Teen Competition

We are excited to be offering the Miss Wisconsin Rapids’ Outstanding Teen title this year! This is an opportunity not only to provide more young women in our area with scholarship money for higher education, but to also give teen girls the opportunity to represent Wisconsin Rapids in the Miss Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen Competition. We are looking for young women who are talented, intelligent, service-minded and engaging!

Benefits of the Program
  • Gain valuable experience and develop skills that will benefit your everyday life (i.e. interview skills, public speaking, interpersonal communication, social interaction, etc.).

  • Earn quality scholarship dollars for college and graduate school. Every candidate earns a scholarship!

  • Uncover your potential strengths and enhance your self-confidence.

  • Find new interests and discover new opportunities.

  • Make lifelong friendships and build relationships with community members. 

  • Gain a sense of accomplishment by using your free time in a positive and constructive manner.

  • Learn to set goals, follow them through, and exceed your own expectations.

  • Develop a sense of responsibility for serving others.

  • Foster a positive, self-motivated mindset to achieve your goals.

  • Receive recognition for your efforts in bettering yourself and your community.


To become a candidate, you must:

  • Must be at least thirteen (13) years of age on 6/10/24 and must not be older than eighteen (18) years of age as of 12/31/24.

  • Be a United States citizen

  • Live in, work full time in, or go to school in Wisconsin Rapids and surrounding areas, including Nekoosa, Port Edwards, Vesper, Rudolph, Pittsville, Rome or Grand Rapids. 

  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Organization

  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements

  • Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities as set forth by the Miss Wisconsin Rapids Scholarship Organization

The Process

Every spring, we will hold general informational meetings about our organization for any candidates who wish to compete. 


We want to make sure all of our candidates feel 100% ready for the competition, no matter their experience level. The summer before the competition, we will offer opportunities to be connected with a volunteer and other resources if you want to begin your preparations on your time. Then in the fall, we hold workshops on Sunday evenings for candidates to develop the skills necessary to be fully prepared for the competition. Workshops include social impact initiative and resume building, talent rehearsals, mock interviews, opening number and fitness routine practice, styling and public speaking practice. Each candidate is also assigned a hostess or "host mom" that will help her throughout the workshops and competition. 

Areas of Competition

Interview   30%

The morning of the competition, each candidate will meet with a panel of five judges for a private, eight-minute interview. Interviews are designed for the judges to gain insight into the candidate’s personality, intelligence, communication skills, ability to fulfill the job requirements and her commitment to the community. 

Talent   40%

The talent phase of competition is designed to determine a candidate’s overall skill level and entertainment value. This is often a favorite for contestants and audience members alike! Teen candidates prepare a 90-second routine that best reflects their technical skill and personality. Candidates can sing, dance, play an instrument, recite a monologue or even perform a unique talent like a karate routine, cake decorating or a science experiment!

Evening Wear and On-Stage Interview   20%

In this phase, candidates are able to show their poise, confidence, beauty, charm and elegance. Candidates choose an evening wear outfit (typically a long gown) that best reflects their personal style. During this phase of competition, each candidate will also answer an on-stage question, which is designed to give the audience a sense of her personality and the ability to think on her feet. 

Lifestyle & Wellness   10%

This competition is designed to give insight into a teen’s commitment to personal health and wellness. Her energy, charisma and confidence will be taken into consideration. Each candidate will wear a solid-colored athletic top, black bike shorts or leggings, and sneakers. She will be asked to perform a short fitness-routine, which will be taught during the workshops.

In each phase of competition, the judges will score the contestants on a scale of 1 to 10. Based on the areas of competition above, the candidate with the highest overall total score will become the next Miss Wisconsin Rapids' Outstanding Teen!


For more information or further questions, please contact Teen Director, Meg Kumm at teen@misswisconsinrapids.org.