Competition Night

Thursday August 29th 2019

This is it!  All your preparation is done, so now it’s time to deliver!

4:00 PM – Arrive

Contestants arrive in the Hospitality Room (the Community Room located between the Exhibition Hall and Special Events Building), dressed in attire to be worn for whole evening

4:30 PM – Interviews Begin

•  Timed at 8-10 minutes per contestant

•  Relax and smile – they are very nice people

•  Competitors will be interviewed in alphabetical order of their sponsoring organization

6:00 PM – Buffet Dinner

•  Contestants will be seated at tables with a judge, committee members, dignitaries (President of PAS, President of Homecraft Division, local politicians and their spouses)

•  There will be time to freshen up, review speech, relax before public part of competition begins

7:00 PM – Public Portion of Competition

•  Opening Ceremonies of the Paris Fair

•  Introductions: Contestants will go onto stage one at a time, walk to microphone to introduce self and sponsor, step to back of stage until all have been introduced, then all contestants will leave stage together

•  Speech: Contestants will be called onto stage individually to deliver their speech and then leave stage to resume seat

2019 Topics

•  Agricluture

•  Volunteerism

•  Paris Agricultural Society

•  Community

1st  Intermission

•  Impromptu Questions: All contestants will be invited onto stage together for individual impromptu questions

2nd Intermission

•  Reigning Ambassador’s farewell speech
•  Competitors will be called onto stage
•  Presentation of gift bags
•  Runner up will be announced, gifts presented.
•  Fair Ambassador will be announced, gifts presented

A reception in the Hospitality Room will follow