- The Royal Court is made up of 4-5 Prince and/or Princesses, with a court member crowned King or Queen at the Fair.
- Entry forms must be completed and e-mailed by Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
- Contestants will be interviewed before the selection process by members of the Fair Board. Participants are to wear business attire. These interviews may be via Zoom.
- The Royal Court will be chosen on February 25th. The Pageant starts at 1 pm at the Riverside Valley Grange in Fife. Please arrive by noon.
- There will be an informational Zoom meeting on February 6th at 7 pm. Please email email@example.com for the link.
Interview Judging Criteria 50%
- Each contestant must be actively involved in the Pierce County Fair by planning on exhibiting in at least one area/project during the upcoming Fair.
- Must be between 13 and 18 years of age.
Applicants reporting for interviews will be judged on the following criteria:
Pageant Judging Criteria
- Self-presentation & Personality
- Responses to questions
- Posture & Poise
- Grooming & Attire (youth professional)
- Talent 25%; Chosen and performed by each contestant to highlight a little about themselves.
- Onstage Question/Formal wear 25%; Being able to answer an impromptu question on stage
Once the court is established, there will be outings and events that they will attend, where they will then be judged on their personality and friendliness to the public. This judging shall be completed by independent judges with input from chaperones, Fair Board Members, and the Royal Court Advisor (providing that they are not a parent/guardian/leader of a youth in the current year’s competition). The Royalty member that has the best score will be crowned on Thursday evening at the Pierce County Fair on the main stage. Pierce County Fair Royal Court Expectations
- All Court members will wear “official” clothes at all appearances.
- Clothes and shoes are to be clean, and clothes need to be wrinkle-free.
- Hair should be styled neat and clean for appearances.
- Fingernails: please make sure they are clean and well groomed, if polished should not be chipped.
- While on or about Court duties, all Royalty will be representing the Pierce County Fair.
- Be respectful & polite to each other as well as those they are around.
- Engaging in the designated activity (No cell phones)
- Conversing/interacting with the public
- The adult in charge/chaperone will send you home for inappropriate behavior.
- If you cannot make an appearance, you need to inform the Advisor or the Chaperone that is overseeing the activity for that day*.
- To be considered for King/Queen you need to be at 75% of the events (last-minute events will be attended “as available” and not be part of the percentage).
- Your reign for the Fair is not over at the end of the Fair. There may be appearances after the Fair that you will be asked to attend, except for those that are away at college. We would love to have you come back the following year to crown the new King/Queen.
- All Court members need to arrive at appearances on time and ready to begin on time!
- This is a NO DRAMA zone! You don’t have to like each other, but you need to be friendly and polite. You are representing the Fair.
- Each Royal Court member will be required to fill out a medical release form and have their own insurance coverage.
All Court members and parents will be given the phone numbers for the designated chaperone prior to the appearance.
Please fill out the 2023 Royal Court Application (above pdf) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Or print the Application and mail to: Pierce County Fair, P.O. Box 1362, Graham, WA 98338
Any questions, please contact Seville Hering at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.