There are five additional awards presented: Congeniality, Photogenic, Zuleika Santana Award, Service, and People’s Choice. Each award has its own judges and judging criteria and is completely separate from and has no bearing on the pageants’ scoring or outcomes. All contestants are eligible for these awards.
CONGENIALITY The recipient of the Congeniality Award is the contestant who is judged by her peers to be the most congenial, charismatic, and inspirational pageant participant.
PHOTOGENIC Contestants’ headshots are judged by members of the media for their photogenic appeal, beauty and projection.
ZULEIKA SANTANA AWARD This award is given by the Miss Puerto Rico Pennsylvania staff to the contestant who best represents all that is good in pageantry: sportsmanship, teamwork, time management, dedication, respect and compassion.
SERVICE The Executive Team of Miss Puerto Rico Pennsylvania staff selects the contestant who shows evidence of community service.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE (website) This award is given to the contestant with the most votes from the general public. Voting takes place in the weeks before the pageant and contestants are encouraged to campaign for this honor.