contract, Resume, Social Impact Statement, Talent Music, and more! If you’re competing in multiple competitions, it will take only a push of a button to send your information to your local competitions before each occurs.


We can’t wait for this improved process to simplify your Miss Arkansas experience and are so excited to have you. See you on stage!