Requirements & Forms

Contestant Requirements

  • be a female, full-time, Indiana University-Bloomington student between the ages of 17-25
  • be an United States Citizen
  • be enrolled at IUB for at least one semester prior to competition if you are an out-of-state or transfer student
  • submit all required paperwork and complete Children’s Miracle Network fundraising by deadline
  • meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization
  • be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities the title of Miss Indiana University requires
  • choose and develop your platform: a social issue for which you advocate and volunteer your time
  • raise $100 for Miss America’s national platform, Children’s Miracle Network. To get started raising your $100 go to and click the “New Contestants” link.

Qualities of a Titleholder

Read the criteria judges are instructed to use when judging a pageant.

Required Submissions

  • resumé in Miss America resumé format
  • platform statement in Miss America format (Note: platform statement should be between 100-200 words)
  • notarized Miss Indiana University contestant contract (download, complete, print out before taking to a notary)
  • copy of medical insurance card in case of emergency
  • head and shoulder photo for program booklet (color 5×7 preferred, print or 300 dpi digital file in JPG or TIFF format)
  • copy of birth certificate and/or driver’s license
  • proof of eligibility: copy of registration for current semester showing full-time IUB student status (12 credits for undergraduate/ 8 credit for graduate students; print from OneIU)
  • out-of-state students must submit a copy of their IUB transcript showing full-time enrollment for semester prior to competition (please black out grades and GPA)
  • talent request form (no two contestants may perform the same talent music)
  • talent accompaniment recording on CD or in Mp3 form
  • “timesheet” that lists community service activities (short descriptions of your involvement) and hours from past year (March 1 2017-February 17, 2018 )

Contestant Checklist

Here’s a handy list of the requirements for your personal use.




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