August 1, 2017: Contestant paperwork made available on website
September 10, 2017: Contestant paperwork due
October 1, 2017: Miss Cardinal Pageant, IU Kokomo Haven’s Hall, 5 PM (EST)
Miss Cardinal and Miss Cardinal’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is a pageant and scholarship program within the Miss America Organization. Our titleholders represent us in the Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen pageants with the goal of representing Indiana at Miss America. Miss Cardinal is an OPEN preliminary pageant, anyone throughout the state who meets the eligibility requirements is able to compete.
The Miss Cardinal & Miss Cardinal’s Outstanding Teen pageant will be held in conjunction with Miss Hoosier Heartland & Miss Hoosier Heartland’s Outstanding Teen pageant, giving our contestants double the chances of winning a title! Miss Hoosier Heartland represents 12 counties in North Central Indiana (Howard, Tipton, Miami, Cass, Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe, Benton, Fountain, Warren, Montgomery, and White).
Rich in history and social significance, the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant is a not-for-profit corporation that has maintained a tradition for many decades of empowering Indiana women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent, and intelligence.
In order for a young woman to compete in the Miss Indiana Program, they must have won a local program just like ours who sends contestants to Zionsville, IN for the state pageant in June each year. Indiana sends one of our finest ladies to Atlantic City to compete for the title of Miss America, where over $40 Million dollars in cash scholarships are made available to the 52 state title holders.
To learn more about participating, visit the “CONTESTANT INFORMATION” tab on our page.