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Congratulations! It’s your moment to be a star! America’s National Teenager Scholarship Organization offers you the chance to participate in a pageant that combines glamour with goal-driven young women to give you the character-building experience of a lifetime. As a contestant for ANTSO Tween National Teenager, ANTSO Preteen National Teenager, ANTSO Jr. National Teenager, America’s National Teenager, or ANTSO National Miss title, you will be a part of a program that recognizes young women for academic achievement, school and community involvement, communication and leadership skills, and individuality.

What are the benefits of being in America's National Teenager?


• Build inner confidence • Meet educational goals • Create lasting friendships • Showcase your talents and abilities • Strengthen your character • Win great prizes and scholarship money! • Help your community and state




What are the age qualifications and competitive division?


• To become ANTSO TWEEN NATIONAL TEENAGER you must be 7 – 9 years of age as of December 1, 2021. • To become ANTSO PRETEEN NATIONAL TEENEGAGER you must be 10 – 12 yearts of age as of December 1, 2021. • To become ANTSO JUNIOR NATIONAL TEENAGER you must be 13 – 15 years of age as of December 1, 2021. • To become AMERICA'S NATIONAL TEENAGER you must be 16 – 18 years of age as of December 1, 2021. • To become ANTSO NATIONAL MISS you must be 19 – 25 years of age as of December 1, 2021.




If I have competed in the Tween, Preteen or Junior division, may I return and be in the Senior division?


Yes! Several girls have returned and enjoyed the second, third or fourth time even more! We have a very high retention rate and families enjoy the fact we move our nationals to different cities each year so they can experience new places and things! Every next year’s city is announced at the end of the Nationals and girls eagerly wait to hear where they will be going next!




The Winning Score! Is America’s National Teenager a “beauty pageant?”


We focus on what is true from the inside out! At America’s National Teenager, we want to provide girls with a positive enriching experience. It is our goal to build self-confidence and reward young women for their scholastic and community achievements. Our qualified state judging panels will score contestants based on the following criteria: • 25% Interview • 25% Evening Gown • 25% Cocktail Wear • 10% Academics (academics and school awards/excellence) • 10% Community Service (leadership, extra-curricular activities and community service) • 5% Onstage Question *There is no swimsuit portion.

ANTSO does feature Optional Competitions in Talent, Speech, Supermodel, Decorated Jeans, State Costume, Acting, Cheerleading, and Photogenic for $75 each at Nationals. Also, ANTSO has fun categories of Scrapbook and Promotional Poster for $10 each at Nationals.




Sparkle and Shine: What do I wear?


After you apply for the program, you will receive specific information on what to wear and how to prepare for the pageant. You will need an evening gown, but we discourage you from buying a new and very expensive dress. There are tons of beautiful dresses available for rent, or you can borrow a dress from a friend. Remember, America’s National Teenager is all about honoring America’s extraordinary young women for their achievements. We are interested in you, not what you are wearing.




Can you write like J.K. Rowling? Got a voice like Carrie Underwood? We want you to display your talents!


America’s National Teenager holds optional competitions – like talent, speech, acting, supermodel and state costume – that is separate from the rest of the pageant and has its own set of judges. Your score in this competition does not affect your overall pageant score. It has no bearing on the other competition categories. It’s just additional ways for you to shine onstage and show your power!