Frequently asked questions

Do you have to be enrolled in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to run?


Yes, all contestants will need to provide proof of citizenship with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.




How old do you have to be to run?


For the role of Miss Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the ages are 18-24. For the role of Jr. Miss Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the ages are 14-17. All ages are by January 1 of current application year.




What are the other qualifications?


Contestants must: - Have GPA of 2.5 or higher - Be enrolled in school (high school or college) - Reside in the state of Oklahoma - Own or have access to traditional Mvskoke clothing - Never been married, conceived a child, and not cohabitating with significant other Other qualifications may apply as determined yearly, check the Pageant page for updated and more detailed qualifications.




Do you have to live in Oklahoma?


Yes, the contestant must reside in the state of Oklahoma.




What is the judging criteria?


The Pageant changes from year to year, but generally there are 4 stages, each with their own tasks. For example: Stage 1: Due with Application - Introduction Letter (20 points) Stage 2: Due at the Royalty Retreat - Essay (30 points) - Mvskoke Knowledge Quiz (10 bonus points) Stage 3: Due Day of the Pageant - Interview (40 points) - Social Interaction (20 points) Stage 4: Due at the Pageant - Self-Introduction & Traditional Dress (30 points) - Cultural Talent/Presentation (40 points) - Impromptu Question (40 points) Judging criteria and point scales are subject to change every year, check the Pageant page for updated information in the Application Packet.




What should I do for the cultural talent/presentation?


The cultural talent/presentations may consist of, but not limited to: singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, dramatic reading, speech, storytelling, art display, dress designing, etc.




What should be included in the Introduction Letter?


Contestants should include information about who they are, what makes them the best candidate, and how they will use the title to promote their platform and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.




What is a platform?


A platform is a cause, issue, or subject that contestants hope to bring awareness or a solution to throughout their reign.





Still have unanswered questions? Email us and we'll be happy to get you the answers you need. 

PO Box 580

Okmulgee, OK 74447

MCNpageant@mcn-nsn.gov

 

Tel: 918-549-2601

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