Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Herrin Civic Center
Adults - $10.00
Children 10 and under - $5.00
Queen - $4,000
1st Runner Up- $800
2nd Runner Up - $600
3rd Runner Up - $400
4th Runner Up - $200
In 2017, HerrinFesta Italiana will celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the Miss HerrinFesta Italiana Scholarship Pageant. In 1993, Melissa Morgan, pageant director and Circuit Judge in Franklin County, came to the HFI committee and asked to direct, coordinate and produce the scholarship pageant. It has been a continuing success and is part of the rich history of 'Festa. Ms. Morgan will continue as director of the pageant, which will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017. Applications for this year's pageant will be available at the Herrin Chamber of Commerce office after April 1.
Young women who reside in Illinois are invited to participate and compete in the Miss HerrinFesta Italiana Scholarship Pageant for scholarships. This event is the largest scholarship pageant of its kind in Southern Illinois.
Entry forms are available at the Herrin Chamber of Commerce, Joyce's Boutique & The Pageant Room, and at Melise's Boutique
All participants will compete in the areas of swimwear, sportswear, and evening gown. Contestants may additionally compete in an on-stage interview with the Master of Ceremonies. No talent is necessary or required. Finalists will also compete in an on-stage fishbowl question. Contestants may elect to enter an optional category of Photogenic by submitting a photograph (8 x 10) of their choice. Additional information will be provided to entrants.
Contestants will be featured in an opening dance number that is not judged, but will include each contestant introducing herself to the audience. The attire for this opening number is a "little black dress." The only stipulation on the attire is a dress, which is black, and it must not be floor length. It may be a short cocktail or casual dress. Additional information will be provided to entrants.
All contestants must obtain at least one sponsor and pay a $100.00 entry fee to participate. Sponsors may include individuals, businesses, or family and friends. There is an additional $20.00 entry fee for the optional Photogenic category.