South Dakota Miss Amazing is a point of light with statewide impact.
In April 2015, South Dakota hosted its first annual Miss Amazing Pageant at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. During that first year, we had six girls and women participate in our event.
After gaining experience from hosting its first year's pageant, South Dakota Miss Amazing worked tirelessly to spread the word about our "one of a kind" event. We gained sponsors and volunteers, who helped our organization grow, allowing us to widen our net and provide more opportunities to our participants. As another part of our promotion process, we also adopted North Dakota, a state who does not yet have a pageant of its own.
In April 2016, we hosted our second Miss Amazing Pageant at Augustana University. In our second year, we grew from 6 participants to almost 40 participants - a very exciting growth rate! We partnered with Augustana University football for another year and these young men escorted our amazing participants onto the stage. In addition, we were able to provide hair and makeup application to our participants, which the participants loved! Throughout the event, everyone involved was smiling, laughing, and having fun.
Our goal for South Dakota Miss Amazing is to continue our growth. In 2017, we hope to host 75 participants, roughly 80 buddies or volunteers, and raise $14,000 by gaining even more sponsors. This year, our event will again be hosted at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD and we will be splitting our event into two days to accommodate our goals.
NURTURE A SISTERHOOD
We offer a chance for women from different walks of life to learn from each other and develop a valuable support system.
We provide opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to test their boundaries and toke on new challenges.
We provide a public platform for girls and women with disabilities to define themselves on their own terms and dispel stereotypes.
Meet the Queens
Meet the queens who will be representing South Dakota at the National Miss Amazing Pageant! Scroll over their pictures to learn more about each queen.