PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

 

The Western Oregon Exposition (WOE) Royal Court Program identifies and selects youth who want to continue the skills that the WOE was founded on and become ambassadors of the WOE Fair and their community.

Participants are evaluated based on participation, fair exhibit entries, and their presentation. This is an opportunity for youth to highlight the skills they have acquired based around the WOE and community involvement.

Once participants are selected, this opportunity allows them to act as an official representative of the fair while displaying good sportsmanship, integrity, and individualism.

There are 2 age groups within the Western Oregon Exposition Royal Court Program;

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

  • WOE Senior Princess and WOE Senior Prince, ages 15-17: 3-5 princesses and 3-5 princes will be selected for this category. Selections will happen after the application review process.

  • Should there be more applications than openings, WOE fair board members and reigning court members will carefully review each application and select participates we feel closely demonstrate our core values.

The judging process allows participants to demonstrate their public speaking abilities, involvement, and confidence.

 

ROYAL COURT RULES:

 

Participants will compete for the title of either Senior Queen/King or Junior Queen/King based on points accumulated for entries, the presentation of one entry, and for pre-fair work.

 

The crowning ceremony will take place on the Saturday of the fair.

 

Rules for Senior Participants:

  1. Ages 15-17 years old.

  2. Must enter in at least three Exhibit Divisions, with a minimum of 5 entries in each division.

  3. Participate in pre-fair work. Up to 25 hours can be counted towards points for judging.

  4. Participants must present one fair entry to a board of judges. This can be on any one of your entries.

  5. Dress must be appropriate to surroundings. No short shorts or dresses, ripped shirts, inappropriate logos, etc. Business casual is expected unless getting down and dirty helping in pre-fair work!

  6. Foul language will not be tolerated! We expect participants to properly represent the WOE.

 

Rules for Junior Participants:

  1. Ages 12-14 years old.

  2. Must enter in at least three Exhibit Divisions, with a minimum of 3 entries in each division.

  3. Participate in pre-fair work. Up to 25 hours can be counted towards points for judging.

  4. Participants must present one fair entry to a board of judges. This can be on any one of your entries.

  5. Dress must be appropriate to surroundings. No short shorts or dresses, ripped shirts, inappropriate logos, etc. Business casual is expected unless getting down and dirty helping in pre-fair work!

  6. Foul language will not be tolerated! We expect participants to properly represent the WOE.

 

Point System for Crowning a Winner:

 

Candidates are awarded points based off ribbons, their presentation and participation. The point system is as follows:

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

  2. Points are awarded based off ribbons. Max of 15 points from each division are counted for Seniors and max of 10 points from each division are counted for Juniors.

    • Blue/1st place ribbons 5 pts each.

    • Red/2nd place ribbons 3 pts each.

    • White/3rd place ribbons 2 pts each.

  3. No 4-H points will count towards crowning selection, except livestock ribbons.

  4. SENIORS: Max of 50 pts can be awarded based on presentation. The following will be judged on a scale from 1-10:

  • Speech: clarity of ideas, enunciation, volume.

  • Presentation: step by step of how you completed your entry.

  • Appearance: candidates should be well groomed and dressed to impress.

  • Ability to answer judges’ questions: clearly explain your answers to the questions.

  • Summary: final statement about project.​

  5. JUNIORS: Max of 25 pts can be awarded based on presentation. The               following will be judged on a scale from 1-5:

  • Speech: clarity of ideas, enunciation, volume.

  • Presentation: step by step of how you completed your entry.

  • Appearance: candidates should be well groomed and dressed to impress.

  • Ability to answer judges’ questions: clearly explain your answers to the questions.

  • Summary: final statement about project. ​

 

In the event of a tie, those participants that are tied will be asked to answer an on-stage question. Points will be awarded for clarity of speech, relevance of answer to the question, and enunciation.

 

 

Trades Classes: (subject to change)

 

Trades classes will be offered for all participants to join in. These classes will be provided at no cost to the candidate so long as we can find a volunteer to teach.

These classes will go over skills that can be used to enter WOE Fair Exhibits such as photography, baking, etc.

 

Pre-fair Work:

 

WOE Juniors and Seniors can earn up to 25 points for pre-fair work at the WOE Fairground. Points can be earned by helping vendors set up, running errands for board members, cleaning, etc. One point can be earned for each hour spent working at the fairgrounds in the week leading up to the fair.

 

Prizes:

 

Besides being crowned Queen/King, prizes are also awarded! Prizes vary depending on sponsors/donations for the season and will be announced as they are acquired.

 

And in closing:

 

This is a great opportunity for all our participants to develop friendships, make amazing, fun memories, grow new skills and invest in one’s self, as well as make a difference in our community.