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National Cherry Queen Application


You Could be the Next National Cherry Queen!


Please check back soon for more information!
Selection Weekend is June 3 & 4, 2022

Thank you for your interest in the National Cherry Queen Program. Young women between the ages of 19-25 are welcome to participate in this competition to become the spokesperson for the National Cherry Festival and the Cherry Industry. This scholarship program is one of the most celebrated traditions of the National Cherry Festival.

The application may be completed online. Candidates must apply from a personal computer or laptop as not all fields will appear on a mobile device. Prior to beginning the application, please gather the following information. Once the application is started, it cannot be saved and returned to at a later date.

  • General information including your name, contact information, emergency contact, education information
  • A one page bio sheet (please see an example here) - ready to upload
  • A digital high resolution head shot (300 dpi) - ready to upload
  • A one page resume - ready to upload
  • Sponsors - Name, contact information, and dollar amount for each sponsor. Sponsorship fee is $500 (postmarked on or before April 25th) or $600 April 26th through May 23, 2022. PLUS each sponsor will need to complete the Sponsoring Organization Information and Authorization Form. This form can be completed online and payment can be made online starting this year. Instructions on payment via check is also located on the form.
  • NEW! Please submit an unedited, non-professionally made video (1 minute or less in length) of you telling the judges about yourself. Think about what you’d like them to know about you and show your personality! Make sure to include your name and where you are from in the introduction. The deadline for this submission is Monday, May 23, 2022 at 5:00pm.
  • All items can be uploaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/request/wBfuXj2aXwkYBB3IScho
  • Once application has been received and processed there will be no refunds
Please do not send in or complete your application online without the items listed above. Should you have any questions, please contact Angela Sayler, Director of Queen's Activities at (231) 649-1617 or queenscommittee@cherryfestival.org for more information.

If you'd like to download a PDF copy of the application, please click here.

The 2022 - 2023 Applications for National Cherry Queen are closed. Please check back for application information Winter 2022.

Ready to be the Next National Cherry Queen?

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