State Competition


Following guidance from state and local officials, changes are being made to the 2020 Mississippi Miss Hospitality program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the 2020 Official Competition Guide for details and watch our video from 2019 Mississippi Miss Hospitality, Kasey Pearson.

State Competition Requirements

  • Local contestants must participate in virtual preliminary competition held June 16 and 17, 2020.
  • Each contestant must submit a complete Official Competition Packet no later than May 29, 2020. 
  • Contestants must sell at least two (2) full pages of advertising in the Mississippi Miss Hospitality program book. 
  • If a contestant is currently enrolled in an out-of-state college or university and wins the state title, she must immediately enroll in a college or university in Mississippi. A scholarship will be provided.
  •  Contestants must do their own hair and makeup at the State Competition. No one will be allowed in the accommodations or backstage prior to competition. 

State Competitions & Judging

Panel Interview Competition (Preliminary) 
Mississippi Speech Competition (Preliminary) 
Application, Education, Community Involvement, and Honors (Preliminary) 
Overall Presentation (Preliminary) 
Community Commercial Competition (On-Stage) 

Evening Gown Competition (On-Stage) 

Interview Competition (On-Stage)

A Top Ten will be announced based on preliminary scoring. Top Ten contestants will proceed to on-stage competition in July in Hattiesburg, MS. 

Outside of Top Ten, other awards include: Top 3 Speech, Top Ad Sales, Spirit of Miss Hospitality, Most Photogenic, and Social Media Challenge.