Interview Competition (40%)
Contestant interviews kick-off the first day of competition and sets the tone for the excitement to come. Each contestant spends 5 minutes in a relaxed setting with our esteemed judges. She is asked a series of pointed questions to assist the panel in learning more about her successes, talents, goals and ambitions. The focus is on her poise, charm, self-confidence, ability to communicate effectively, as well as the substance of her answers.
Formal Wear Competition (30%)
This most glamorous portion of the competition allows the contestant to show-off her elegance and beauty. Judges are looking for her to captivate everyone with her overall appearance and “wow” them with her keen sense of style. She’s assessed specifically on the beauty of her face, figure, self-confidence, poise, choice of accessories, and of course, the actual design and fit of her gown of choice.
Creative Wear Competition (20%)
The creative wear category adds a little fun to the event by allowing the contestant to showcase her creative side. Contestants may choose the type, style and color of their attire (cultural, state impression, high fashion). Judges are evaluating her sense of fashion, creativeness, style, personality, and level of confidence.
On Stage Question (10%)
Bringing it all together, the contestant is presented the opportunity to share her unique perspective, core values, and personality. She will be posed a question, and as she responds, she is assessed on her articulation, quality of response, confidence, and appearance. This is her time to confirm why she should be crowned Ms./Mrs. Corporate America!
MCA judges are carefully selected based on their positive contributions to local and international communities either as individuals or through organizations. We seek judges that appreciate the full value of women in their everyday lives and are able to glean these qualities in the MCA contestants.
For the competition, we hand-pick 5-7 judges to evaluate the contestants. Our judges comprise of one or more of the categories listed below. We do our best to represent diversity in the panel to ensure there’s consideration of various perspectives embodied by the contestants:
- News/Radio Personality
- Government Official/Community Advocate
- Pageant Queen
- Prominent Business Woman
- Pageant Coach
- Women’s Non-Profit Organization Representative