All Delaware County Fair Queen photographs below were taken by: Matt Ruddick
Muncie, IN—The 2017 Delaware County Fair Queen Pageant is scheduled for Saturday July 8th at 7pm. The pageant will be held in the Northside Middle School Auditorium in Muncie, Indiana. Eleven young ladies will compete for the title of 2017 Delaware County Fair Queen. The winner will take part in the Delaware County Fair, and will compete for the Indiana State Fair Queen title. Contestants and their sponsors are below. Miss Delaware County Fair Queen will be given a $750.00 cash award, gifts, a tiara, and roses.
1st runner up- $250.00
2nd runner up- $150.00
Miss Congeniality – $100.00
Delaware County Fair Queen Pageant contestants will be judged on the basis of poise, personality, and ability to converse. The judging is divided into three divisions:
Interview and Question: 50 percent of scoring
Each contestant will have one, three-minute interview with each of the three judges. Therefore, each contestant will give three separate interviews (9-minute total), answering impromptu questions asked by each judge. Interviews will be conducted on July 8, 2017, are private and not open to the public.
Prepared Speech: 10 percent of scoring
Each contestant will prepare a speech no longer than one (1) minute, on the topic of their choice. Speeches will be scored on natural speaking ability, delivery, poise and originality. Each speech will be timed, with one (1) point deducted for speeches going over one-minute. Props, music and audio-visuals will not be allowed. Speeches will be delivered at a microphone, on a stand as part of the Professional Wear competition.
Division 2: Evening Gown – 20 percent of scoring
Overall Impression: 15 points
Attire: Long Evening Gown – At least one portion of the evening gown hemline needs to be floor length (touching the floor or contestant’s foot). Other portions of the dress may be knee or tea length, depending on the design of the gown.
Division 3: Professional Wear – 20 percent of scoring
Attire: Suit, Pant Suit or Dress – Pant suits or pant separates will be allowed. Suit does not have to be the same fabric, separates will be allowed.
Here are your 2017 Delaware County Fair Queen Candidates