Miss Berks County Scholarship Organization

Scholarship, Service, Style, & Success

MISS GREATER READING'S OUTSTANDING TEEN

Teen Contestant Application and Forms

The forms listed below are available as Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat files. You are not permitted to alter the spacing of the Fact Sheet. You may, however, add extra lines between the lines you were given on the form in order to increase the amount of information you provide. Please note the Fact Sheet Instructions before completing the Fact Sheet. Complete the forms and email them to Miss Berks Contestant Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2017 MBCSO Potential Contestant Letter (Word .docx)

2017 MBCSO Application (Word .docx)

2017 MBCSO Fact Sheet Instructions (Word .docx)

2017 MBCSO Fact Sheet - Teen Contestants (Word .docx)

2017 MBCSO Critical Issue Instructions (Word .docx)

2017 MBCSO Talent Request Form (Word .docx)

2017 MBCSO Children's Miracle Network Information (Word .docx)

2017 MBCSO Program Book and Sponsorship Form (Word .docx)

2017 MBCSO General Information - Teen Contestants (Word .docx)

2017 MBCSO Competition Checklist - Teen Contestants (Word .docx)

2017 Local Contestant Contract Fillable (Adobe .pdf)

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Entry Qualifications

AGE | Contestant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Contestant must be between the ages of twelve (12) and seventeen (17) years AND cannot yet be a high school senior to compete in the current pageant season. 
  2. Contestant must be age thirteen (13) by the first day of the Miss Pennsylvania Outstanding Teen Competition.
  3. Contestant may not reach the age of 18 prior to July 31, 2017.

SCHOOL |

  1. Contestant must reside in, be enrolled in and attending classes on a full time basis at an accredited public, private or home schooling program.
  2. Contestant may NOT have graduated from high school prior to the start of Miss America's Outstanding Teen Competition in August 2017 EXCEPT for 16 year olds (or younger) graduating early.

RESIDENCY/WORK/SCHOOL | Contestant must satisfy at least one (1) of the following requirements:

  1. Contestant must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the six (6) month period prior to the local pageant date OR
  2. Contestant must be a full time student in a high school, junior high school or middle school (or the equivalent) located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who has already completed one semester of school during the last semester (Fall 2016).

Judging Categories

Teen Contestants are selected based upon four areas of scoring:

  • Interview: 25%
  • Lifestyle & Fitness in Sportswear: 15%
  • Talent: 35%
  • Evening Wear & On-stage Question: 25%

Entry Fee

There is a $100 entry fee for Teen Contestants.  Checks should be made payable to "The Miss Berks County Scholarship Organization." Teen contestants must register on the MissAmerica4Kids.org website but it is optional to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.

For questions about any entry qualifications, please contact Miss Berks Contestant Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hotel Information

The Crown Plaza Reading is the preferred hotel of the Miss Berks County Scholarship Organization.

Call the hotel directly at Toll Free 1-877-814-2538 to make your reservation today!
Group Name: Miss Berks Pageant

Group Code: BKP
Daily rate: $92.00 +tax, room & tax only
Available dates: March 01 - 05, 2017

Cutoff / Release Date: March 03, 2017 **Please make your reservations prior to this date to insure availability of rooms and discounted rate.

Guests may also make online booking reservations HERE