The Spencerville Fair Royalty Show is looking for contestants to take part in the Ambassador contests.
There will be three different competitions held at the fair, split up based on age. The Ambassador competition, the Junior Ambassador competition and the Little Sir & Little Miss Competition. Application forms must be submitted by August 31st. Winners of all three competitions must be available to appear at local events throughout the year, while the Ambassador must also be available for appearances at provincial events.
This is the 37th time the fair has hosted the Ambassador contest. Contestants of any gender are encouraged to participate but only people between the ages of 16-23 that live in Leeds, Grenville, Stormont or Dundas counties are eligible. Contestants are expected to prepare a minute and a half long speech about what they believe Canada’s greatest achievement of the last 150 years was. Judges will be grading based on this speech, their public introduction, an interview held before the competition and answers given to impromptu questions. Consideration will also be given to overall personality, appearance, enthusiasm and community involvement. There will be bursaries awarded to the top three competitors; first will receive $500, second $300 and third $200.
The Junior Ambassador program will follow many of the same rules but competitors must be between the ages of 10-15 years. The Junior Ambassador and runner up will receive cash prizes of $125 and $75 respectively. They are also being asked to prepare a short speech but the topic of their speech is: how have you celebrated Canada’s 150th Birthday?
Finally the 18th Annual Little Miss and Little Sir competition, for children between the ages of 6-9, is also accepting applications. Competitors are limited to just two appearances in Little Miss and Little Sir, so any children hoping to compete for a third time will not be allowed. Participants will be judged based on their public introduction, private interview, answer to impromptu questions and community involvement.
Application forms for all three competitions can be found at www.spencervillefair.ca/spencerville-royalty/.