The entry deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 17. A meet the contestant tea event will take place at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 20, at the Clay County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
Workshops -- including one for interviewing skills, modeling, hair and makeup -- have also been scheduled.
A pageant decorating party has been scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, July 9, with the pageant rehearsal set for 6 p.m., Friday, July 10.
The pageant itself will take place Saturday, July 11. Interviews are scheduled to take place at 1 p.m., with the pageant starting at 7 p.m.
Judging for the queen contest included an interview (50 points -- ability to converse 20, poise 15, personality 15).
Queen contestants will also be judged in professional wear (20 points -- overall impression 10, posture and poise 10), and formal wear (30 points -- stage presence 15, overall impression 15).
Queen candidates must be at least 16-years-old and cannot have their 21st birthday as of Aug. 21, 2009.
Judging criteria for princess includes the interview, casual wear and formal wear.
Princess candidates must be 12- to 15-years-old.
Applications may be picked up at the Clay County Extension Office, located at the Clay County Fairgrounds. There is an entry fee of $25.
Those interested in competing should send the application, entry form and a photo to the Clay County 4-H Council, Attn: Dianna Knox, PO Box 702, Brazil, Ind., 47834. Applications may also be dropped off at the Extension Office.