Talent Competition - Judges are looking for artistic expressions, technical skills, and stage presence, an overall performance expressed in 2 minutes or less in the following divisions: Miss, Miss Plus, Teen, Preteen and Princess
One winner per division will win a $150 cash prize.
Miss Photogenic - Contestants who have the most beautiful photo in the following divisions: Miss, Miss Plus, Teen, Preteen and Princess
One winner per division will win a $75 cash prize.
Miss Cover Girl Miss Cover Girl is the Cover Model for Miss Black America Coed. Her picture will be featured on the cover of the Souvenir book and 2017-2018 marketing material. The winner is chosen based upon her photo and souvenir book ad sales. $1,000 in ad sales is the minimum required to win this award. This is an open competition to all divisions, but only one person will win.
The People’s Choice The People’s Choice winner is the contestant who receives the most votes in the People’s Choice competition. 250 minimum votes is required to compete for this award.
Miss Congeniality Miss Congeniality is the contestant who is voted as the friendliest by her fellow contestants at the national pageant. This competition is open to all divisions.
Miss Hospitality Miss Hospitality is the contestant who sales the most pre-sale tickets.
Leader of the Year Miss Hospitality The Leader of the Year Impact Award is given to the contestant who shows outstanding leadership and has the largest impact on her community by hosting the largest combined number of students during her MBAC Charm Schools.
Scholar of the Year The Scholar of the Year Award is given to the contestant who donates the most tutoring hours as a part of her community service initiative. The contestant must have minimum 3.0 GPA for the 2016-2017 academic calendar year or a cumulative 3.0 GPA overall.