Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador 

A Leadership Program for Young Women ages 13-18 

How You Are Evaluated

Preliminary Competition

Interview - 50%

Public Speaking - 20%

Academics - 15%

Fitness/Healthy Living - 10%

On-stage Introduction - 5%

The above scores are totaled to determine the Top 5, each of whom are then asked an impromptu question. These questions are compiled from information provided on participant applications. The impromptu question is worth - 10% 

The impromptu question scores are then added to the accumulated totals to determine the 

4th Runner-up, 3rd Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up, 1st Runner-up and Winner.

Participant scores are confidentially provided by individual judges for the various competition disciplines and tabulated by an independent auditor, with whom the results are kept until the final announcements are made. All scores remain the property of Miss Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Incorporated and NOT provided to participants.

Competition Descriptions

Interview - This consists of a list of pre-selected questions which all participants answer. Listen carefully to each question, respond to the judge who asked you, but maintain eye contact with the entire judging panel. Handle difficult or awkward questions with confidence and skill, and don't be afraid to let your sense of humor and personality shine through. Relax, it’s just a conversation.

Public Speaking - An important attribute and quality of a titleholder is the ability to demonstrate a sense of composure, confidence and intelligence when speaking in public. Speeches should be no longer than 75 seconds. The use of notes is permitted, but should not be relied on. Participants will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate empathy and a realistic understanding of their chosen topic.

Academics - Participants are required to complete an academic test comprised of opinion-based essay questions. Essays are evaluated on structure, content, and ideas supporting your opinion.

Healthy Living - Participants are required to complete a physical fitness test which is conducted by qualified fitness instructors at a recognized fitness centre. 

On-Stage Introduction - This is the portion of the competition where participants introduce themselves and thank their sponsors (if applicable). They are judged on articulation, and confidence.

Impromptu Question - The Top 5 finalists respond to a final question based on information provided in their applications.