PUBLISHED: 6:05 PM on Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Search begins for new Ms. Wheelchair Alaska
Applications are now being accepted for the title of Ms. Wheelchair Alaska, USA. The winner will represent Alaska in August, competing against 50 other state representatives, for the national title of Ms. Wheelchair USA.

To qualify, contestants must be women, ages 18 and older by July 30, 2008. There is no "age limit" in this competition. Contestants must utilize a wheelchair as their main source of mobility however; this program does not exclude women who may be able to utilize their legs. Contestants must be residents or students in Alaska for at least two months, may be married, single, or divorced.

The winner of the Ms. Alaska title will receive an official MWUSA crown, banner, and qualify for the live competition and show August 7-9, 2008 in Akron/Cleveland, Ohio. This nationally televised, competition promises exciting activities, family fun, friendly competitions, and is designed to showcase the successful stories of women who have overcome obstacles and are contributing to our society.

The state competition fee is $200. Contestants may pay the fee themselves, get donations from family and friends, or obtain sponsorships from area groups, business, etc. All supporters will be acknowledged in the national program book. The fee is to be submitted with the application package.

Interested contestants can request an Official State Representative Application Package by visiting the website at or by calling the Ms. Wheelchair USA office at 330-612-5242. or Fine Productions at 330-603-1201.