Queen Contest Information

Please Read Rules & Guidelines

"Print" & "Complete" Application & Waiver 

Mail With $30.00 Entry Fee by July 1st, 2019

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Queen Sponsors Contact Information

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Phone:  605-996-8084   



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Phone:  605-996-8271 



Thank you to "ALL" of our "Sponsors" and "Fans" for making our 2018 - 48th Annual Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Successful. 

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Corn Palace Stampede

Queen Contest

July 18th, 2019

Please return the entry forms and a $30.00 application fee to:

Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo

Attn: Tiffany Schaefers Queen Coordinator

PO Box 177

Mitchell, SD  57301

Entries Due By July 1st, 2019

(There is an additional late fee of $15.00)

Corn Palace Stampede Queen Contest

Official Rules & Regulations

Contestant Eligibility:

*        A contestant must be a citizen of the United States of America & a legal resident of the state of South Dakota.

*        A contestant must not be a parent and/or pregnant, married, engaged, or divorced.

*        A Jr. Princess contestant shall not have reached the age of 10 by the beginning date of the pageant (July 19th, 2019).

*        A Princess contestant must be at least 10 years of age by the beginning date of the pageant (July 19th, 2019) and shall not have reached the age of 14 by July 1st, 2020.

*        A Jr. Queen contestant must be at least 14 years of age by July 1st, 2020 and shall not have reached the age of 18 by July 1st, 2020.

*        A Sr. Queen contestant must be at least 18 years of age by July 1st, 2020 and shall not have reached the age of 24 by January 1st, 2020.

Entry Procedure:

*        Each contestant must complete an official Corn Palace Stampede Queen Contest application.

*        Each contestant must sign the Waiver of Liability.  If the contestant is less than 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign the Waiver as well.

*        The registration fee is $30.00 per contestant, which will include 3 meals & beverages throughout the Queen Contest.

*        Your entry fee also includes an official Corn Palace Stampede Queen Contest shirt. Please indicate the shirt size as well – (Child’s M or L) or (Adult S, M, L, or XL)

*        The entry deadline is July 1st, 2019.  There will be an additional charge of $15.00 if your entry is late.

*        Once I have received your application, Waiver of Liability, & entry fee, I will send you the finalized schedule & your horsemanship pattern.

Determination of Winners:

*        The contestant with the highest overall combined total score in each age division will be crowned Jr. Princess, Princess, Jr. Queen, & Queen, respectively.

*        The contestant with second highest overall combined total score in each age division will be crowned First Runner Up.

Corn Palace Stampede Queen Contest

Judging Guidelines


*        There will be two qualified judges for horsemanship for all age divisions.

*        There will be three qualified judges for interviews, introduction speeches, impromptu questions, speeches, modeling, & photogenic, for all age divisions.

Judged Events:

*        Horsemanship - Each contestant will compete in horsemanship.  Sr. Queen Contestants will be running two patterns for horsemanship.  The first pattern will be run on their horse & the second pattern will be run on an unfamiliar horse.

*        Introduction Speeches - Each contestant will be giving a brief introduction speech about themselves.  Contestants should include their name, age, parent’s name, where they are from & some fun facts about themselves.

*        Impromptu Questions – Each contestant will be answering an impromptu question.  Jr. Princess & Princess Contestants will be answering one impromptu question.  Jr. Queen Contestants will be answering two impromptu questions & Sr. Queen Contestants will be answering three impromptu questions.

*        Speech – Jr. Queen Contestants will be giving a minute & a half speech.  Jr. Queen Contestants will be giving a speech on “How has rodeo shaped your life?”.  Sr. Queen Contestants will be giving an extemporaneous speech.  Sr. Queen Contestants will be given five different topics to choose from & ten minutes to prepare their speech.  It should be around a minute & a half long.

*        Modeling – Each contestant will model one western outfit of their choice.  Please bring a description of your outfit on a 3x5 notecard prior to judging.

*        Photogenic – Sr. Queen Contestants will be scored on the photograph that is submitted with their application.  This photograph should be a vertical head & shoulder shot.  Please send two.

*        Interview – Three judges will privately interview each contestant. 

*        Written Test – All Jr. Queen & Sr. Queen Contestants will be taking a written test.  The questions on the test are factual questions that are taken out of the interview & they may include horse care, knowledge of tack, disease, anatomy, knowledge of professional rodeo, rodeo terminology, & world standings.

*        Participation – Each Contestant will be judged on her participation level throughout the entire Queen Contest.

Corn Palace Stampede Queen Contest

Miscellaneous Information

Contestant Expenses:

*        Required to make your own lodging arrangements.

*        Required to pay your own transportation to & from the pageant.

General Information

*        Judging will take precedence over all pageant activities.  Judging will begin at the contestant’s first activity & will continue throughout the pageant.

*        No drinking of alcoholic beverages or use of tobacco products in public or anytime during the competition.  If caught using either alcohol or tobacco products, you will automatically be disqualified from the Queen Contest.

*        Complete cooperation must be given to all contestants, parents, Queen Coordinator and/or Queen Committee.

*        No cell phones are allowed during the contest except for emergency use.  You may carry a cell phone with you but we do not want you using to make personal phone calls or texts during the Queen Contest.

*        Each contestant is required to attend all activities outline in the schedule & to be on time for all events.  There will be a 5-point deduction off the total each time that you are late.

*        All contestants will receive a pass to the rodeo & one ticket for a parent to Thursday night’s performance.

*        All contestants are encouraged to send “Thank You” notes to the sponsors from whom they receive any meals or gifts.  If a contestant receives roses, a trophy, belt buckle, crown, banner, or any other gift, “Thank You” notes should be sent to these people.  These sponsors are very important to this contest & need to be shown that all the contestants appreciate their support.

Tiffany Schaefers– Queen Coordinator

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Corn Palace Stampede Queen Contest


Name: _______________________________ Parent’s Name: _____________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

Phone Number: _________________________________________________________________

Email Address: _________________________________________________________________

Date of Birth: __________________________________________________  Age: ___________

School: ________________________________________________ Grade: _________________

School Activities: ________________________________________________________________



Horse & Rodeo Activities: ______________________________________________



Write a paragraph about the horse you will be riding: ____________________________



Corn Palace Stampede Queen Contest

Waiver of Liability

In consideration of my application being accepted (and me or my helpers being permitted to engage in the above event shall be deemed to be an acceptance thereof), I hereby for myself, my executors, administrators & assigns & my helpers agree to abide by all rules & regulations pertaining to the event.  I and they assume all liability and responsibility for any loss, accident or injury whether as management, in any performance or parade or while in, on or about the premises.  I further agree to indemnify your committee and management from and against any loss or damage sustained by you by reason of any claims made by any of my helpers or their executors, administrator or assigns.  Also, I hereby release the right, title, and claim of any photographs that may be given to or taken by the management for their further use.  I certify that I know rodeo is a risky sport and I can be injured while taking part and that I know the rules of the Corn Palace Stampede Queen Contest and agree to abide by them.

The undersigned have read the foregoing waiver of liability and carefully and fully understand the meaning and effect t of it.

Dated this _________________________________________ Day of __________________ 2019

Signature of Contestant ___________________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________________

Telephone Number: _____________________________ Birthdate: _________________________

Signature of Parent: ______________________________________________________________

On this _________ Day of __________________ 2018, before me personally appeared __________

________________________ to me known to be the person who executed this foregoing release and acknowledged that they signed same as their free act and deed.

My Commission Expires:

____________________                                                    _________________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                (notary public)