Dept 22 - Miscellaneous Contests

Class 4 - Beaver Community Fair Queen
Updated (05/10/2017)

Fair Queen Kayla Shaffer
2016 Beaver Fair Queen 
Kayla Shaffer

Committee: Jeanette Blank and Abagail Stroup

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 2:00 pm

 

The purpose of the Beaver Fair Community Queen Program is to encourage the promotion of agriculture through the Beaver Community Fair and to create better relations between youth and adults in both rural and urban settings.

 

 

Duties of the Beaver Fair Queen

  1. The winner will reign for one year.
  2. She must be available to attend several functions during the 2015-2016 Beaver Fair.
  3. She must attend and participate in other activities and functions. (See requirements)
  4. The Queen and Alternate must send a report to the Fair Queen Committee every two months. The report must include information on the activities and plans of upcoming activities and events.

Program Rules
     Official PA Fair Queen Program Rules

Each Fair Queen/Royalty contestant must:

  • Be a female who is a U.S. citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania.
  • Queen Contestants must be at least age 16 but no older than 20 years of age as of June 1 of the year entering the local contest.  
    Junior Contestants must be at least 10 years of age and not over 15 years of age by June 1.
  • Be certified as the winner by the local fair where she was crowned.
  • Have not been a former local Fair Queen winner, nor a former PA Fair Queen contestant.
  • Not hold any other State title for any other commodity group or pageant during her reign.
  • Have her parent(s)’ or guardian(s)’ consent to enter the competition.
  • Be single, have never been married, have not been pregnant nor given birth to a child.
  • Act in accordance with the PA Fair Queen “Behavior Policy”
  • Meet all time commitments, Queen obligations, and “Dress Code” as set forth by the PA Fair Queen Program

     Beaver Community Fair Queen/Royalty Program Rules

Each contestant must meet at least one of the following criteria:

1. Be a resident of Snyder County, Pennsylvania.
2. Be a registered student of a Snyder County school or university.
3. Be a member of a Snyder County 4H club or FFA chapter.

  • The winner must not marry, nor become pregnant during her reign.
  • Must attend an orientation meeting.
  • Must agree to follow the rules set forth by the State Fair Queen Committee in order to compete at the state competition in January where a $1500 scholarship toward education will be awarded to the winner.
  • Must meet the requirements set forth by the Beaver Community Fair Queen Committee as stated below.

Note: The Pennsylvania Fair Queen Program is the governing body of all county fair queen programs.  Any additional rules put in place by the Beaver Community Fair Queen Program are additional to the rules set by the PA Fair Queen Program.

 

Behavior Policy

The Contest’s governing Board shall have the sole discretion to determine whether, in its judgment, the Queen, Alternate, or Contestants may continue to participate in the Program, in the event that the Board determines that any statement or representation is not true and accurate, or that any action is inconsistent with the rules, standards and dignity of the Program.

 

The following will be considered violations of the Policy and will be grounds for immediate disqualification, dismissal and/or be banned from future Queen competitions:

  • Any infractions of any Queen Contest rules.
  • Smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, chewing gum, foul language and/or public displays of affection to dates/boyfriends while wearing the crown and/or sash and representing the Queen Program.
  • Engagement in any illegal, unpartisan, unethical, indecent, and/or morally questionable behavior, including but not limited to online representations on the internet such as social networking sites (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) – members of the Queen Committee reserve the right to view your public social media sites prior to the pageant and during the royalty’s reign. 
  • Use of any illegal controlled dangerous substances or abusing the use of alcohol or other dangerous substances.
  • Any defamation of the Queen Contest, its winners, and contestants, and the Fair or the PA Fair Queen Program and their Directors and Committee Members, whether it be oral or written.  This includes postings on the internet.
  • Any uncooperative or unsportsmanlike conduct before, during or after the competition.
  • Appearing in crown and banner at any event without an official invitation from an authorized event coordinator or event board member.

Dress Code

Wearing of the crown and/or sash is to be considered an honor and privilege.  The bearer is now an ambassador representing herself, her family, her community, and Fair.

While fashion styles may change, good taste does not!

Therefore, responsible, appropriate and professional appearance is expected while wearing the crown and sash.

