Who will be Miss German-America 2017, Queen of the 60th German-American Steuben Parade of New York?  Every year we crown a Miss German-America, Steuben Parade Queen along with two Parade Princesses, Junior Princesses and a Junior General. As spokeswoman for the New York Steuben Parade, the Queen and her court will promote the New York Steuben Parade by attending numerous events in the greater NYC area. Miss German-America and two Princesses will each be awarded a college scholarship.

Responsibilities include:

  • Weekend events (and one or two weeknight events) from June 2017 through October 2017
  • Attend the Steuben Parade Dignitary’s reception (a weeknight event typically a week or two before the Parade)
  • Parade Weekend – the 60th NYC Steuben Parade Saturday, Sept.16, 2017 and weekend events (Friday, Sept. 15th – Greeting at City Hall Park, 11:30 am, Gala Banquet at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, 7 pm: Saturday, Sept. 16th – St. Patrick’s Cathedral Church Service 9:00 am with breakfast to follow, Parade steps off at noon immediately followed by the Central Park Oktoberfest: Sunday, Sept. 17th, Oompahfest at Plattduetsche Park, Franklin Square, NY)
  • Attend the Philadelphia, PA Steuben Parade Oct 1st 2017 (banquet Saturday evening Sept. 30th, Sunday church service followed by parade and after parade festivities)


  • Must be a female 18-25 years of age, single, and an American citizen with a German-American Background
  • General knowledge and speaking ability of the German language is highly preferred
  • Must be able to participate in the events
  • Must be able to attend the Crowning Ceremony on Sunday May 21st, 2017 in NYC

The Finalists will be awarded:

– $5000. College Scholarship for Miss German America
– $2500. College Scholarship for each Princess
– A Place of Honor on the Parade Float in New York City
– Special Honors at the Parade Gala Benefit Banquet in NYC
– Television Appearances in the US and abroad

Application for Junior Princess applies to girls 8-12 years of age, and an American citizen with a German-American background. Application for Junior General von Steuben applies to boys 8-12 years of age, and an American citizen with a German-American background. General knowledge of the German language is desirable.

Applications are due April 20th, 2017 for Miss German America. Junior Applicants are due April 15th, 2017. The crowning of Miss German America will take place on May 21,2017.

Download Applications Here:

2017 MGA Appeal for Candidates

2017 MGA Application Interactive

2017 JP Application Interactive