The Miss University of Georgia Pageant is a program that has existed for over 100 years on campus.  The 2024 Miss UGA Scholarship Pageant was held on Saturday, January 20, 2024.   Carson Bridges was crowned as the new Miss UGA.  The court included (from right to left) Anna E. Mercer, 4th Runner Up; Landon Knight, 2nd Runner Up; Carson Bridges; Madison Hufstetler, 1st Runner Up; Mattie Lane, 3rd Runner up.  The pageant is an official Miss America Preliminary and is sponsored by the Department of Engagement, Leadership and Service.


The Miss University of Georgia Pageant is open to any UGA woman who is enrolled in the 2023-2024 school year. There is no fee to enter the pageant and the only expenses you may incur are what you chose to wear. The application is on the bottom of this page and is due November 30th.

  • Applause? – Receive recognition for your efforts and your community
  • Personal Development  – Gain valuable experience and develop life skills
  • Crown & Awards – Receive a scholarship toward tuition and a crown/sash
  • Adventure – Represent your University & Community – make personal appearences.
  • Sisterhood! Make new friends with other like-minded motivated women.
  • Growth – Foster a positive, self-motivated mindset to achieve your goals.
  • Your birth year should be between 1996-2006
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Single
  • No legal dependents
  • Be a University of Georgia student enrolled Fall semester 2023 & Spring 2024
  • (more detailed information is available)
  • Submit an application prior to November 30th, 2023
  • Print out the following resources and complete as required:
    • Miss University of Georgia Job Description
    • Dates/Meetings/Reheaersals Information
    • Headshots information
    • Miss America Contestant Contract (required)
    • Miss UGA Contract Addedum
    • Interview Fact Sheet (required)
    • Community Service Initiative (CSI) (required)
    • Production and Talent Information (required)
    • Talent music emailed no later than January 5th, 2024
  • Attend an orientation meeting on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 @ 2:30 and bring the required forms and documents noted above to the meeting.
  • The Miss University of Georgia Pageant is a local preliminary of the Miss America Organization. The winner of this local pageant will move on to compete in the Miss Georgia Pageant held in Columbus, Georgia in June 2024.
  • The new Miss University of Georgia will be required to attend the Miss Georgia Orientation Forum meeting the first weekend in March, 2024 held in Columbus, Georgia.
  • The Miss University of Georgia Pageant will consist of several phases of competition to be judged by a panel of five men and women
    • Private 10 minute interview on Saturday, January 20, 2024
    • On-Stage competition (Saturday, January 20, 2024) consisting of
      • Talent (90 seconds)
      • Health & Fitness (model in RED fitness or workout attire)
      • Evening Gown (model your own selection)
      • On Stage Conversation (a question asked by the emcee)
  • Contestants will be required to attend an orientation meeting on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 2:30 in the Tate Student Center
  • Contestants will be required to attend 2 rehearsals the week of the pageant
  • There is no entry fee to enter the pageant. However, the winner will be required to make a small entry fee to the MAO prior to competing in the Miss Georgia Pageant.
Miss UGA contestant speaking into a microphone.
2024 Miss UGA with flowers.

Carson Bridges is a 21 year old fourth year student from Carnesville, GA majoring in Human Development and Family Science.   Her career ambition is to become an Occupational Therapist focusing on Pediatrics.  Carson has been involved in numerous campus activities including the Red Hotz Competition Dance Team, the Georgettes Dance Team, UGA Baptist Student Ministry, and the UGA Homecoming Executive Committee.   Her Community Service Initiative is SPARC, the social initiative to get vital information to parents for the best start for their children. 


Applications for the 2024 Miss University of Georgia Pageant are open until December 3rd, 2023.