Thank you for taking the time to consider competing for the Miss Great Lakes & Miss South Bend Scholarship Pageant–a local preliminary competition within the Miss Indiana and Miss America Organizations. We are extremely excited to provide you with the 2020 Competition Information! We have an incredible team that aims to make not only a memorable pageant day but also a great year for the future Miss Great Lakes and Miss South Bend and Outstanding Teens.

Once again this year, we will be giving out four titles!  Miss Great Lakes & Miss South Bend as well as Miss Great Lakes’ and Miss South Bend’s Outstanding Teen will all be crowning their successors on September 15, 2019. This means you have double the chance of taking home a crown when you compete!

All paperwork can be found below!

Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions!

Date: September 15, 2019

Check-In: 9:00 AM CST

Location: TBD

Tentative Schedule: TBA

Miss Eligibility*: Counties of FultonLake, LaPorte, Marshall, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Jasper, and Newton and the colleges in these counties.

* If you reside in any of the aforementioned counties, you are eligible for both the title of Miss South Bend and Miss Great Lakes.

Teen Eligibility: Open

Important Dates: 

TODAY: All contestant paperwork is available! Please see the “Miss South Bend and Miss Great Lakes Checklist” to assist in completing all paperwork. Once completed, please email all documents to AND We will send a confirmation of receipt of documents as we receive them.

August 25, 2019***: Program Ad Deadline

September 1, 2019**: Paperwork Deadline

September 15, 2019: Miss South Bend and Miss Great Lakes Pageant Day!

*Deadline is tentative. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need any help with paperwork. We would love to support any way we can! Email us at with any questions.

**While Program Ads are not required, they are strongly encouraged. They are a great fundraising opportunity for yourself as well as help us provide more scholarship money for our contestants. For more information on how this can be a fundraising opportunity, feel free to reach out!




  • Miss: While there is no entrance fee for Miss contestants, there is fundraising requirement of $100 for the Children’s Miracle Network. This must be completed through and online portal and prior to the pageant. Check cannot be accepted the day of the pageant.
  • Teen: Entrance fee of $150 is due prior to competition. You mail it ahead of time or bring it with you to Check-In.

If you have any questions related to qualifications, please let us know.

If you have any questions or need help in any way, we would love to help in any way that we can! Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns! We look forward to having you with us!