The Miss Tri-Cities Scholarship Pageant invites all women between the ages of 13 and 24 to enter the competition to be held during the week of the Water Follies in July.

It's been a staple of the Water Follies and summer activities in the Tri-Cities, even before the hydroplanes began running on the Columbia.

The pageant also includes the Miss Tri-Cities Oustanding Teen competition, which covers ages 13-17.

Over $25,000 in scholarships will be available for winners and both the Miss Tri-Cities and Outstanding Teen winners will have the opportunity to compete in the Washington state competitions.

The Miss Tri-Cities Pageant is also officially affiliated with the Miss America Pageant; if Miss Tri-Cities wins the Miss Washington title, she will compete for Miss America.

To get information and details, go to the official website,rtr

Entrants cannot be older than 24 as of Dec. 31, 2016. For the Miss Outstanding Teen, entrants cannot be younger than 13, older than 17, and cannot be a graduating senior in 2016.

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