Welcome to the Miss South Dakota's Outstanding Teen Pageant

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. Academic scholarships are awarded at the local and state levels.

Taylor Bird
Miss SD's Outstanding Teen 2014