To become Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen, a contestant must first win a local competition or enter as an At Large contestant.  Involvement in the Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen  Organization takes personal commitment, hard work, talent, and ambition.

To compete you must –

– Be a young lady between the ages of 13 and 17
– Be a United States citizen.
– Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain Local Pageant.
– Meet character criteria as set forth by the MNCO Teen and MAO Teen organizations.
– Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements for serving as MNCO Teen.
– Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the local program in which you compete.
– Must not be eligible to compete in the Miss America Competition.


Local Outstanding Teen Pageants

At Large Contestant Criteria 

Updated 1-11-18

MNCOTeen offers an At Large entry option. A contestant wanting to compete At Large will be required to pay a $1000.00 entry fee.  All At Large contestants will apply for the title she would like to represent. Outstanding Teens interested in participating as an At Large contestant must compete in at least one Local Pageant. All At Large contestants must attend our Work Weekend Events: April 6-8, 2018. Work weekend will be held in Greensboro at the Embassy Suites Greensboro Airport.

NOTE:  Per MAOTeen regulations for the 2017-18 season

  • Any teen who elects to participate in an at-large capacity will represent herself as herself.  She may not assume a town, school, etc. title.  For instance, if a contestant pays the at-large fee, when she participates at MNCOTeen, she will be introduced as her name only in all instances under every circumstance – there will be no title associated with at-large contestants.  This includes the program book.
  • No at-large contestant will receive a crown, sash or title.

We will start accepting At Large entries February 18, 2018 thru March 10, 2018. To request your At Large Contestant Paperwork, email Vicki Young at during the time frame listed above.