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The 2017 Miss America Pageant (crowning Miss America 2018) will be held in Atlantic City, NJ, starting with preliminary competition on September 6, 7 & 8.  The Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade will be held on Saturday, September 9th and then the final night of the Miss America Pageant will be on Sunday, September 10th and broadcast live on ABC!  Below you will find information on badges, tickets and hotel rates. We hope to see you in Atlantic City!

Miss America Credentials/Badges

The official 2018 Miss America badge/credential is required for certain events and issued for identification and security purposes.  Badges allow access to Open Rehearsals (cameras are not permitted), the Miss America Trade Show and Contestant Visitation after Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Preliminary Competition Nights.  For the final night of competition, an After Party ticket will need to be purchased and details on After Party tickets will be posted soon.

Badge orders with complete payment of $40 must be received by Friday, August 4th.   All badges require a recent photograph of the proposed badge holder.   If the proposed badge holder received a badge for the National Finals last year, then their photo is already on file.  All badge holders must be approved by the State ED and must be in good standing with the state and national organization.

To order a badge you must pay $40 via PayPal link below using your credit or debit card or pay by mailing your check (made payable to Miss Kentucky Scholarship Org) to Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization at 251 Chippen Dale Circle #1133, Lexington, KY 40517.  If mailing a check it MUST arrive by August 4th (not just postmarked August 4th). 

Secondly, you must email your request for a badge to Justin Rains, State ED, at misskentuckyprogram@yahoo.com.  Include with your email request the name of each person who has purchased a badge on your order, a photo of each person included in your order attached in .jpg format (unless you received a badge last year) and also include one of the following affiliations for each individual on your order: Miss KY state volunteer, Miss KY local volunteer, current contestant in the Miss America or MAO Teen program, former Miss Kentucky or former state titleholder, guest of a state or local volunteer, child of state or local volunteer, family member or friend of Miss KY.  Please also note in your email any requests for badges for individuals age 20 or younger as they will receive a special badge. 

If you have any questions regarding badges or the badge process please contact Justin Rains at misskentuckyprogram@yahoo.com


The 2018 Miss America Ticket Information is now available to Friends and Family.  Like last year, those in the Friends and Family category can order their own tickets and will still be seated with the state delegation.

Each person in the Friends and Family category that places an order will have the tickets emailed directly to their inbox closer to competition.

  The message of “Opening Soon” is misleading when you initially click on the link. This message is there because the site is currently closed to the public.

Please follow the directions below to enter the site and place your order.


1. Click the link here: 2018 Miss America Competition Tickets


2. Click in the upper right corner where it says "Enter Using Password" then type the password:  Savvy2018.  Do not forget to capitalize the S in Savvy. 


3. It will take you directly to the site to order your tickets.


Immediately following the final night of competition you can join the class of 2018 and our newly-crowned Miss America, for a night of dancing and festivities at the Official Miss America After Party in the Palladium Ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City.

This year they will be providing seating and tables for the first 500 attendees to arrive, so be sure to purchase your tickets to enjoy this wonderful celebration of our 97th Miss America Competition!  Featuring a cash bar and butler-served hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening, you’ll also rock, disco and dance while a DJ plays all the songs you love!!


Entry to the party will be with a scanned ticket, streamlining your access—for your added enjoyment, there is also a cash bar. So be there for the fun and share the comradery of our iconic competition, visiting with Miss America 2018 and her court!!


The seating and tables are on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your tickets now to be one of the first to arrive!

To Purchase visit:  https://tix.extremetix.com/webtix/4370



This year, all parade seating is reserved.  Tickets will be automatically delivered to your email address after the purchase is complete. To order parade tickets, please visit

Once on the site you will need to click on the section and then click the seat(s) of your choice. 


Several Atlantic City hotels are offering reduced rates during Miss America week.  Click on the pdf file below (must have Adobe Reader to view).



For more information about the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Pageant please contact us at:

Miss Kentucky Scholarship Pageant
Attention: Justin Rains, Executive Director
251 Chippen Dale Circle #1133
Lexington, KY  40517
Phone: (859) 420-6193
Email: misskentuckyprogram@yahoo.com

Visit the official Miss America website: