Royal Court Rules

Royal Court rules, WOE Junior (ages 12-14), WOE Senior (ages 15-18): 

These candidates will compete for the title of queen/king based on points accumulated during competition and for each candidates participation. Crowning will take place Saturday of the fair.

 

  1. Ages 12-18 years old

  2. Must enter with a minimum of 5 entries, in at least 3 Exhibit Divisions,  (Max 25 pts) Blue/1st place ribbon 5 pts- Red/2nd place, 3 pts- White/3rd place 2 pts. No 4-H points will count towards selecting the crowned contestants except livestock ribbons. 

  3. Earn up to 25 pts for pre-fair work! 1 pt for every 1 hour worked (hours must be verified by fair board staff)

  4. Earn up to 25 additional pts for hours volunteering in the community (ask us for ideas). 1 pt for every hour volunteering in the community (adult verification is needed for hours worked)

  5. Trades classes will be offered to teach skills that can help you to enter the Exhibits. 5 pts will be awarded for each trades class that you attend (max 25 pts)

  6. Must demonstrate one fair project during judging on the  Sunday before the fair, at 1:00 p.m. (This can be on any one of your entries. -max of 50 pts based on presentation) The following will be judged on a scale from 1-10

    1. Speech (clarity of ideas, enunciation, volume)

    2. Presentation (step by step of how you completed your entry- 5-8 min speech)

    3. Appearance (candidates should be well groomed and hold themselves as a role model for younger candidates)

    4. Ability to answer judges questions

    5. Summery (final statement about project)

 

Rising Court (ages 6-11) rules: these candidates will not be competing for a crown but be in a mentoring program with the royal court.

 

  1. Must be 6-11 years old

  2. Must enter a minimum of 1 entry in the fair in any Exhibit Division (max 15 pts) blue/1st place, 5 pts- red/2nd place 3 pts- white/3rd place 2 pts

  3. Earn up to 15 pts for pre-fair work! 1 pt for every hour worked (hours must be verified by fair board staff)

  4. Earn up to 15 additional pts. for volunteering in the community! 1 pt for every hour worked in the community (hours must be verified by an adult working with you)

  5. Trades classes will be offered to teach skills that can help you to enter the Exhibits 5 pts will be awarded for each trades class that you attend (max 15 pts)

  6. Earn up to 20 pts for general overall presentation of themselves. This is based on the following areas on a scale from 1-5.

    1. Enthusiasm/Positive attitude

    2. Personal presentation (candidates should be well groomed)

    3. Outgoingness

    4. Willingness to participate

This is a great chance to allow younger youth the opportunity to be exposed to the fair and become active in our community through their volunteer time.

Program Description

Candidates are evaluated based on participation, Fair exhibit entries, speech, presentation, appearance, ability to answer judges questions and the summary of their entries. This is an opportunity for youth to highlight the skills they have acquired based around the WOE and community involvement. The selection process allows candidates to demonstrate their public speaking abilities, poise, and confidence. Once Candidates are selected, this opportunity allows them to continue to develop their public speaking and etiquette skills, as well as grow their self-confidence.

There are 3 age groups within the Western Oregon Exposition Royal Court Program;

  • WOE Rising Prince and Princesses ages 6-11: 4 Princes and 4 Princesses will be chosen to fill these slots.

  • WOE Junior Princess and Junior Prince, ages 12-14: 3-5 princesses and 3-5 Princes will be selected for this. Selection will happen after application review process.

    • WOE Junior Queen and WOE Junior King: will be picked from those selected and announced at the Western Oregon Exposition Fair

  • WOE Senior Princess and WOE Senior Prince, 15-18 years of age: 3-5 princesses and 3-5 princes will be selected for this. Selection will happen after application review process.

    • WOE Senior Queen and WOE Senior King: will be picked from those selected and announced at the Western Oregon Exposition Fair. 

Entering exhibits

All WOE Junior and Senior Prince and Princesses are required to enter with a minimum of 5 total entries, in at least 3 Exhibit Divisions (example: art, cooking, canning, growing, textile, animal husbandry, Ect.). WOE Rising are required to enter a minimum of  1 entry into the fair in any exhibit division. A blue ribbon/1st place ribbon will be worth 5 points, a red ribbon/2nd place ribbon will be worth 3 points, and a white ribbon/3rd place ribbon will be worth 2 points. The highest placing ribbons will be counted towards a maximum of 25 points for exhibit entries.

Trades classes: (subject to change)

Trades classes will be offered for all candidates to participate in. These classes will be provided at no cost to the candidate (as long as we can fundraise enough for all candidates. Donations will always be accepted.) 

These classes will go over skills that can be used to enter into WOE Fair Exhibits. This includes (subject to change) sewing, baking, canning, bee keeping, gardening, wood work, art, photography, etc.

Volunteering

WOE Junior and Seniors can earn up to 50 points, and WOE Rising can earn up to 30 points, for volunteering both at the WOE Fairgrounds and in the community. Half of their points can be earned from pre-fair work and the other half can be earned from volunteering in the community. 

One point can be earned for each hour spent working at the fairgrounds, up to 25 points (for Junior/Seniors) and 15 points (for Rising). The hours spent volunteering at the fair must be verified by a WOE Fair Board member.

 Another 25/15 points can be earned from working in the community. This can be done through an event or church work. The hours spent volunteering must be verified by an adult that is working with the organization you are volunteering with.

Judging;

Candidate applications will be reviewed by the board; if more applicants than we have space for are received. Each candidate will be notified either via phone, or email. After each candidate has been notified we will announce the Royal Court of the Western Oregon Exposition Royal Court.

All Candidates will be judged the Sunday before the fair. Junior and Senior Princesses and Princes will have an interview with the Board/Judges, where they will present 1 of their entries into the fair. During this interview they will be judged on a scale from 1-10 in these five main categories (with appropriate adjustments to each age group):

  1. Speech- this means the clarity of ideas, enunciation and volume.

  2. Presentation- this a step by step presentation on how they completed their entry into the fair. This presentation should be 5-8 min long.

  3. Appearance- candidates should be well groomed and an example to the younger candidates. 

  4. Ability to answer the judge's questions. Judges can ask any kind of questions about their presentation, how they completed their entry and their fair and community volunteer hours.

  5. Summery- this is a final statement based on their project.

 

Kings and Queens are selected by a panel of WOE Board/Judges not acquainted with any of the candidates.

In the event of a tie the judges will choose a winner based on a vote.

Our WOE Rising category offers a chance for younger candidates to participate in the Court, work their way up in the categories, learn skills and grow as an individual.

This is a great opportunity for all our Candidates to develop life-friendships; a brother/sisterhood, make some amazing fun memories, grow new skills and invest in one’s self, as well as make a difference in our community.

Prizes: Prize packages vary depending on sponsors for the season and will be announced as they are acquired.