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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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.