  • Attire that is conducive to the specific appearance or event (i.e. business casual, formal, etc.)
  • No jeans, sneakers, flip flops or boots.  Alterations may be made to this jean-footwear rule only if severe weather or unsafe conditions exist and the Fair Queen committee’s official coordinator or Board Member has approved an alteration consistent with the professional appearance expectation.
  • It is strongly recommended that closed toe shoes be worn when in livestock areas, for safety reasons.
  • No visible piercings (other than earrings) or tattoos.
  • No outfit that shows cleavage.
  • Dresses/skirts must be no shorter than the height of a dollar bill (approx. 2.5”) from the bottom of the dress/skirt hem to the top of the knee cap.
  • No clothing that advertises, promotes, or glorifies the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or anything inconsistent with the dignity of the Queen Program.

 Pageant Judging

 

The pageant consists of off-stage and on-stage portions.  Contestants and a parent/guardian must report to the stage no later than 15 minutes prior to the contest start.

 

Off-Stage

1. Contestants will help with ribbon distribution at youth livestock shows and with Kids Tent activities throughout the week.
2. On Saturday morning of the fair, contestants will be interviewed by a panel of judges, utilizing your biographical information, knowledge of the fair and agriculture industries, and other questions.  Computer presentations are not permitted.
3.  Dress in Business Attire.

 

On-Stage - All activities will take place at 2pm on Saturday, September 23.

1. Speech judging and crowning will take place on Saturday afternoon of fair, to be held on the stage.  Dress in formal attire (i.e. prom).
2.  Judging for Queen and Junior contestants will consist of:

  • Presentation of speech on "Why You Should Come To My Fair" (3 to 5 minutes)
  • Written essay of 300 words or less "What My Fair Means to My Community" (Queen Contestants Only)
    • Junior Contestants will answer a random question.
  • Poise, appearance, neatness and ability to communicate.

 

Contest Check List:

  • Application – link located at beaverfair.org under the Queen Contest menu
  • Queen Contestants Only– Submit an Essay - "What My Fair Means to My Community"
  • 2 Wallet Size photos- required for the State Pageant.  Photos will be returned unless you are crowned Queen.

 

The winner and alternate will each receive cash awards of $500 and $250 respectively.
The due date for the queen competition application and biography is  September 1 - it will not be extended.

 

Beaver Fair Queen Requirements

1.  PA State Fair Queeen Competition - Required 20 pts

2.  Appearances – 5pts

     a.    Youth Activities (4-H & FFA meetings, school events, Ag Dairy Days)
     b.    Parades
     c.    Farm and Non-Farm Meetings (Snyder County Holstein Club)
     d.    Give a Presentation or Speech at an event

3.  Publicity - 5 pts 
Ex: Radio interview, Public Service Announcement, Newspaper Articles* 
    *Articles are to be submitted to the Fair Queen Committee for approval

4.  Beaver Fair Week Events - 10 pts
     Ex: Livestock shows, livestock sale, tractor pull, raffle tickets and the next Fair Queen Crowning

5.  Scrapbook to document activities - 15 pts

6.  Create & display a booth at the Beaver Fair - 15 pts

Required to earn 100 approved points

Beaver Fair Queen Alternate Requirements

1.    Attend PA Sate Fair Queen Banquet - 10 pts

2.    Appearances – 5pts

     a.    Youth Activities (4-H & FFA meetings, school events, Ag Dairy Days)
    
b.    Parades
    
c.    Farm and Non-Farm Meetings (Snyder County Holstein Club)
    
d.   Give a Presentation or Speech at an event

3.    Publicity - 5 pts 
     Ex: Radio interview, Public Service Announcement, Newspaper Articles* 
     *Articles are to be submitted to the Fair Queen Committee for approval

4.    Beaver Fair Week Events - 10 pts
     Ex: Livestock shows, livestock sale, tractor pull, raffle tickets, and Fair Queen Crowning

5.    Scrapbook to document activities - 20 pts

6.    Assist the Queen in the creation and display booth at the Beaver Fair - 20 pts

Required to earn 100 approved points

Distribution of Prize Money

  1. The Queen and Alternate will receive $125.00 and $75.00 respectively after the State fair convention at Hershey.
  2. Additional prize money will be earned in 25 point increments through fulfillment of promotional requirements completed to the satisfaction of the Fair Queen Committee.
  3. For each 25 points earned, the Queen and Alternate shall earn $93.75 and $43.75, which will be presented at the end of their reign.

                        Queen                      Alternate                    Junior               Premiums:          $500                         $250                        Sash