Iowa and Nebraska National Teenager are a division of the America’s National Teenager Scholarship Organization (ANTSO) which is the longest running premier pageant for teens in the United States. Founded in 1970, America’s National Teenager has graced the cover of magazines, television and national media as a role model of leadership, scholastic aptitude and service. Combining the elements of glamour, scholarship, style and service, our ANTSO State and National Programs draw on a positive approach to pageantry that implements a scoring system focusing on a “real girl”. With no swimsuit or mandatory talent competition, ANTSO focuses on YOU, as a typical teen in your daily life, highlighting what makes you special!
Our mission is to promote strong scholastic ideals, solid leadership principles and high character growth to young women. All National and State winners are awarded in kind scholarships from sponsoring universities and the opportunity to serve as positive role models to teens across America. ANTSO holds to the highest standards of quality and integrity and conducts all competitions in a fair and unbiased manner. ANTSO is recognized as one of the longest running, most prestigious female teen scholarship pageant competitions awarding nearly $5 million in scholarships annually. ANTSO is proud to offer glamour, service, scholarship and style to all its competitors.