The 2019 Fort Bend County Fair will run from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6 and officials are now accepting entries for the Fair Queen Scholarship Contest.
The competition will be limited to 20 contestants and the registration deadline is Friday.
Registration forms that are mailed must be postmarked by June 14, to the fair office, P.O. Box 428, Rosenberg, Texas 77471.
A mandatory orientation meeting will be held on Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m. in Building W at the fairgrounds.
In 2017, a pre-determined scoring format debuted that included an essay and networking event. Now there is the registration deadline and limitation of the number of entries.
The contest is open to females between the ages of 15 and 19 who are residents of Fort Bend County.
“Being fair queen is a tradition at the Fort Bend County Fair,” said Marjie Pollard, 2019 Fort Bend County Fair president. “While we have one winner, all these young ladies who take the opportunity to run for queen will endure an experience and acquire a set of skills that they will be able to take with them into their college years and beyond into their careers.
“Our fair queen scholarship committee is making a difference in these candidates’ lives.”
The competition is based on a personal interview, the essay, a networking event, community service and participation.
The candidates will compete for the tiara, sash and $5,000 college scholarship. Winners receive scholarships and prizes for their efforts, as well as the opportunity to serve as a community ambassador for the Fort Bend County Fair for the following 12 months.
Fair queen candidates must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 to enter the contest.
The fair queen is also expected to attend other fair sponsored events throughout the year, a list of which will be provided. She will also serve on the Fort Bend County Fair Association’s queen committee for the following year.
Reigning queen Hannah Hunt has been busy attending events and representing the fair as an ambassador.
The queen’s coronation is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit www.fortbendcountyfair.com.