Frequently Asked Questions
“When did the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America competition begin?“
The first competition was in March of 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla.
“What age do I have to be to compete in the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America system?”
Contestants must be between the ages of 21 and 65.
For the “Ms.” division, can I be divorced?”
Applicants of the Ms. Corporate America system can be single, divorced, or widowed.
“For the “Mrs.” division, can I be separated?”
It’s important that applicants of the Mrs. Corporate America system are “happily married.” Husbands escort their wives during the formal wear category of the competition, and as a potential winner, you’ll need your husband’s support during your reign.
“Is there an entry fee to compete in the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America system?”
Yes. The entry fee for the competition is $900 (includes optional full-page ad in the MCA Program Guide). Payment plans are available. The entry fee can be paid by yourself, sponsors, family or friends. We’ll acknowledge all business sponsors in the official MCA Program Guide (given to contestants, volunteers, staff, sponsors, community officials, and national women-owned businesses). Partial scholarships and sponsorships are awarded to contestants based on need and availability.
“What does the entry fee cover?”
The entry fee covers your sash embroidered with your regional title, the MCA Program Guide, a gift bag filled with sponsored items, a professional workshop, photo shoot, some meals, transportation, and numerous other production-related expenses.
“Are titles awarded based on the state in which I live?”
At-large titles are awarded based on the city/county and state you live in. There are no state preliminaries at this time.
“When and where will the 2019 national competition be held?”
The 2019 national competition will be 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate in Orlando, Fla.
“Am I required to stay at a certain hotel during the competition weekend?”
Yes. All contestants must stay at the host hotel during the competition weekend.
“Do you recommend contestants hire a competition coach?”
“What expenses am I responsible for during the competition weekend?”
Contestants are required to pay for their travel expenses, hotel accommodations, competition wardrobe, hair, makeup and some meals.
“Do I need competition experience to compete in the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America system?”
No experience is necessary! Many contestants in our system have never competed in a competition before.
“How do I know if my profession qualifies to compete in the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America system?”
Many professions are accepted into the competition. If you would like to know if your profession would be accepted, email your request to [email protected]
“Can I compete in the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America system if I don’t have any community involvement?”
Part of a winner’s platform is to promote a cause or charity of choice, therefore we encourage applicants to have past or current community involvement.
“What are the competition categories?”
Interview, Fitness Wear, Formal Wear, and On-Stage Questions. There is no swimsuit or talent competition. For more information on the competition categories, see our Judging Criteria.
“What are the requirements of the MCA queens?”
The MCA queens become the voice and image of professional women across America for a term of one year. They will be responsible for conducting professional workshops, doing national radio and television broadcasts, attending seminars, participating in charitable events, and speaking to audiences about their platform.