When is Nationals? Who Can Compete?
July 17-23, 2022 in Orlando, Florida! Open to girls between the ages of 0+ years (age as of Jan. 1, 2022).
All potential contestants MUST submit a contestant application. Apply now through the UM Website!
What are the Age Divisions?
Age cutoff, age as of January 1, 2022.
Universal Baby (0-2 yrs), Universal Mini (3-6 yrs), Universal Young Miss (7-9 yrs), Universal Preteen (10-12 yrs), Universal Teen (13-16 yrs), Universal Junior Miss (17-20 yrs), Universal Miss (21-29 yrs), Universal Elite Miss (30+)
What are the required competitions?
Ages 0-6 years: Formal Wear (dress), Open Fashion (outfit of choice), Interview, Meet & Greet (meet and play with the judges).
Percentage of each competition to contestant's score- Formal Wear 30%, Open Fashion 30%, Interview 30%, Meet & Greet 10%.
Ages 7+ years: Formal Wear (dress), Open Fashion (outfit of choice), Interview, Personal Introduction.
Percentage of each competition to contestant's score- Formal Wear 30%, Open Fashion 30%, Interview 30%, Personal Introduction 10%.
What parties/banquets will be on the schedule?
Yes, the required competitions do take a huge chunk of the week, but there's always time for some great parties and events for ALL!
Black Tie Affair: This will be an opening event like no other. A full on black-tie formal affair. Dinner will be plated and served followed by an opening show with the announcement of the official judges, special performances, and introduction of the fabulous Universal Miss Staff.
Pool-ooza: Fun dance party, pool side!! Let's have some pool fun in Sunny Florida!!
UM Day: Be ready to get out of the hotel and let your hair down to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. No competition events will be scheduled for this day. You, your friends, and family can enjoy the day off! This event will happen mid-week of competition.
Closing Banquet/Awards Breakfast: So bittersweet, it's our last event of the week. We will recap the highlights of the week, formally announce the newly crowned National Winners and crown Universal Photogenic and alternates, Contestants Choice, Prettiest/Best, and Overall High Point winner. It will be a great way to close a wonderful week of competition.
Which Hotel will be the Home of Nationals 2022?
The B Resort & Spa will be the host hotel for all staged events and will house all our contestants/chaperones, UM staff and directors. Guests can take advantage of our great group rates. It is required for all contestants and their chaperones to stay at the host hotel during all days of competition. Contestant's entry fee covers the cost of their hotel stay, excluding additional days, incidents, and parking. As an official Walt Disney World® Hotel, B Resort & Spa allows you to revel in the excitement of the theme parks, found just outside our doors, as well as benefits exclusive to our guests. Enjoy Disney FastPass+ service, Extra Magic Hours, complimentary shuttles to and from the parks, and walking distance to Disney Springs.
How much does it cost to enter?
Package 1 & 2 entry fees include overall competitions, 1 contestant badge, 1 chaperone badge, t-shirt for UM Meet & Greet/Personal Introduction, Party Packet - includes tickets to all parties/banquets for contestant and chaperone, hotel for mandatory pageant dates for contestant and chaperone and 1 program book. Package 3 includes all the above with exception of an additional hotel room, package 3 contestants will stay in the hotel with their sibling that selects Package 1.
Package 1 = $2,000 Contestant/Chaperone share a room with another Contestant/Chaperone (application fee is deducted from this fee)
Package 2 = $2,350 Private room for Contestant/Chaperone (application fee is deducted from this fee)
Package 3 = $980 Sister shares a room with sister who selects Package 2 (application fee is deducted from this fee)
*Optional competitions and additional room nights will be available for additional costs.
Easy pay plans are available for all packages - we work with all budgets!