Aryn Book, daughter of Karen and Jim Book of Adel, will be competing in the Miss Iowa Teen USA competition on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. in Newton.

Last year, Book placed 1st runner up in the Miss Iowa USA Teen pageant.

She will compete in three segments: evening gown, fitness/swimwear and a personality interview. Eligible young women must be between the ages of 13 and 26. They also must be unmarried and residents of Iowa.

This year, over $1.3 million in scholarships will be handed out and 30 contestants will receive college scholarships.

State titleholders will also each receive thousands of dollars in prizes and awards.

The new Miss Iowa USA and Miss Iowa Teen USA will compete nationally for MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA®.

"We are overwhelmed by the response and caliber of all the participants from Iowa," Denise Wallace, executive director of Future Productions. "There is no better opportunity for ambitious, young women out there today. The Miss Iowa USA and Miss Iowa Teen USA competitions offer area women a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to advance their personal and professional goals."

Area young women interested in participating in next year’s pageant should contact Future Productions at 651-222-9650 or email at www.missiowausa.com or www.missiowateenusa.com.

The Miss Universe Organization, producers of the MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® Pageants, is a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal partnership. Utilizing its nationwide grass roots infrastructure, the Miss Universe Organization is committed to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education, such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and Gilda’s Club, Miss USA is armed to impact women today.