Pageant Judging

The Miss America competition judging system is designed to promote diversity, individuality and overall achievement among all contestants.

Judges score the individual contestants immediately following each phase of competition. Contestants are scored on a 1-to-10 point scale, in whole numbers, within each category (more than one contestant may receive the same score). There is one panel of judges for all of the final competition. Those who judge 2018 Miss Prince George’s County auditions will not be judges for the actual 2018 Miss Prince George’s County Scholarship competition and no scores will carry over from the auditions. All judges have been educated about the Miss America judging system and represent a variety of professional sectors within their communities.​

During competition, the weighting of scores awarded per category is distributed as follows:
  • 25% – Private Interview
  • 20% – On-Stage Question
  • 30% – Talent
  • 15% – Evening Wear
  • 10% – Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit

The contestant with the highest number of total points after all phases of competition will be the 2018 Miss Prince George’s County.​

For more information on each of the areas of competition, click here.

*All categories of judging and corresponding percentages are subject to change by the Miss America Organization.