Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

Entrant must be a naturally born, genetic female. Between the ages of 18 and 26 as of November 30th of the competition year. Delegates may be 17 at the Miss U.S. International pageant provided they reach 18 prior to the first date of the national competition and cannot turn 27 before the first day of Miss International.

How do I enter?

There are two ways to enter the Miss U.S. International National Pageant:

Preliminary Pageant.

At-Large Entry.


May 1, 2018. All required paperwork must be received. Photo for the Official Program Book must be received. Program Book ads must be received (optional for those delegates who pay their fee in full. Casting Call winners are required to purchase a full page color advertisement). There are NO extensions to this deadline. If you would like to receive your crown and sash early, you must pay your fee IN FULL.

Is there an entry fee?

We regret that we must charge an entry fee. The cost to enter into the national pageant is $595.00. The Miss U.S. International National Pageant is self-supporting and relies solely upon entry fees to cover production expenses.

What does the fee include?

  • Eligibility for all prizes and awards

  • Rhinestone trimmed Sash and Crown

  • Transportation to and from events

  • Rhinestone outing shirt

  • DVD or electronic copy of the pageant

  • Highlight video of the pageant

  • One full page color advertisement

What does the fee include?

Entry fee does not include:

  • Competition Wardrobe

  • Lodging

  • Airfare

  • Travel to and from airport

What does the remainder of my entry fee pay for?

The cost to produce the Miss U.S. International National Pageant is well over $10,000 U.S. The remainder of your entry fee pays for prizes, lodging for Miss U.S. International, judges and production staff, advertising in international pageant publications, theater and hotel rentals, printing, entertainment, choreography, production staff, consultants, sound and lighting, stage decorations, and many additional operational expenses.

What will I be scored in?

Miss U.S. International delegates will be scored in two categories: 50% Swimwear and 50% Evening Wear to determine the Semi-Finalists. Semi Finalists will be scored in three categories: 45% Swimwear and 45% Evening wear and 10% for Onstage Interview and judge’s question.

May I seek a sponsor?

You may seek sponsors or you may pay the entry fee yourself. If you wish to feature sponsors, it is suggested to purchase advertisements in the program book. Additional information is included in delegate paperwork.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Payment may be made by personal check, money order, or credit card via PayPal online to Checks & Money Orders should be made payable to the address indicated on the Registration Form. PayPal payments must include the 3.5% service fee that PayPal assesses. The 3.5% service charge is included with the amounts below:

USI National Pageant Entry Fee

Is a payment plan available?

Yes. Delegates may pay the fee in full or may select a payment plan. A $195 deposit is required to initiate a payment plan. Payments of any amount must be made at least every 30 days until the total fee is received. Failure to remit payment every 30 days may result in loss of title and fees paid.

If I am unable to compete, will I be issued a refund or a credit?

All fees paid to Miss U.S. International are NOT REFUNDABLE in full or in part for under any circumstances. This includes entry fees, advertising fees, pageant admission tickets and any other fees paid to Harrison Productions, L.L.C.

What else is required?

A Media Fee is required to be paid and must be received by May 1 of the competition year. This fee includes a copy of the DVD of the pageant, highlight video of the pageant and a full page color advertisement in the program book.

Am I required to stay at the hotel?

Yes. in order for the pageant to receive the maximum benefit of the hotel, we must prove to them that we are an asset to their company. You don’t have to book under the group block, we will confirm your stay at the hotel during orientation.

What kind of prizes can I win?

Prizes are constantly being added as new sponsors come on board. Check the Prizes and Awards page often for updates.

Do all delegates receive a crown & sash?

Yes. All national delegates receive an embroidered rhinestone trimmed state sash and a crown.

More questions?

If you have a question that is not addressed on this page, please feel free to contact the Director here