Downeast Maine has a rooting interest in the Miss Maine Teen and Miss Maine Contest happening this weekend at the Marriot Sable Oaks in Portland this weekend.

Competing in the Miss Maine contest is Sarah Phelps who graduated from MDI High School.

Competing in the Miss Maine Teen contest are Anna Brown who graduated from Ellsworth High School, Olivia Harper who graduated from MDI High School, Hannah Fleming and Jennie Daley who graduated from Sumner Memorial High School and Grace Morey who graduated from Deer-Isle Stonington.

All 6 are competing for the People's Choice Award, for Miss Maine Teen and Miss Maine. The winner, from people's votes, which cost $1.00 per vote will automatically move to their respective semifinals. Voting is open until 12 Noon on Sunday, November 10th.

Contestants are judged according to the following

INTERVIEW [33%] – Pageant judges spend time with each delegate to learn about her successes, talents, goals and ambitions. Attention is focused on her poise, charm, self – confidence and her ability to communicate, as well as the substance of her answers.

ACTIVEWEAR (TEEN)/SWIMSUIT (MISS) [33%] – Attention is focused on beauty of the face, figure, physical fitness and the confidence with which each contestant carries herself. Numerical measurements are not considered in the judging.

EVENING GOWN [33%] – Each delegate wears a gown she has chosen for herself. Attention is focused on each contestant’s overall appearance, self-confidence, sense of style and the beauty she brings to the gown of her choice.