Applications are now being sought for Lawrence County Queen Contest

BEDFORD – Organizers of the annual Lawrence County Queen contest would like to congratulate 2020 Queen Victoria Cain and 2021 Queen Lauren Brown on recently competing in the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant in Indianapolis earlier this month.

2021 Queen Lauren Brown and 2020 Queen Victoria Cain

“Both of these ladies did a phenomenal job and represented Lawrence County well,” said the queen committee, which consists of Mallorie Stidam, Hannah Fountain and Bretta Myers. “We were so incredibly proud of how they handled themselves. It has been our greatest pleasure getting to know Victoria and Lauren. This was our first year organizing the pageant, and we were blessed with two amazing young ladies who made our first year an absolute blast. Their hard work is a true testament to the Hoosier heartland and the people who call Lawrence County home.”

For those who are interested in joining in the Lawrence County Queen tradition, applications are now being sought for the contest, held annually as a part of the Lawrence County 4-H Fair.

The deadline for applications is May 15. The contest will be conducted at 6 p.m. July 8 in Expo Hall at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

All young ladies and girls who live in Lawrence County are encouraged to participate. The contest features four divisions, including queen, princess, junior miss and little miss.

Age groups are as follows:

  • Queen, ages 18-22
  • Princess, 14-17
  • Junior Miss, 10-13
  • Little Miss, 6-9

The winners in each category will serve as ambassadors for the fair, working alongside the various 4-H contests to present trophies, ribbons and banners. The contest serves as the kickoff to the fair each year, but participants do not have to be members of 4-H to participate in the pageant.

The queen pageant judge categories include interview, dressing for success, formal attire and an answer to an on-stage question.

Prizes include gift certificates, gift items and a scholarship with a focus on scholarship money. (Scholarships will be awarded upon proof of completion of one semester of college with a 2.0 or greater GPA and an official college transcript.) Other category winners will be rewarded with gifts, a crown and a sash.

“We encourage all Lawrence County residents to come out and support the young ladies who will be vying in the Lawrence County Queen contest,” the committee said. “They can offer up their support with monetary donations that will determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award, or they can enjoy a relaxing evening to kick off the fair and support the youth who are ensuring a bright future for Lawrence County.”

For more information about the queen contest or on how to become a sponsor, send an email to, and follow the Facebook page for updates.