Any female of Indian origin (regardless of her place of birth) between the ages of 13 and 17 inclusive (on December 31st of the year she participates), never married and never having had a child, is eligible to participate.
The contestant must behave in a manner befitting the title of Miss Teen India USA. The IFC is NOT RESPONSIBLE for the contestant or any of her personal belongings. The IFC is only responsible for the meals for the contestants on the day of the pageant.
The pageant will consist of four segments (1) Indian Dress; (2) Evening Gown (3) Talent and (4) Question and Answer. Segments 1-3 will take place on Saturday, December 1. On Sunday, December 2, all contestants will present themselves in Indian attire and the top five will move on to the Question and Answer segment. After the Question/Answer round, there will be the announcement of sub-contest winners and the crowning of Miss Teen India USA. Since Miss Teen India USA is a conservative pageant, proper attire for all segments is mandatory. No indecent attire will be permitted. The IFC, in its sole discretion, retains the right to alter the format. The IFC may also give franchise to a reputable individual/organization to conduct Miss Teen India USA.
Due to time constraints, all contestants will be allowed 3 minutes for the talent category (NO EXCEPTIONS ARE PERMITTED TO THIS RULE). The contestants must notify the IFC of any special technical requirements ahead of time. THE CONTESTANT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE ANYONE ON STAGE DURING THE TALENT SEGMENT (I.E. MODELS, BACKUP MUSICIANS ETC.)
Judges will be selected for Miss Teen India USA by the IFC. They will be eminent respected members of the Indian, American and International Community. The IFC reserves the right to appoint all such judges. THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES, ONCE TABULATED, IS FINAL. THE IFC BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES.
The foregoing rules are subject to change by the IFC. All decisions regarding the eligibility of the contestant and the conduct of the Miss Teen India USA in general are subject to the ultimate approval of the IFC.