The Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition announced today that Knoxville will be the 2019 host city and the competition will take place at Thompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus.

The three nights of preliminary competitions will take place Wed. through Fri., June 26-28 followed by the Miss Tennessee Finals on Saturday, June 29 at 7:00p.m. The 2019 Competition marks the dawning of a new day for the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition. This year’s show will highlight women from all walks of life who are advancing the message of female empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact.

“ Visit Knoxville is proud to partner with Miss Tennessee and we are looking forward to this event coming to Knoxville,” said Kim Bumpas, President of Visit Knoxville. “The Miss Tennessee Competition is a time-honored tradition focused on scholarships for women and Knoxville is proud to welcome this program that so highly values education to our community.”

The Miss Tennessee Board of Directors has made a commitment to make Miss Tennessee a state-wide competition. They will work with local city and county leaders to provide an exciting opportunity, and location, that will prepare the winner of Miss Tennessee to serve as our state’s ambassador at Miss America.

Tickets for “The 2019 Miss Tennessee Competition” go on sale in March and can be purchased at www.misstennessee.org66

The Miss America Foundation is the largest provider of big college scholarships to young women in the U.S. The Miss America Organization, comprised of more than 50 licensed funding groups, is responsible for millions of dollars in scholarship aid at the local, state, and national level.

Lanna Keck-Smith 
Executive Director