Queen Pageant FAQ

What times does the Pageant start?  In 2018 the Queen Pageant began at 7:00 pm, at the Canton Palace Theatre

Where can I get an application?  Application deadline was Monday, Marxh 19, 2018. The application for 2019 is not yet avaliable. If you have any questions, please contact the event manager at kathyl@cantonchamber.org or 330-458-2056.

What are the eligible ages to participate?  Candidates cannot be younger than a high school senior and 18 years old by May 1 or more than 23 years of age before Sept. 1, 2019.

How many royal ambassadors will be chosen?  At the conclusion of the pageant, a Queen and (five) 5 Royal Ambassadors will be selected.  

How are contestants judged?  It's important to note that this is far more than just a beauty pageant.  Contestants are also judged on the basis of personality, poise, communication skills, academic achievement, and service to community. Prior to pageant night, contestants have a face-to-face interview with a panel of impartial judges.  At the pageant, all contestants participate in a production number and are featured in evening gowns.  The field is then narrowed to 25 semi-finalists, all of whom express their platform issue in not more than 30 seconds.  The judges then select the 15 finalists, each of whom draw a random question to answer, allowing the judges to see how their poise and personality shines through. Judges then submit their final vote for a Queen and  five (5) Royal Ambassadors.  We can say without reservation that all contestants are true winners and outstanding examples of the quality of today's younger generation!

Is there an application fee?  Yes, in 2018 the fee was $70 per contestant.

What is the ticket price?  The ticket price in 2018 was $22 each (prices subject to additional processing fee and handling charge). Tickets can be purchased online or call 330-458-2048.

What should I wear if I plan to attend the pageant?  Most patrons wear business attire to this event.

Where do I park?  There should be ample on-street parking, as well as at nearby surface parking lots.

What time should I arrive and how long does the pageant last?  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the pageant begins promptly at 7:00 p.m,, and festivities should conclude approximately 9:45 p.m.

QUESTIONS OR NEED FURTHER INFO -- CONTACT KATHY LINDENBERGER:  330.458.2056 or kathyl@cantonchamber.org