​SMUSA Optionals  & Mini Optionals Competition

Optionals and Mini Optionals are a fun way to win extra awards.

Optionals are judged by a separate panel of judges on Saturday

and awarded during the pageant finale.  

Mini Optionals are judged during the pageant finale.

The Best Interview Award goes to the contestant with the highest score of those who

compete in this mini optional.

NATIONAL COVERGIRL CONTEST - This year's photo contest will be held January 1 - February 20, 2020.

Entry Fee:  $25 for 1 photo entry.   $45 for 3 photo entries.

Our Top 15 who attend pageant weekend will be recognized and honored on stage on Saturday.  On Sunday, our 2019 National Cover Girl will be named from our

Top 6 Age Division Cover Girls.

*You may win both your Age Division Crown & The National Cover Girl Crown.


Are you making an outstanding contribution in your community? Are you a leader among your peers?  Then YOU could be our new SMUSA National Ambassador and enjoy a year of being on the Sterling Miss USA National Court.  Fill out the application, provide at least two letters of recommendation, and at least 5 photos of you doing different volunteer work in your community.  Payyour $20feeonlinefromourSHOP. Click on Sterling USA.

* You may win both your Age Division Crown & the National Ambassador Crown

Optionals are $50 each, with a limit of 2 entries per optional category unless otherwise noted.  For instance, you may enter two Casual Wear or two Best Actress entries, etc.

Winners and  Alternates will receive trophies. The number of placements are determined

by the number on entries.  Payment for optional contests will be due July 10, 2019

* Entry forms for all optionals are found under the paperwork section, under the Sterling USA Tab at the top of the website.**

Optionals are $50 per entry.  You may enter up to 

two entries per optional, excluding Top Model.


Casual Wear 

Patriotic Wear 

Photogenic -  $50 for first entry.  Additional entries are $10 each.

Spokes Model 


Top Model Photo Shoot  - $50 – 1 entry only. Space limited.  You get to keep the disc of the best of the photos

Mini Optionals$25 per entry or all 7 Mini Optionals for $130!  Mini optional winners will receive medallions.  Payment for Mini Optional contests will be due  July 1, 2019. 

Mini Optionals are awarded per age division for:  Best Interview, Best Gown, Top Model, Prettiest Hair, Prettiest Eyes, Prettiest Smile and Best Personality. 


Winners in each of these divisions receive  trophies. 

Community Service Award- All Age Divisions (Free to enter). Sterling Miss Girls are Empowering. Caring. Sharing.  We love recognizing young ladies who give back to their communities.  Paperwork will come with your packet.                                                                                                             

Scholastic Award:  Open to Little Miss and Up (Free to enter)
Paperwork will come with your packet.

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