“The 2017 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
From Historic Boardwalk Hall In Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ (March 24, 2016) – The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions, and ABC announced today that the 96th Miss America Competition will return to Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network.  The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their home states and territories compete to bring home the crown. All the contestants boast serious smarts and substantial talents, which will result in an intense competition for the coveted Miss America title. After a tough competition between the states and territories, there will only be one left standing when the evening concludes.
“We are thrilled to rejoin our friends in Atlantic City for another three years,” said Sam Haskell, Executive Chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization. “Miss America and dick clark productions are proud to continue to embrace the tradition and memories of producing our competition in the city where it all began 95 years ago!”
“The 2017 Miss America Competition” follows three days of Preliminary Competitions and a variety of Miss America events held on and around the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk including the annual “Steel Pier Miracle Mile Walk” featuring all 52 contestants on a charity walk to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on Friday, September 9, and the highly-anticipated “Show Us Your Shoes” Parade held on Saturday, September 10.
dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2017 Miss America Competition.”
Ticket on sale information for “The 2017 Miss America Competition” will be announced soon. 
For more information on “The 2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $13 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; and “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

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