On May 27, Miss South Padre Island 2017, will be crowned.

Don’t miss the opportunity to become a leader by winning this prestigious title.

Elite Productions is seeking applicants who live in the Rio Grande Valley and are between the ages of 5 and 24.

The age divisions are Princess 5-6, Little Miss 7-8, Pre-Teen 9-11, Jr. Teen 12-14, Teen 15-18, and Miss 19-24.

“We are excited and can’t wait to meet the contestants,” said Minerva Olivarez, Executive Director of Elite Productions.

All winners will receive a beautiful rhinestone tiara, custom embroidered sash, custom rose bouquet, a glass-cut trophy, rhinestone crown pin, and an incredible prize package.

The winner of the teen division will receive a $500 scholarship, and the winner of the miss division will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Winners will also have the opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering their time with events throughout their reign.

The deadline to register is May 24, 2017.

Contestants will be judged on their performance in three areas: personal interview, formal wear, and beachwear. Participants do not need any previous experience to compete.

The beachwear portion of the competition will be held at Clayton’s on May 26 at 4 p.m., and the full pageant will be held at the South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau on May 27 at 7 p.m.

The winner will be eligible to compete in the Miss United States Pageant in 2018.