2014 Miss Teen USA
The 2014 Miss Teen USA Contestants pose for a group photo during the Welcome Reception.Facebook / Miss Teen USA

Miss Teen USA 2014 will held at Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort in The Bahamas on 2 August at 8 pm ET (1am, 3 August, BST).

The competition will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, who will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

Miss Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf will crown her successor at the conclusion of the event.

This year's pageant co-hosts are Australian-born television program host Karl Jeno Schmid and former Miss USA 2013, Erin Brady of Connecticut.

Judges include Amber Katz, Chriselle Lim, Dr. Joe Parisi, Fred Nelson, founder and president of the People's Choice Awards, and Mallory Tucker.

Vaeda Mann, Miss Mississippi Teen USA, is one of the favourite contestants to win this year's title.

"If it's meant to be, it's meant to be," she told Hattiesburg American. "I'm doing my best out here. There's no need to have a negative attitude."

"I can't stop smiling," Mann went on. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I'm giddy just thinking about it. It seems like a dream."

Click here to take a look at this year's full list of contestants.