WCYF QUEEN’S CONTEST
The Queen’s Contest committee is made up of 5 community representatives and 1 chairman.
RULES AND INFORMATION
1. See General Rule #1 for eligible participants.
2. Girls must be single.
3. The Queen contest will be divided into two divisions:
Junior Queen: grades 3rd - 8th
Senior Queen: grades 9th - 12th
4. Youth Fair Queen's contest contestants should be elected and names submitted via email to [email protected] by December 1, 2022.
Name, club representing, contact email and phone number
5. Youth Fair Queen's contest entry forms are due, must be postmarked by January 14, 2023 or turned in at the candidate workshop on January 15, 2023.
NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXTENSIONS
Interviews and Rehearsal:
Friday, February 24, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Wise County Heritage Museum
Dinner to Follow:
Decatur Visitor's Center
106 S. Trinity Street
Saturday, February 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Wise County Heritage Museum
Forms MUST BE mailed to the Wise County Youth Fair.
Wise County Youth Fair
ATTN: Queen Contest Coordinator
P.O. Box 1062
Decatur, Texas 76234
6. Queen candidates shall be enrolled members in their respective organization and club per General Rules.
7. Queen candidates shall enter into their respective divisions in a minimum of one category.
8. Each contestant must complete an information sheet. Information sheets will be sent to 4-H, FCCLA and FFA leaders and teachers.
9. Formal wear, long evening gown or dinner length dresses for the event are required. Dresses should be modest in nature. No plunging necklines, drastic slits or see-through bodices/midriffs. Spaghetti straps, sleeveless, one sleeve and low backs are permitted. The attire for the rehearsal dinner and interviews shall be business professional, "Sunday Best" or traditional Club/Chapter attire. There are no fees to be in the Queen contest. You are there as the representative Queen nominee. There are specific deadline dates and signatures by your club leader or teacher that have to be fulfilled to participate as a representative. You will be required to submit 4 photos for the local papers to print of you as a candidate. Those should have your name on the back for returning to you following this contest evening. No pass no play is enforced to participate.
10. Each 4-H, FCCLA, and FFA chapter is limited to one entry per junior/senior division. The candidate must be selected by the club, by regular nomination, at a posted election of a Queen contest nominee at a regular club meeting.
11. Prior to running to represent your club or organization you should be aware of the following responsibilities should you be chosen to represent your organization at the Queens Contest. To attend the rehearsal dinner and interviews and to turn in all required documents/photos and participate in the mandatory dress approval.
12. The actual time for the Queens Contest will be 6 pm on the date posted by the Wise County Youth Fair. Queen candidates will be required to arrive for dressing purposes by 5 pm. Queen Committee will be available to help get your dress numbers in place and time allowed for a professional photographer to take your photos before guests arrive.
13. Selection Criteria will be as follows:
20% Photos and Media (Judged by Wise County Messenger)
30% Interview (Club/Chapter/Division Knowledge, Confidence and Self Representation)
50% Stage Presence (Club/Chapter/Division Knowledge and Representation, confidence, Poise, Grace and Self Representation)
* Contestants will be asked two thought questions on stage
14. Queens will be expected to help present awards at various Youth Fair functions throughout the week. Queens and Runner Ups will meet with the Coordinator immediately after the contest to be given a schedule of the Youth Fair activities.
15. Crowned queens should be aware that their functions during the crowning night have just begun. Awards, trophies, ribbons, plaques given out during the entire week will be given by the crowned Queen and often assisted by the Queen runner up in each division: FFA, FCCLA and 4-H. Your school will receive a form notifying them that you have been honored with being the Wise County Youth Fair Queen or runner up and therefore recognizing your purpose for being out of classes rightfully so during the entire week. This week runs from Monday to the WCYF Saturday sale of all from the week’s competition winning classes. All crowned Queens will attend a lunch and then they will be introduced in the arena. These events require your presence. If you should have to miss for any reason you will be required to call the Queen coordinator who will work to have the assisting Queen/s fill in for short periods of time. Specifically it is the Queen who should be present at all events, shows, and ceremonies.