All interested adult participants (18- 29 Years of age) must register as Miss Black America Contestants by applying on line or submitting an application form at an official registration site and paying a $50.00 application fee.

All local MBA Adult contestants (those who compete in Official MBA City Pageants) will compete in a Local Preliminary MBA Pageant to select the top ten in Swimsuits; the top ten in Talent; and, the top ten in projection (answering a question) The winner of the Official City Pageant advances to the national competition.


MBA Adult Contestants who reside outside of the Official MBA Pageant Cities, or in any city where an MBA Pageant is not held, may enter directly into the National Final MBA Competition as an MBA Contestant-At-Large.

All Adult MBA contestants must compete in the following phases of competition:

  • Swimsuit Competition
  • Talent (2 minutes max)
  • Question & Answer

2015-16 National Miss Black America Adult Competition 
Winning contestants compete for the coveted title “Miss Black America” and luxurious prize package.