Miss Florida Scholarship Sweeps Competitions

Updated: Mar 24

The Miss Florida Scholarship Programs is hosting two (2) Sweeps Competitions. These events will be on Sunday, April 3rd in Bradenton and Sunday, April 10th in Panama City. Each competition will provide an opportunity for additional titles to be awarded, allowing more young ladies to participate at the state competition.


We will be awarding Miss and Outstanding Teen titles. The number of titles is to be determined.


To become a candidate in the Miss Florida’s sweep’s competition, you must first complete a two (2) step process by registering at www.missamerica.org (Candidates drop down, Become A Candidate drop down) beginning with a $35.00 registration fee.


Miss Candidates will pay an additional fee when completing the second step of this process.


Outstanding Teens will pay an additional fee when registering directly with the Miss Florida Scholarship Program.


Candidates competing in the sweep’s competition are required to meet the eligibility requirements and sign the 2022 Local & State Candidate Application and Agreement prior to competing, provided by the MFSP after you have completed the registration process.


To become a candidate, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 19 and 26 for Miss Candidates

  • Be between the ages of 13 and 18 for MAOTeen Candidates

  • Be a United States citizen

  • Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain city or state

  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization

  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements

  • Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities as set forth by the local, state and national competition(s) in which you compete

  • Not be a candidate, titleholder, or representative of a competing program to the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen programs

State Competition

If awarded a title (Miss and Outstanding Teen) during the Sweeps competition, you will be expected to continue meeting the candidate eligibility requirements as well as fulfill the job of the Local Titleholder and compete at the Miss Florida/Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen competition, which will make available additional scholarship awards and benefits while also providing you a chance to compete for the job of Miss America/Miss America’s Outstanding Teen!

The Miss Florida/Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen competitions will be held in Lakeland, FL the last week of June (20th through 25th). Your participation is mandatory for the entire week. All additional fees and expectations must be met prior to your arrival in Lakeland.


Central Florida Sweeps Open Statewide


Registration deadline and submission of paperwork by 6:00 pm (EST) Wednesday, March 30, 2022


Sunday, April 3, 2022

Arrival time and check in for candidates – 8:00 am to 8:30 am

Interviews will begin at 9:00 am

Competition begins at 3:00 pm

Venue Location (Interviews & Competition)

Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 3rd Ave, West, Bradenton, FL 34205


North Florida Sweeps Open Statewide


Registration deadline and submission of paperwork by 6:00 pm (CST) Wednesday, April 6, 2022


Sunday, April 10, 2022

Arrival time and check in for candidates – 8:00 am to 8:30 am

Interviews will begin at 9:00 am

Competition begins at 3:00 pm

Venue Location (Interviews & Competition)

Arnold High School

550 Alf Coleman Rd, Panama City Beach, 32407


Phases of Competition

Outstanding Teen:

Private Interview with the Panelist (Judges) (8 minutes)

Lifestyle & Wellness

Talent (.90 seconds)

Evening Wear/On-Stage Question


Miss Candidates:

Private Interview with the Panelist (Judges) (9 minutes, 30 seconds)

Continuation of Interview/Social Impact Pitch

Talent (.90 seconds)

Red Carpet (Evening Wear)