Contestant applications are being taken for the 2015 Oklahoma Czech Royalty Pageant Soon.
The Czech Royalty Pageant is an honorary tradition of the Oklahoma Czech Festival, celebrated on the first Saturday in October and attracts about 50,000 visitors to Yukon. The pageant and festival are presented by Oklahoma Czechs, Inc.
Winners of the 2015 Oklahoma Czech Pageant will hold the titles of Oklahoma Czech Queen, Junior Queen, Prince, and Princess. The newly crowned royalty will receive valuable gifts and make many public appearances across Oklahoma as they promote their Czech heritage.
The 2015-16 Oklahoma Czech Queen will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the school of her choice and have the opportunity to compete for the National Czech Queen title in Wilber, Nebraska.
Eligible contestants must be between 16-26 years for the Queen contest and 12-15 years for the Junior Queen competition. Children 5-9 years are eligible for the Prince and Princess titles.
For more details and official rules and qualifications, call pageant coordinator Janice Van Brunt at 354-4664.