POINT PLEASANT — It’s almost time for the Regatta, which means it is almost time to crown a new court for the popular local event.
Under new directorship, the 2016 Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta pageants will take place June 30 and July 1.
Here are the requirements and deadlines for those interested in competing.
The Queen division is open to any female, ages 16-21 and be a current resident of West Virginia. Contestants will compete in four phases of competition including interview, event promotion, evening gown and on-stage interview.
Prize package for the queen includes a $500 cash prize sponsored by Peoples Bank, custom rhinestone sash, tiara, plaque, gift basket from pageant committee, flower bouquet and more. The winner also receives an all-expense paid trip to compete in the West Virginia Association of Fairs & Festivals Pageant in Charleston on Jan. 12-14, 2017.
Entry fee is $100 for the Queen division.
The Teen division is open to female Mason County residents ages 13-15. Competition includes interview, personal introduction, evening gown and on-stage interview.
The Teen receives a $250 cash prize sponsored by Roselyn Roush, custom rhinestone sash, tiara, plaque, gift basket from pageant committee, flower bouquet and more.
Entry fee for the Teen division is $75.
Both the Teen and Queen will be crowned June 30 at Point Pleasant Riverfront Park. Pageant starts at 7 p.m.
On Friday, July 1, the Junior Royalty Pageants will be conducted. This is the Pretty Baby Contest, Little Miss/Mister Showboat, Miss Maritime and River Princess. These divisions are open to Mason County residents only.
The River Princess age division is 10-12 years old, and entry fee is $25 to compete. Phases of competition are party wear and on-stage interview. Winners receive a custom sash, tiara, gift basket and more.
Miss Maritime is open to young ladies 6-9 years old. Entry fee is $25, and phases are party wear and on-stage interview. Winners receive a custom sash, tiara, gift basket and more.
For the Little Miss/Mister Showboat, entry fee is $15 and is for boys and girls age 5. They will compete in nautical wear and interview. Winners receive a custom sash, tiara/sailor hat (boy), gift basket, and more!
The Pretty Baby Contest is $15 to enter. Age divisions for this are 0-6 months, 7-12 months, 13-18 months, 19-24 months, 3 years, and 4 years. Winners receive rosette ribbons.
Deadline to apply is June 16. Contact Delyssa Huffman at 304-593-8998 (call or text) or Ashley Durst at 304-593-1302 for an entry form.
Applications are also on the website at pointpleasantregatta.org.