The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Participating in the Miss America system not only helps pay for college and prepare for a career, it also provides an opportunity to gain additional life experience, working on issues of importance to society, enhancing your personal and professional skills and developing your performance-related and other talents.
Local pageants in Indiana are divided into two categories, closed and open. Closed pageants are defined by groups of counties or by a university. Open pageants are available to women who meet residency requirements to compete in Indiana. Our "sweeps" pageant is open to any contestant who has competed in a local pageant in the same pageant year.