Contestants will compete in four areas:

Private Interview Round Robin Style: 50% of score

Fitness (one-piece swimsuit of any color to be purchased by contestant): 25%

Evening Gown: 25%

Finalists will compete in On-Stage Question

FAQs

WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT?

Contestants must be at least 18 years old. There is no age limit.

IS THERE A HEIGHT REQUIREMENT?

Definitely not!

IS THERE A TALENT PORTION?

Contestants are judged in ONLY four categories only:

 

1. Private interview

2. Swim/Fitness

3. Evening gown

4. On-stage question (for semi-finalists and finalists only)

DOES MY HUSBAND ESCORT ME ON STAGE?

The husband's escort during evening gown was removed from the state competition in 2023. Winners for Mrs. Virginia America and Mrs. Virginia American will have an escort during introductions at the national competition.

I'VE NEVER DONE A PAGEANT BEFORE. CAN I WIN?

Yes. It truly depends on the individual. Everyone is given a fair opportunity to win! 

I'VE COMPETED AT VIRGINIA BEFORE. IS THERE A DISCOUNT IF I RETURN?

Yes! Please contact the director for details on discounts for returning competitors (Virginia formers only).

DO I HAVE TO HAVE A PLATFORM?

Yes. The winner is required to complete two community service or pageant appearances each month and this cannot be a photoshoot or just a photo in the community. By promoting a platform important to you, you have the best chance of telling your story to the judges and completing your community service. We believe pageantry is about more than beauty, it's about giving back to our communities and being a mentor to those around us.

WHAT IS THE ENTRY FEE?

The entry fee covers the cost of doing business, such as renting a theatrical facility, designing sets, and music, as well as printing, advertising, crown and sash expenses, and more. There are no refunds at any time. The total entry fee is $585 and can be made in three payments. A title is not reserved without the first payment of $195. Additionally, there is a mandatory ad page fee of $200. There are no minimum ticket sales. Any other expenses are at the cost of the contestant, including hotel, hair and makeup, opening number dress, interview outfit, evening gown, and swimsuit.