Welcome to the International Junior Miss Scholarship Program! International Junior Miss is one of the most prestigious pageants for girls ages 4 – 45 years. You have taken the first step towards a weekend of exhilarating events and amazing prizes. Your time with IJM will be an experience that you will not soon forget. The next step in preparing for your state pageant is to carefully review the information enclosed. Your state director will follow up with additional information specific to your state pageant. We are truly honored to have you as a part of the IJM family.


What are your age requirements?

We are a program for girls ages 4 - 45


Age as of January 1, 2020

 Jr Princess: 4-6 Years

Princess: 7-9 Years

Pre-Teen: 10-12 Years

Jr Teen: 13-15 Years

Teen: 16-18 Years

Miss: 19-24 Years

Ms Division:

21 - 45 and Married or

25 - 45 Single

Do you need experience to participate?

Even though IJM attracts many seasoned pageant girls, you do not need experience to participate.  Anyone can participate and benefit from the IJM experience and even win!.

What is the best attire for interview, dress or suit?

IJM prefers a dress for all divisions.

Is Interview a panel or round robin style?

The IJM interview at both state and international finals is round robin.  This means that each girl will have the opportunity to sit with each individual judge and allow them to get to know the delegates one on one.

For Interview, is there a Resume or "All About Me" sheet?

There are no resumes or any type of sheet that is required to be turned in for the interview competition.  The judges are just going to spend time having a pleasant conversation with each delegate to get to know them a little better.  There are no political or religious questions that are asked.  Because the interview will be about getting to know the delegate, there are no "wrong" answers.

Is IJM a glitz pageant?

IJM is not a glitz pageant.  We're a naturally polished pageant.  We are looking for girls that are well put together, well spoken and confident. This is what IJM girls represent.

What are the makeup rules for girls ages 4-12?

Contestants ages 4 – 9 years are not allowed to wear make-up during interview competition. Only lip gloss will be permitted. Contestants ages 10 –12 may wear light natural make-up for Interview. All Jr Divisions (Ages 4-12) are allowed to wear light natural make-up under the harsh lights during stage competitions. 

Do I have to use any specific vendors to win IJM?

Absolutely not!  IJM has a wonderful group of sponsors and vendors that we know share similar ethics and quality as IJM. Vendors do not factor into judging or the outcome of the pageant.  

How much does the Tennessee state pageant cost? 

The state sponsorship fee is $400.  This covers all 3 areas of mandatory competition, your opening number shirt, a goodie bag, and a full page headshot.  There is a separate registration fee of $35 and a $50 scholarship fee. Periodically, the sponsorship fee is reduced. Check with your state director for any current promotions in your area.

If you win at state, what are the fees for 2019 Internationals?  

A delegate that wins her title via a state pageant also wins her $495 entry fee paid to the International Finals.  There is an International Package fee of three easy payments of $265 each. The International Package includes a full page feature in the program book, a complimentary copy of the program book, the $100 scholarship fee donation and a souvenir t-shirt.

Does IJM have a non-compete clause?

At the state level, we have a limited compete clause in our state delegates' contracts. We ask that you discuss and receive written permission prior to participating in any pageants to ensure no conflicts. We do not give permission to compete in any pageant that will inhibit a crowned state delegate to represent their title at the International Finals or complete their reign as a state/international queen.

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