Miss Poway Scholarship Program


Areas of Competition and Scoring 

(100 possible points)




      This is done before the on-stage pageant event begins.  Each contestant will give a 30-45 second introductory speech about herself to the panel of four judges.  Speeches will be developed from the contestant’s biography and practiced during rehearsals.  Judges will then ask the contestants questions.  Interviews will last about 5-10 minutes each.   Evaluation will be based on overall confidence, personality, presentation, self-expression, diction, poise, and the ability to engage in conversation with unfamiliar people.  Attire:  Business—what you would wear to a job interview.  All business attire must be approved by the pageant committee.    



      Contestants will be greeted by the Master of Ceremonies, who will ask each contestant a question based on something interesting from her biography.  The contestant will know ahead of time what the question will be and will have practiced answering the question during rehearsals.  This provides an opportunity for the contestants to feel more comfortable on stage and gives the judges and audience a chance to know more about each individual contestant.  Evaluation will be based on confidence, poise, posture, speaking ability, projection of personality and overall appearance.  Attire: suit, same outfit worn for private interview with judges. 


EVENING GOWN:   5 points

      Contestants will walk in a pattern on stage while the Master of Ceremonies reads biographical information about each contestant. Evaluations will be based on confidence, poise, posture and overall appearance.  The dollar value of the gown is NOT important, but keep in mind that your choice of gown should be an expression of your personality and flattering to your figure type. All contestants must wear age appropriate gowns.  Attire:  Full length evening gown of contestants’ choice, which will be worn for the remainder of the pageant.  All gowns must be pre-approved by the pageant committee! This is to prevent gowns that are too revealing or duplicates of other contestants’ gowns.  You may bring your gown to rehearsal, text a picture to Mrs. Gruber,  or email a photo of you in the gown to misspoway@gmail.com for approval. 




           Miss Poway Scholarship Program


Areas of Competition and Scoring 



      Question slips will be held on stage by the outgoing Queens.  Each contestant will choose a slip, and hand the question slips to the Master of Ceremonies.  The Master of Ceremonies will then read the question aloud, and the contestant will give her answer.  These questions will not be based on religion, politics, or current events.  Sample questions will be practiced during rehearsals.  There is no right or wrong answer to the questions.  Evaluations will be based on poise, personality, delivery, and creativity.  Please remember that we are not looking for a “beauty queen”, but for an ambassador for the City of Poway who can handle herself with tact and poise at various public events. 


      Regular attendance is kept at each rehearsal.  It is important to attend the rehearsals as lots of information is disseminated that will help you prepare for the pageant.  The opening number dance routine is practiced each week and a walking coach makes regular appearances as well as speech coaching and overall pageant preparation information.   It is important for us to get to know each contestant and gauge their commitment to the program.  It helps us also determine, if you win, your commitment to attending the various events throughout the year. The 5 points will be based on the following:   1 missed rehearsal - 5 points, 2 missed rehearsals - 4 points, 3 missed rehearsals - 3 points, 4 missed rehearsals - 2 points, 5 missed rehearsals - 1 point and 6 missed rehearsals - 0 points.  A missed rehearsal will be considered by the time you spent at that rehearsal, ie. You must be at rehearsal for 1 hour and 15 minutes to be considered attending a full meeting.  Each contestant will sign in and sign out of our meetings.

MISS PHOTOGENIC — The pageant photographer will determine which contestant (Miss, Teen, Jr. Teen, Pre-Teen) is deemed the most photogenic.  The winners will be presented on stage with a framed portrait of themselves taken and selected by the pageant photographer. 

MISS CONGENIALITY — At the last rehearsal before the pageant day, each contestant will be asked to cast a confidential vote for the contestant she believes to be the friendliest, kind, encouraging, and helpful.  The contestant (Miss, Teen, Jr. Teen, Pre-Teen) with the most votes will receive a special trophy on stage.

TOP FUNDRAISER --- This award is presented to the contestant (Miss, Teen, Jr. Teen, Pre-Teen) who sells the highest dollar amount of sponsorship program ads.  The winners will be presented with a trophy on stage.

FAN FAVORITE --- This award is given to the contestant in each age category who on pageant day raises the most money with their "Fan Favorite Votes".  A recognition trophy will be awarded.