​​​Sterling Miss Productions

​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.


NEW: NATIONAL COVERGIRL CONTEST (photo contest ended March 1, 2019)

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 5 Cover Girl Delegates.

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


NEW: NATIONAL AMBASSADOR CONTEST (Turn in APPLICATION AND INFORMATION at REGISTRATION)

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 1, 2019

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


                                                                  Talent    - $50 per entry

                                         Top Model Photo Shoot  - $50 – 1 entry only. Space limited.

                                                  You get to keep the disc of the best of the photos


                                                       Patriotic Wear Fashion  - $50 per entry

                                                               Casual Wear - $50 per entry

                                                              Photogenic  - $50 for first entry.  

                                                              Additional entries are $10 each.


                                                                     Actress - $50 per entry

                                                                Spokes Model - $50 per entry




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. 



FREE OPTIONALS –   

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.