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  • 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. You also cannot be duel enrolled with another tribe to be eligible.
  • Is there a blood quantum requirement?
    We do not discriminate against blood quantum, you must be an enrolled member citizen of 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.
  • Do I have to be enrolled in school to run?
    For Jr Miss, you must be enrolled in High School. For Miss, you must be enrolled in some form of higher education. This includes college or vocational school.
  • Do I have to speak the Mvskoke Language?
    No. If you do not speak the language, you will be assigned a language coach at Royalty Retreat.
  • Do I have to own Mvskoke Traditonal Regalia?
    If you do not own Mvskoke traditional attire, you may borrow clothing at Royalty Retreat for program portraits and there will be vendors available to order Mvskoke clothing from at Royalty Ready as well to help you prepare.
  • 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 (But may acquire clothing during Royalty Retreat) - Have access to reliable transportation - Must not be engaged, married, divorced or cohabitating with significant other - Cannot be pregnant or parenting - Must be drug and alcohol free *Other qualifications may apply as determined yearly.
  • 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) 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 theApplication Packet.
  • What should I do for the cultural talent/presentation?
    The cultural talent/presentations must highlight the Mvskoke culture. It 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. The letter must be 500 words maximum. Include: - Career ambition - Honors and Awards - Hobbies and interests - Activities - Interesting facts about yourself - Platform statement (describe the issue/cause that you'll promote during your reign)
  • 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. Examples of past platforms include: COVID-19 Awareness, Diabetes, Literacy, Language Preservation, MMIWG2S
  • Will you work around my extracurricular activities?
    The Pageant Committee works around school, extracurricular, grounds, church, and any other such activities whenever possible.
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