Miss South Central

& Miss South Central's Outstanding Teen

Miss America and Miss America's Outstanding Teen Preliminaries


Miss South Central

Scholarship Program, Inc.

Date:  July 24, 2016


To:  Miss and Teen Contestants


From:  Miss South Central Scholarship Program, Inc.


RE:  2016-2017 Pageant Year Updates



In an effort to keep contestants updated on changes during the 2016-2017 pageant year, we will make every effort to post information relevant to contestant competition, judging, general info, and changes in dates/times that we receive from MAO, Miss Indiana (Aren Straiger), field director (Barb Helm) or changes made by Miss South Central Program.


Pageant Date/Location


The Miss South Central and Miss South Central’s Outstanding Teen Pageants will be held on November 5, 2017.  We are still working on finalizing the times for the day.


Our pageant will again be held in Pruis Hall on the campus of Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.


Opening Number


We will be sending out a notification to all contestants on what they will need to wear for opening number as we grow closer to the pageant date.


Competition Area’s


Good taste is required in all phases of competition.  NO vulgar talents, indiscreet swimsuits or in appropriate eveningwear will be permitted. 


Final Ballot’s


Miss competition WILL NOT have a final ballot.

Teen competition WILL continue to have final ballot.


Contestant Interview Time


Miss interview competition is 9 minutes 30 seconds for questions from the judges and 30 seconds for the contestants closing remarks.


The Teen interview competition is only 6 minutes for judge’s questions.


Platform Statements


Both Miss and Teen platforms statements can be 100-200 words in length.

If a contestant turns in a platform statement longer than 200 words, the director WILL RETURN it to the contestant for revision.



We urge you to bring your own Princess/Prince to participate in this year’s pageant.  Information regarding the Princess and Prince Program can be found on our website at:  www.misssouthcentral.org


FYI - In compliance with both Miss America and Miss Indiana, again this year, there is to be no competition judging for Princesses and/or Princes.