If you have questions, we’ve got the answers!
How old do I have to be to enter?
Contestants applying for the Miss Teenage Canada contest must be between 13-19 years of age.
Do I have to be born in Canada?
Yes. You must be a Canadian citizen by birth or naturalization, a landed or permanent resident or must show proof of forgoing.
Do I have to have proof of age and citizenship?
Yes. Proof of citizenship and age are required through birth certificate, certificate of Canadian citizenship or passport.
I am only 5’3″, and have been told I cannot model, so does that mean I cannot win the title of Miss Teenage Canada?
Height has no bearing on the Miss Teenage Canada competition. To us, being 5’1″ is just as beautiful as being 5’11″. This competition it about you shining from the inside out!
What is a Provincial Title, and what are Regionals?
Regionals are the competitions held in each province to select the national delegates who compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada. A provincial title is awarded to the finalists of each province. For example, titles are awarded to Miss Teenage Alberta, Miss Teenage Winnipeg, Miss Teenage York Region, or Miss Teenage Toronto. Each finalist receives a sash and crown and will reign for one year in her city. There is an entry fee of $725 plus taxes to compete at the Regionals.
So what is the difference between Regionals and Nationals?
Regionals are held in each province to select the national finalists. At the Regionals there are several winners. All winners receive a title, sash and crown. Regional pageant delegates must reside within the province they compete. The Regionals are a two day pageant held over the course of a weekend. The National pageant is one week long and the contestants are all the regional winners from across Canada. The Nationals pageant is where the title Miss Teenage Canada is awarded.
How are city titles determined, verses province titles?
Titles are awarded according to ranking in the scores and where each finalist resides. Overall winners become Miss Teenage Canada of their province and the remaining finalists’ titles are determined according to where they are located.
I do not have any experience. What are my responsibilities?
You do not need experience – that is where the Miss Teenage Canada workshops come in. Competing for a provincial title like Miss Teenage Nova Scotia comes with a wide range of responsibilities from developing your platform to creating local publicity and building a fan base. We are here to guide you the whole way through.
Do I have to be in school?
You must be enrolled in or a graduate of Post-Secondary, High School or Elementary School.
Do I need to be bilingual?
While being bilingual is an asset, it is not a requirement. Translators will be provided at the national level and Quebec provincials will be in French.
How are contestants judged?
There are several levels of scoring for the pageant. Each area represents a percentage of your total score. You are judged on your personality, your ability to communicate, stage presence, charm, academics, commitment to the community, beauty, fitness and confidence. We’re looking for delegates who have the “it” factor; they light up a room with their poise and confidence and lead as role models to other youth.
What if I got into some trouble with the law?
Contestant must be of good moral character, have no explicit photos of any kind in any medium nor a criminal record.
Can I compete if I have a child?
A Miss Teenage Canada contestant may not be married, divorced, had a marriage annulled or given birth to a child. Contestant must attest that she was born a female.
What if I am represented by a modeling agency?
You may have an agent for film, television and modeling but you can not be bound by any agreement preventing you from signing and performing the Contestant Contract.
What are the steps I need to take to be Miss Teenage Canada?
- 1. Apply online fill out an application form
- 2. You will be interviewed to qualify for a provincial pageant via web cam. We want to get to know you, what you stand for, and why you applied to be a part of the pageant.
- 3. Participate in your Province’s pageant and become a finalist
- 4. Participate in the national pageant and show us what you’ve got!