Miss South Dakota's Outstanding Teen
The Miss South Dakota’s Outstanding Teen Competition is held in conjunction with the Miss South Dakota Competition and is the state final for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition held in Orlando, Florida. This branch of the Miss America Organization was first introduced in 2006. Contestants may compete as “At-Large Contestants”, not sponsored by a local pageant, or may be the winner of a local Miss Teen competition. All of them share the same general eligibility requirements:
- A resident of South Dakota for the last six months
- Must be 13 by June 15th
- No older then 17 by the national pageant (August)
- Not a senior in high school
- U.S. Citizen
At-Large Contestants not sponsored by a local program, as well as winners of local competitions, are all accepted at the state pageant held each June. The entry fee for the state pageant is $200 for local winners and $300 for At-Large Contestants. At-Large contestants will also be asked to purchase or find a sponsor for their sash. (To keep, approx. $35) In many cases, local pageant committees will assist with payment of the state pageant entry fee. Check with local directors for local competition entry fees. Academic scholarships are also awarded at the local and state levels.