The Miss Earth United States competition is divided into several categories. These categories are designed to model after the international expectations of the Miss Earth competition as well as desired attributes of the winners. The judging panel will be announced in the weeks prior to the competition, consisting of experienced and unbiased members of the Communication, Entertainment, Fitness, Beauty, and/or Business fields.
Interview, Environmental Project, Photogenic, Social Media, Public Communication, Swimwear, Runway, Evening Gown
In all divisions, the Top 4 delegates will answer a final on-stage question to determine the winners and runners up
INTERVIEW (40 points per judge)
Each delegate will have a panel interview lasting 3-4 minutes. This is the chance for the judges to get to know each delegate personally. The judges will not have a bio; instead, each delegate will have approximately 30 seconds to introduce herself to the judging panel at the onset of the interview. Delegates should wear her own choice of professional and trendy dress, skirt set, or pant set. State sashes will be worn. Each delegate will be judged on her ability to fulfill a titleholder’s responsibilities. Judges will assign a score based on communication skills, personality, personal appearance, sense of accomplishment, and goals within her title. Delegates will not be scored on their opinions or personal beliefs.
SWIMWEAR (30 points per judge)
Delegates will wear her own choice of one or two-piece swimwear. Delegate should provide her own nude, clear or crystal/rhinestone stilettos. Each delegate will be evaluated on her overall physical health and lifestyle. She will be judged on her level of confidence necessary to be a titleholder. Judges will assign a score based on the delegate’s physical fitness, confidence, composure, and display of drive, energy and charisma.
EVENING GOWN (30 points per judge)
Each delegate will wear her own choice of evening gown, which must touch the floor and must be age appropriate. Each delegate will be assessed on her poise, grace, and commanding stage presence. Each delegate will be judged on her total look. Judges will assign a score based on the delegate’s beauty, carriage and grace, personality, and stage presence, as well as her sense of style.
RUNWAY (20 points per judge)
Delegates will wear a trendy or classy outfit in WHITE with accents of gold, silver or crystal. Each delegate will be assessed on her poise, personality, and commanding stage presence. Judges will not score based on the wardrobe selection. Score is based on the contestant’s beauty, carriage, personality, and overall stage presence.
PHOTOGENIC (10 points per judge)
Delegates will submit an official headshot prior to the competition which may not have hands covering the face and may not include a crown or sash. Each delegate will be assessed on her natural beauty in this photograph. The Photogenic category will be scored only after the Interview, allowing the judge to compare face-to-face beauty as well. Judges will assign a score based on the delegate's photo beauty, in-person beauty, healthy appearance (skin, hair, nails, teeth), and sense of style.
SOCIAL MEDIA (20 points per judge)
Each delegate is provided a Facebook title fanpage. She will be assessed on her quality of posts, relevancy and engagement with her fanbase during the month prior to the pageant. Twitter and Instagram tools may also be used. A multimedia sponsor will assign a score based on these attributes.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT (20 points per judge)
During the month prior to the pageant, delegates are required to take on a major role with an environmental activity in their community. This may be planning a clean up, speaking to a school or community center, producing a video, or participating in a nationwide service day. More information will be issued to delegates. Judges will assign a score based on completion and documentation of the project.
PUBLIC COMMUNICATION (30 points per judge)
Delegates will provide a one-minute introduction video. The video need not be filmed or edited professionally, but should be of exceptional visual and audio quality. Additional details will be provided to the delegates. Judges will assign a score based on completion of video, personality, communication skills, overall impact.
Each delegate in the Top 4 will be asked one question while wearing her evening gown. The answer should be approximately 30 seconds. The same question will be asked in each division. Scoring will be based on this answer combined with the judge's overall impression of the delegate throughout the competition. The delegate must be charismatic, articulate, impactful, able to handle the pressure of large crowds, and must answer the question asked.