A Bognor Regis woman is competing against 14 others for the title of Miss England.
Tayla Barker is competing in photo heat three for Miss England 2020.
The public vote has now started and acts as one judge on the panel, along with a professional photographer and a former Miss England winner.
“If I am successful,” Tayla said, “I go on to the semi-finals for Miss England, which would be something such as Miss Sussex.”
Voting finishes on January 3 at 12pm and the public vote will help select the shortlist of contestants for the semi- final.
Miss England national director Angie Beasley said: “The competition is so much more than a physical beauty contest.
“The girls are encouraged to be charitable, sporty and an all-round good role model and are encouraged to recycle their outfits.”
All contestants who reach the semi-final will be invited to participate in an Eco fashion round, where contestants are invited to create an outfit made from recycled materials.
They will also be invited to raise funds for the Miss World charity, Beauty with a Purpose, as part of the competition.
Votes can be cast online at : missengland.info/qualifiers