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Texas GATORFEST Queen Pageant

All questions regarding this pageant should be directed to:

  • Texas GATORFEST Pageants​​ Ambassadors

    • Kristan Anderson: 281-704-7264

    • Britni Sonnier: 409-267-9834

  • Amanda Abshier, Texas GATORFEST Queen Pageant Chairperson

    • Cell: 409-277-9757

 

​Deadline for Entries: Applications will close on August 12, 2024 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 7, 2024

 

​Contest Location: Anahuac ISD Auditorium

 

​Contest Time:  7 p.m.; contestants are required to arrive fully dressed and check in by 6 p.m.

 

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

 

​Photo: 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.

 

​Eligibility: 

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

  • Applicants must be in ninth, 10th, 11th or 12th grade as of September 1, 2024.

  • 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.

 

​Dress: Full-length formal dress and pageant sportswear or pageant casual-wear (NOT sports-themed clothing)

 

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

 

​Interview: 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. The decision of the judges will be final.

  2. Sponsor fees are nonrefundable. Also, please note that in the event of a natural disaster, entry fees will not be refunded.

  3. 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) or representative exhibiting an unprofessional, unsportsmanlike or unethical code of conduct will result in contestant being asked to leave the pageant and forfeit their entry fee.

  4. 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.

  5. The applicant is not married and has never given birth to a child; is not now pregnant nor a parent. If any of these conditions change, applicant is to notify the Texas GATORFEST General Chairman and Pageant Ambassador immediately. Should this applicant be selected to represent Texas GATORFEST, the above-mentioned condition applies for the entire period she represents the festival.

  6. The winner of the Texas GATORFEST Queen Contest may not compete for another title in any other pageant during her reign.

  7. By submitting this application, each contestant, their parent(s) or representative(s) agree to abide by the rules of Texas GATORFEST and the Queen Pageant.

  8. Applicant, by submission of their application, assumes all risks of property or bodily injury (including death), which might occur during their participation. Applicant also agrees to hold the Anahuac Area Chamber of Commerce d.b.a. Texas GATORFEST 2022 harmless from any claim of any nature arising from their participation and or performance.

  9. The winner's scholarship will be given after their graduation from high school and submission of proof of registration at an institution of higher learning.

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