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Your daughter, friend or next-door neighbor could be the next Miss America. The first step begins with the Miss Santa Clara Competition!

The Miss Santa Clara and Miss Santa Clara’s Outstanding Teen Competitions, official preliminaries of the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Programs, will showcase the talents and accomplishments of local college, high school and junior high school students in our community. Young women must live, work, or attend school in Santa Clara. The Miss Santa Clara’s Outstanding Teen Competition (for girls ages 13-16) will be held at 2pm on January 5th and the Miss Santa Clara Competition (for women ages 17-24) will be held at 7pm on January 5th. Both sets of contestants will compete in Interview, On-Stage Question, Physical Fitness, Talent and Evening Wear categories.

The deadline to enter is Saturday, November 3rd. A mandatory requirement of competing is attendance at one contestant orientation. The contestant orientations will be held at the Henry Schmidt Park Building on the corner of Los Padres Boulevard and Saratoga Avenue. Orientation dates are: October 20th and November 3rd.


The Miss Santa Clara Auxiliary will award over $20,000 in educational scholarships. The funds will be distributed to the winners, runners-up, and other contestants who win special awards, including Top Interview and Miss Congeniality. ALL contestants are guaranteed a minimum scholarship regardless of their standing at the end of the competition. There is no fee to enter the competition.

This year’s competition will once again feature Miss Santa Clara Princesses, for girls ages 4-12. The princess program is NOT a competition. Every princess will be invited to a princess tea party, receive a sash and tiara and will be the stars of a production number, choreographed by Miss Linnea and Miss Erin, dance instructors at the Santa Clara Community Recreation Center.

More information can be found on their FaceBook page at To learn more about the Miss Santa Clara Princess Program or to R.S.V.P. to attend a Contestant Orientation, please contact Mary McCaman at 408-858-9364 or by email at


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