2020 NATIONAL FINALS
July 25-26, 2020
THE MAGIC CITY AWAITS...
Hilton Garden Inn Miami Airport West
3550 NW 74th Ave, Miami, FL 33122
Miss American Teen and Collegiate National Finals 2020 will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2020 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn Miami Airport West, which will be the host hotel for all delegates. The hotel is centrally located with an airport shuttle and easy access to Miami's major roadways. The hotel has previously hosted our Florida state pageant and the staff is eagerly awaiting our return!
Top Model Agency Model Search
During Pageant Week, Miss American Teen and Collegiate will be hosting an exclusive model casting for the top modeling agencies and industry leaders with offices in Miami, Miami Beach and South Florida. This is a unique opportunity for delegates with a serious interest in modeling to get seen and possibly signed by a major model and talent agency. As the third largest modeling market in the U.S., with the second largest Fashion Week , the Miami modeling market provides great opportunity to obtain work with major corporate clients and appear in top fashion magazines around the world. Miami is a major year-round destination for fashion photography as well as the host of the largest resort/swim wear fashion event in the country ("Swim Miami").
The Model Search is being hosted by Trendsetter Models, provided free of charge to registered National delegates and is not open to the public. It is not a scored event, nor a competition. Pre-registration along with submission of photographs for our model composite book, is required. A complete list of confirmed agencies who will be casting models based on the composite book and in-person interviews will be provided in advance. All participating agencies have been carefully vetted by MATC. Based on enrollment, MATC may increase or reduce the number of agencies participating in this casting. Sign-up for more information.
COVID-19 Refund Policy Update
Due to travel and meeting restrictions from the COVID-19 Pandemic, MATC has decided to revise its Refund Policy to take into account the possibility of having to cancel our in-person 2020 National Pageant. Our goal is to produce our National Pageant with a start date during the Summer, but no later than Labor Day Weekend, September 4-7, 2020. Should it not be feasible, or permissible to produce the pageant during the target time frame, we will provide prepaid delegates (who registered before May 15, 2020) with full refunds, less any out-of-pocket purchases we have made on their behalf (primarily the cost of a custom sash with rhinestones, state crown and postage, a $120 expense). Alternatively, delegates may opt to roll-over their enrollment to our 2021 National Pageant at the same fee as the missed pageant, provided they continue to meet eligibility requirements. Unfortunately, we cannot refund or reimburse any payments made directly to vendors, such as hotel, transportation, photography, hair and makeup, paid seminars or coaching. Delegates should inquire directly the refund policies of such vendors.
In lieu of an in-person National Pageant, delegates may be offered an opportunity to participate in a Virtual National Pageant to compete for 2020 National titles at a reduced fee. Delegates may opt-out of participation in the Virtual National Pageant, should it be offered. However, in doing so (i.e., proceeding with a refund) surrenders their 2020 title for possible reassignment to another participating delegate.