Monday, April 28, 2014

2014 Miss Chick Pageant Now Accepting Applications

2013 Miss Chick, Lauren Gehret
Versailles Poultry Days, Inc. is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the 2014 Miss Chick Pageant. The contest, sponsored by Versailles Savings & Loan, will take place June 13 & 14, 2014 beginning with personal interviews at noon on Friday the 13th and the onstage interview beginning at 2 PM on Saturday the 14th in the old VHS High School Gymnasium.

After 62 years of celebrating vibrant, dynamic young women as part of the Poultry Days Festival, the Miss Chick pageant has earned its place as a rich community tradition. Members of the Miss Chick court promote the festival throughout their reign acting as ambassadors to the Ultimate Frisbee community that participates in the tournament held in conjunction with the festival and at several other local festivals. The court have also participated in philanthropic events that raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Wounded Warrior Project.

In addition to the honor of representing Poultry Days during their reign, the 2014 court will also enjoy the largest cash prize offered in the contest’s history. The chosen Miss Chick will receive flowers, a plaque, crown and $400; First Runner-up will receive flowers, a plaque, and $200; and Second Runner-up will receive flowers, a plaque, and $150.

This contest is open to all high school organizations (including athletic teams, clubs, band and musical), 4-H clubs, and businesses in Darke County and contiguous counties (Miami, Mercer, Montgomery, Shelby, Auglaize, Preble, Jay, Randolph and Wayne) A list of potential sponsors and contacts is available from the pageant chairpersons if contestants should require help in securing sponsorship. Contestants must be females 16 years of age by the day of the contest, and no older than 19 years of age (Limited to graduating high school seniors of the class of 2014.) Early applicants will receive a discounted entry fee of $5 payable by the sponsor or contestant. The early application deadline for entries will be May 17, 2014. After this date contestants will be subject to a $10 entrance fee. Final Deadline for entries is Friday, May 30, 2014. Anyone interested in becoming involved as a sponsor or contestant should email

Contestants will be judged on the following basis:

  1. Appearance- 25%
  2. Clothing -25%
  3. Poise, ability to speak, platform presence -25%
  4. Personal Interview-25%

The Miss Chick Committee, Versailles Poultry Days’ Board of Directors and the Village of Versailles would like to invite you to the 63rd annual Poultry Days festival June 13, 14 and 15th, 2014. This year’s Festival theme is “Cluck Dynasty”. For more festival information and the application, please like our Facebook page, Miss Chick - Versailles Poultry Days or visit

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