MAOTeen DC 2012 Cate Dillon performing her talent.



Congratulations on taking the first step in a life-changing journey. We are thrilled to have you as part of the Miss D.C. family. The mission of the Miss District of Columbia’s Outstanding Teen Organization is to cultivate and encourage excellence in today’s young women.


Private Interview  25%

Talent  35%

Lifestyle and Fitness in Activewear  15%

Evening Gown/Onstage Question  25% 


To compete in the Miss District of Columbia’s Outstanding Teen pageant a contestant must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a young lady between the ages of 13 and 17, prior to her senior year in high school.
  • Must not be eligible to compete in the Miss America Competition.
  • Legal resident of the District of Columbia or attend a school in the District of Columbia. 
  • Be able to meet academic requirements,
  • Meet CMNH fundraising requirements to participate in local and national competition.
  • Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the program.
  • Be prepared to abide by ALL rules and expectations set forth in your MAOT contract.
  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements
  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization.
  • The winner of Miss District of Columbia’s Outstanding Teen will compete for the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in Orlando, FL.
  • The Miss District of Columbia’s Outstanding Teen program is a non-profit organization and is supported by the kindness of sponsors. The winner may have expenses towards appropriate attire for appearances and MAOT. All attire must be approved by the MAOTeenDC leadership. 


• Scholarship: $1000 Awarded 

MAOT Nationals Scholarship: $1500

• Round-trip Package All Expenses Paid to MAOT National Competition in Orlando, FL

• Entrance Package to the Miss America Pageant and activities in Atlantic City, NJ

• Fitness Training w/Renowned Award-Winning Pageant Fitness Trainer John A. Morris

• Gown package from Regalia  and Signature Gowns 

• Hairstyling Sessions with Corps d’Elite on U St. NW 

• Coaching from The Etiquette Institute of Washington 

• Mock Interview, Age-appropriate Make-up and Teen Style Lessons/Coaching

• Professional Graphic Design and Marketing

• Professional Headshots

• Professional Talent Photos with Randolf Images LLC

• Use of Samsung Galaxy TabA for Social Media Use Sponsored by Cydney Hill, MAOTeenDC 14’

• DC’s winner has the opportunity for additional scholarship at the MAOT National Competition in Orlando, FL

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You Could Become the Next MAOTeenDC

Although additional eligibility rules exist with which contestants must comply, the rules below are designed to assist with determining the eligibility for a contestant to compete in a Miss America’s Outstanding Teen State or Local Competitions, based upon the Age/Education eligibility rules of the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organizations: 

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Contestants:

  • Must be at least thirteen (13) years of age on the first day of the State Competition in which she competes; and
  • Must not be older than seventeen (17) years of age as of July 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes, unless she is 18 years old and has not graduated from high school as of July 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes.

For the avoidance of doubt, 13 to 17 year old high-school graduates, as well as 18 year old non-graduates as of July 31st, must compete at MAOTeen level. 

Please note, this change is effective for all contestants who will compete in 2019 State Competitions, which includes all Local Competitions that will send titleholders to compete in 2019 State Competitions. If you have any questions, please contact your respective national office.