Miss Black Deaf America

2017 NBDA National Conference
Ignite & Explore Beyond All Limits
August 1 - 6, 2017
Renaissance Harborplace Baltimore Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland


(Photo Credit: Andrew Robertson Photography)

Nazanne Smith, 2015-2017 Miss Black Deaf America


The Miss Black Deaf America pageant is a competition for young Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing women in areas of platform, talent, style, and interview. Since its inception in 1983 during the second National Black Deaf Advocates Conference in Philadelphia, PA, the pageant has crowned more than 20 Miss Black Deaf America winners.

In addition to the competition, the MBDAP program also promotes young ladies with education and leadership opportunities for their professional and personal growth and prepares them to be role models for today’s young girls. MBDAP winners receive its scholarship towards supporting their educational goals. 

For Conestant Application, Eligibility Rules, Competition Guidelines, and more, please download the application below.

2017 Miss Black Deaf America Pageant Program

Miss Black Deaf America Pages