The Corcoran Christmas Tree Committee’s annual Christmas King, Queen, Prince and Princess contest is underway. Applications are currently being accepted for the contest which is open to youth in grades kindergarten through 12th.
There will be four groups in the competition and there will be one winner for each group. Candidates will be required to compete in several categories and will be judged on presentation, appearance, poise and button sales. Each candidate will be required to sell Corcoran Christmas Tree buttons.
King or Queen candidates (grades sixth through 12th) are required to write a full-page essay or poem. This year’s theme is Inside Santa’s Workshop. All candidates will be required to read their essay or poem before a panel of judges. King and Queen candidates must also fulfill a participation requirement.
Junior Prince or Princess candidates from 4-5th grades are required to draw a picture and submit a half to full page story or poem depicting Inside Santa’s Workshop and present it to a panel of judges.
Junior Prince or Princesses from grades 2nd-3rd must draw a picture and submit a one paragraph story depicting Inside Santa’s Workshop and present it to a panel of judges. Junior Prince or Princess candidates from kindergarten and first grade must draw a picture depicting Inside Santa’s Workshop and present it to a panel of judges.
All candidates are required to sell a minimum of 50 Christmas Tree buttons. If the minimum is not met the candidate will be disqualified from the contest. Also, if button money is not turned in on the announced date, the candidate will be disqualified from the contest and will be held accountable and punishable by law.
In addition, once the candidate qualifies for the contest by selling the minimum of 50 buttons, they will earn 50 cents per button sold. All monies and unsold buttons are to be turned in to the chamber office no later than Monday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m.
Entry forms are to be turned in to the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce office as soon as possible, or by the deadline which is Nov. 3 by 12 p.m.
Participation in events and activities are for sixth through 12th grade candidates and is mandatory. Events include working on lights for the tree and candy bagging.
Winners must ride on the Christmas Tree Float during the Corcoran Christmas Parade which will be held Thursday, Dec. 3.
For more information contact a member of the Corcoran Christmas Tree Committee.