One of the area's longest standing scholarship opportunities for young women, the North Carolina Rhododendron Pageant is held over the course of the two evenings of the Festival in the Bowman Middle School Auditorium.
Junior - interview, talent, evening gown.
Senior - interview, talent, swimsuit, evening gown
Queen scholarship: $5000
Jr. Queen scholarship: $1000
Application Rules & Guidelines:
All contestants must be the required and limited age at the time of the Pageant. Proof of age may be required.
Junior Contestants shall be at least age 8 years at the time of the Pageant, and not more than age 13 years prior to July 1st of the pageant year.
Senior Contestants shall be at least age 17 years at the time of the Pageant, and not more than age 23 years prior to July 1st of the pageant year.
Contestants must be legal, full-time residents of the State of North Carolina and citizens of the United States. Queen contestants must be high school graduates.
Contest numbers will be limited to 20 in each age division and will be considered for acceptance in the order in which they are received. The North Carolina Rhododendron Festival Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any application.
Applications must be received before May 15th. Early bird discount of $25 if received before April 15.