2020 Important Dates

Check back here often for additional information on important dates for the 2020 competition! 

Meet and Greet

Sunday October 6th, 2019  1:00-2:00 PM

Location: Darkroom Gallery – 12 Main Street, Essex Junction

Join us to learn more about our 2020 competitions! Our Candidate Coordinators and Titleholders will be on hand to answer any questions you have. 

Candidate Workshops


February 2nd, 2020 – Interview Coaching

Location: Essex High School

Your ability to communicate your message is critical to your success. Practice your interview & on-stage interview, and learn new techniques with panels of mock judges.

March 8th, 2020 – Talent Development

Location: Spotlight Vermont, 50 San Remo Dr., South Burlington

At 30% (Miss) & 35% (Teen) of your score, talent is essential to your success at the competition, and as a titleholder. Hone your skills and develop an entertaining, stage-worthy selection.

April 26th, 2020 – Competition Orientation (Mandatory for Miss & Teen Candidates!)


Location: To be announced

Please ensure you are available for this day of skill-building workshops and competition orientation. From honing your social impact initiative to mastering your runway walk, this workshop will benefit every candidate! Candidates will also learn production numbers and have the opportunity to ensure they are prepared for competition weekend!

April 1, 2020 – Miss & Teen Candidate Paperwork Deadline



Competition Date – To Be Determined 

Miss Vermont & Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen 2020


Due to the COVID-19 virus and the effect it has had on the safety and security of gatherings of any size, the Miss Vermont Competition will not be held on May 30 2020. The competition will be held later this summer. 

A definite date and venue will be determined in coming weeks following the continued guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the Vermont Department of Health. The Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization board will continue to monitor the information being provided by the CDC,  and the federal and state government, and their guidelines, in making future decisions regarding the competition. 

Any questions regarding the change of competition schedule and deadlines from candidates or their families may be directed to the Miss Candidate Coordinator, Bethany Sheldon, at misscontestants@missvermont.org or to the Outstanding Teen Candidate Coordinator, Brittany Rhoads, at otcontestants@missvermont.org.

Further updates will be provided to confirmed and prospective candidates via email as they become available. 



Miss Vermont and Miss Vermont’s Outstanding 2020 – Cancelled

In light of the postponement of Miss America 2020 to late 2021, the Miss Vermont and Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen 2020 competition has been cancelled. We will continue to support our current titleholders and future candidates through this time. 

The Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization board is working with Miss Vermont 2020 and Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen 2020 to develop a safe and effective plan for the remainder of 2020 and 2021 as needed.

The board remains committed to supporting the young women in Vermont who continue to strive to serve others, pursue education, and cultivate personal growth through this program. Current and prospective candidates can expect to hear from a board member this month.

Any questions regarding upcoming appearances and volunteer opportunities can be directed to the Business Manger, Julia Crane at businessmgr@missvermont.org or to the Outstanding Teen Coordinator, Brittany Rhoads, at otcontestants@missvermont.org.