Little Miss & Teen Miss South Carolina is one of South Carolina’s oldest pageant systems for children and young adults. It was founded in 1971 by the late Linda Floyd in Sumter, South Carolina. Over $37,000 in scholarships were awarded at the 2022 state pageant, in addition to the beautiful crowns, scepters, trophies, monogrammed banners and other prizes. The 2023 state pageant will be held in Lexington, S.C., July 11-15, 2023. The LMSC pageant promotes community service and academic excellence, as well as encouraging poise and positive self-esteem in our contestants. Good sportsmanship is a must at all LMSC pageants. We also stress age-appropriateness in hair, make-up and dress for all ages - especially the younger contestants. Our judges are told to judge the child, not the clothes. Dress can be plain or fancy, as long as it fits and looks nice on the contestant. On the state level, ages seven years and up have a private interview with the judges that counts as 50% of their total beauty score. We are partnered with Prisma Health Children’s Hospital. The Little Miss & Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant and contestants raised over $51,000 for Prisma Health Children’s Hospital during the 2022 pageant year. Our goal is to increase that figure in 2023! LMSC has raised over $561,000 for Prisma Health Children’s Hospital since we partnered with them in 2002! Our winners make many appearances throughout the year and we also showcase them in various parades across the state.