Chickasaw Princess, Tiffany Postoak, 2017-18 Miss Oklahoma, Triana Browne, Little Miss Chickasaw, Olivia Worcester, Chickasaw Jr. Princess, Cyndee Miller and Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby at the 2017 Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting and Festival in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
ADA, Okla. – The Chickasaw Nation is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Chickasaw Princess Pageant. Applications must be submitted by August 24.
Chickasaw Princess candidates must be 17 to 25 years of age to compete, while Chickasaw Junior Princess candidates must be 12 to 16 years of age and Little Miss Chickasaw candidates must be 7 to 11 years of age.
Chickasaw Princesses are selected each year at the Chickasaw Princess Pageant during the Chickasaw Festival. Chickasaw Princesses serve as goodwill ambassadors at a variety of events and functions across the U.S.
Candidates must reside within the 13-county jurisdictional boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation, be predominantly Chickasaw with at least one quarter blood quantum and be a registered citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.
Chickasaw Junior Princess and Little Miss Chickasaw contestants must attend school to be eligible for pageant entry. A minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) is required and the candidate must be in good standing with the school.
Chickasaw Princess candidates must either attend school, be high school graduates enrolled in higher education or specialized training classes, or be employed to be eligible for pageant entry. If a princess candidate is employed, her schedule must be somewhat flexible to accommodate her participation in tribal-related functions and other events.
In addition to the application, candidates must also include a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and citizenship card/certificate, a digital photo, a brief essay and three references from individuals not related to the candidate.
The Chickasaw Princess Pageant will be 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Ada High School Cougar Activity Center, 1400 Stadium Drive.
Applications are available at chickasaw.net/PrincessProgram and at Chickasaw Nation Youth Services, 231 Seabrook Road, in Ada.
For more information, contact Mary Hartley, Chickasaw Princess Pageant manager, at (580) 310-9539 or (580) 272-7710.