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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below, you'll find the answer to a few frequently asked questions
When and where will the 2025 national pageant take place?
What are the national competition categories?
All delegates will compete in ICONIC Impact Service Project, Charitable Giving, Photogenic, Interview, Activewear, and Evening Gown. Competition category details are provided to confirmed delegates of the competition.
What are the state competition categories?
All state contestants will compete in ICONIC Impact Service Project, Photogenic, Interview, Activewear, and Evening Gown. Competition category details are provided to confirmed delegates of the competition.
Has Mrs USA Earth™ done away with the swimsuit competition?
No! We have decided to make activewear (sportswear) a mandatory area of competition for all delegates, and the swimwear competition will be available as an optional competition. This way, delegates who would like the opportunity to showcase in swimwear still have the option to do so and an opportunity to be recognized. As an optional competition, it will have no bearing on the overall competition results.
I wanted to compete this year, but the state I live in is already taken. Do I have to wait until next year?
No! There are quite a few states that are open for at-large entry, meaning you do not have to live in the state to represent it and compete at nationals! At-large titles awarded hold the same weight and prestige as titles awarded at a state pageant!
Is there a minimum age requirement to enter?
Yes. Delegates must be at least 21 years old as of December 31, 2024 to enter.
Are you required to be married to compete?
Yes. Delegates must be legally married (not common law) and not separated or a party of any divorce proceedings This rule applies to the delegates entire reign as a state, national, and/or international titleholder.
Is there a rule regarding having children?
No! Delegates are welcome to enter--whether they have children or not.
Is there a height or weight requirement?
No! We are women and we come in all shapes and sizes. All of those shapes and sizes are welcome to compete!
How much does it cost to compete?
The total entry fee is $1500 if paid in full (this includes a discount). Travel, accommodations, meals, and some wardrobe are the responsibility of the delegate.
Are application or entry fees refundable?
All fees and payments are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable.
Do I have to pay my entry fee in full up front?
No! Your entry fee can be paid right away so that you don't have to worry about it anymore, or you can break your entry fee up into payments. More information is provided in your title offer if you receive one.
If I enter a state pageant and win, do I still have to pay an entry fee?
No! Entering and winning a state pageant automatically enters you into the national pageant competition. You will only be responsible for the wardrobe fee portion of the entry fee. Fees for the 2025 pageant will be provided to confirmed delegates at a later date.
My state doesn't have a state pageant. Can I still compete at the national competition?
Yes! If you live in or would like to represent a state that does not have a state pageant, you can be interviewed and considered for an appointed title!
I entered a state pageant and did not win, but I would still like to compete at nationals. Is that possible?
Yes! You can contact the national office or Delegate Coordinator if you would like to represent an available state that does not have a state pageant. You can be interviewed and considered for an appointed title! You would pay your entry fees directly to the national office to enter if offered a title.
If I accept an appointed state title, does that mean I am on my own?
No! Being offered an appointed state title has the same prestige as a title that was awarded in a competition. Even though you don't have a state director to report to, you will have a Delegate Coordinator who will be your point of contact! They will be available to help guide you through your prep for nationals.
Are titles binding? If so, for how long?
Yes! State/territory titles and the national title of Mrs USA Earth™ are binding for one (1) year or until you crown your successor--whichever comes first. Elemental titles have the option to be non-binding or binding for six months.
What are Elemental Titles?
Elemental titles are equally ranked national-level titles awarded to the Top 4 participating delegates of the national competition. Titles include Mrs USA Earth Air, Mrs USA Earth Water, Mrs USA Earth Fire, and Mrs USA Earth Eco. Elemental titleholders are still eligible to recompete the following year and beyond, as long as they continue to meet eligibility requirements. All Elemental titleholders are awarded the Elemental sash with no required commitment to Elemental duties. Should an Elemental titleholder opt to commit to the six-month binding title, she will also receive the Elemental crown and additional prizes! Learn more