2016 Illiana Watermelon Queen McKenzi McClain Tour

Each year we hold our Illiana Watermelon Queen Contest at our annual Watermelon Convention.  The winner of this year’s 27th Annual Illiana Queen Pageant is Miss McKenzi McClain.  After receiving training in Orlando, Florida with the National Watermelon Promotion Board, she will be busy attending the various promotions throughout the country.

 

We would love to visit your special occasion or promotion.  To book a promotion, call Lorrinda Ellermann, our promotions coordinator at 812-396-9969 or Email her here.

 Our thanks to all the contestants who participated in this year’s contest.  They all did a very fine job. Any one of the contestants would have made a fine representative for the Association.

 LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR QUEEN PROGRAM!

Watermelon Queen Program

Sample Tour

Orlando Workshop

Day on the Farm

South Knox Elementary

Franklin Elementary

Little Shepherd Daycare

YMCA

Lena Dunn Elementary

Washington DC

Farmer’s Market

Marsh Grand Opening

Old Oaken Days Parade

Linton 4th of July Parade

Vincennes 4th of July Parade

Marsh Food Show

Knox County Queen Pageant

Grower’s Coop Booth at Fair

Wine Taste at Indiana State Fair

Owensville Watermelon Festival

WFML/Blazer Radio Station

Kiwanis Club

Knox County Watermelon Festival

Indiana State Fair

Brownstown Watermelon Festival Parade

Blue Jeans Festival Parade

Techumseh Harrison Elementary

PMA in New Orleans, LA

Vincennes Christmas Parade

WFML Radio

WFML Radio

Mo-Ark Association Convention

Channel 10 News

Fox 7 News

National Watermelon Convention

Channel 2 News

Queen Contestant Workshop

Ag Day

Illiana Watermelon Convention

   IWA Queen Program

Each year we select a new IWA Watermelon Queen at our Annual Watermelon Convention from a slate of candidates from across our district.  She will become a Promotional Ambassador for our association for the upcoming year.  She will make appearances at Welcome Centers, County and State Fairs, Supermarkets, Parades, Festivals, Schools, TV Interviews, and many other functions as scheduled to promote the watermelon industry.  Upon completion of her tour as the Illiana Watermelon Queen, she will represent our chapter in competition for the title of National Watermelon Queen at the following year’s National Convention.

 

The Queen will Receive:
$1,000 Scholarship – Sponsored by International Paper
$1,200 Wardrobe Allowance
Paid Promotional Appearances
Luggage Set along with various gifts from membership

 

The First Runner-Up will Receive:
$500 Scholarship

 

The Second Runner-Up will Receive:
$200 Scholarship

 

Miss Jubilee will Receive:

$100 Scholarship

 

Outgoing Queen will Receive:
$200 Scholarship

 

This is an application process and not a beauty contest, although how a candidate presents herself is an important part of representing our association.  If you think you or someone you know is interested in participating in our queen contest, you may contact Lorrinda Ellerman by sending an email to this link here.

  

 

You, too, can be a contestant!

Queen Contestant Application
Submit to:
Lorrinda Ellerman

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