Outstanding Teen Competition & Judging
The competition has the same general criteria as the Miss New Hampshire and Miss America competitions. However, Instead of the swimsuit competition teen contestants perform a physical fitness routine.
A five to seven member panel of judges will judge all contestants in each area of competition. No Judge may serve on the panel if they are related to a contestant, has served as a teacher or mentor to a contestant, or has more than a passing acquaintanceship with any contestant. For local competitions, and during the Preliminary Competitions of the multi-night state competition, each Judge evaluates each contestant independently and marks his or her score sheet based on each competition, scoring from 1 - 10 points. The high and low scores for each competition are discarded.
When all phases of competition have been completed, the Judges will be handed a ballot with those five contestants who have acquired the most points. Each judge will then independently rank the five in order of how they believe the five should finish in the competition.
Scoring for Preliminary and Single Night Competitions