Queen Pageant FAQ

What time do doors open on May 9, at the Canton Palace Theatre?  6:30 pm

Can tickets be purchased at the event?  Yes, we will have the ticket booth open at 6:15 pm.

Is there an Information Session to learn more about the event?  Yes, while not mandatory, all potential candidates are invited and encouraged to attend the eighth annual Queen & Royal Ambassadors Pageant Information Session on February 23, 9:00 am, at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, 222 Market Ave., N, in Canton, 44702.  We will review the 2018 queen pageant DVD, learn of the judging process and hear from a past queen who will share her memories, and ask questions you may have about the process.  This session is free, but please make reservations by February 21 by calling Kathy Lindenberger, 330.458.2056, or emailing, kathyl@cantonchamber.org. Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend also.

When are the Interview times for contestants? There will be two interview dates for contestants to choose from for a five-minute interview.  The first session is Wednesday, April 10, 4-7 pm, and the second interview session is Friday, April 12, 2-5 pm.  Upon submission of your application, an interview time will be given to you

Are there other rehearsal time requirements before the pageant?  Yes, all contestants are required to attend a Production Number Rehearsal on Monday, May 6, 5:30 - 9:30 pm, and a Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 - 9:30 pm.

What times does the Pageant start?  The Queen Pageant will begin at 7:00 pm, at the Canton Palace Theatre, Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Where can I get an application?  Applications will be available both on-line and at the Chamber offices beginning on Monday, February 11.  Deadline for submission of the application and the $70 entry fee is Monday, March 25 no later than 5 PM.  If you have questions, please contact event manager Kathy Lindenberger at kathyl@cantonchamber.org or 330-458-2056.  NOTE:  Due to spring break vacation schedules, the APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO 5 PM ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3.

What are the eligible ages to participate?  NEW AGE CRITERIA THIS YEAR:  On or before July 1, 2019, candidates must be a minimum of 17 years old, but no oder than 22 years of age.

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 not a beauty pageant.  Contestants are 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,  $70 per contestant.

What is the ticket price?  The ticket price is $22 each (prices subject to additional processing fee and handling charge). Tickets will be available beginning Monday, February 11, both 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