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Texas GATORFEST Junior Queen Pageant

All questions regarding this pageant should be directed to:

  • Texas GATORFEST Pageant Ambassadors​​

    • Kristan Anderson: 281-704-7264

    • Britni Sonnier: 409-267-9834

  • Maci Teran, Texas GATORFEST Princess Pageant Chairperson

    • Cell: 409-267-9206

​Deadline for Entries

Applications will close on August 11, 2023 at 4:59 p.m. OR when the maximum number of applications have been received. Should an application be received after the deadline, the applicant will be notified and the entry fee shall be returned. No entry fees will be refunded for cancellations or no shows.


​Date of Contest

Saturday, September 9, 2023


​Contest Location

Anahuac ISD Auditorium


​Contest Time

4 p.m.; contestants are required to arrive fully dressed and check in by 3 p.m.


​Entry Fee

$50 due at the time of application; checks should be made payable to Texas GATORFEST.



All participants are required to take a pageant headshot to be used for Photogenic judging and in the official Texas GATORFEST Pageant program. The date and times of headshot appointments will be forthcoming.



  • Applicants or at least one of their custodial parents (mother or father) or custodial guardian must reside in Chambers County.

  • Applicants must be in fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth grade as of September 1, 2023.

  • This contest is limited to the first 20 girl applicants.

  • Applicants may not hold any other pageant or scholarship pageant title at the time of application or competition.



Full Length Formal Dress and Pageant Sportswear. Dress must be age appropriate- no sheer fabric, cutouts, no slits above the knee, no deep-sweetheart or plunging necklines, no fitted dresses.



An on-stage rehearsal will be held the week before the pageant. The pageant chairperson will contact contestants with the date and time. ​



A brunch to conduct interviews will be held on the day of the pageant. This is required. The time and location of the brunch will be announced to contestants closer to the competition date.


​Participants will be judged on personality, poise, on stage question and dress. During the course of the pageant, contestants will introduce themselves to the judges and audience. The contestant's personal data and biography will be read by the emcee during the evening gown portion of the contest. 


Contest Rules:

  1. All decisions made by the judges are final.

  2. Sponsor fees are not refundable. No exceptions will be made, including in the event of natural disaster or cancellation of the Festival.

  3. Good sportsmanship is required at all times. Contestants, their parents and/or representatives agree to work with GATORFEST volunteers and staff in a positive manner. Any contestant, their parent(s) and/or representatives who exhibit and unprofessional, unsportsmanlike or unethical code of conduct will result in the contestant being asked to leave the pageant and forfeit their entry fee.

  4. The winner of the Texas GATORFEST Junior Queen contest may not compete for another title in any pageant during their reign.

  5. The contest winner(s) agree by their submission of entry that they will be available for festival appearances on all of the days of the festival at times to be specified at a later date by festival and pageant officials.

  6. Current title holders from other pageants are not permitted to participate in this event.

  7. By submitting an application, each contestant and their parent(s) or representatives agree to abide by the rules of Texas GATORFEST and the Junior Queen pageant. Furthermore, applicants assume all risk of property or bodily injury, including death, which might occur during their participation. Applicant agrees to hold the Anahuac Area Chamber of Commerce DBA Texas GATORFEST harmless from any claim of any nature arising from their participation and/or performance.

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