The Maine Lobster Festival will begin accepting applications for the Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Pageant on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.
The 2015 Sea Goddess Coronation, steeped in tradition and pageantry, will take place on Wednesday evening, July 29, 2015. As always, it will be one of the highlights of the 68th annual Maine Lobster Festival. If you are a young, Midcoast Maine lady who is interested in being part of this Festival tradition, here is how you apply:
- Ask for sponsorship. When you ask for sponsorship, explain that the money will be used to purchase your gown, sash, flowers, meals, and some of your traveling expenses. Local individuals and business owners love the opportunity to sponsor potential Sea Princesses. As a sponsor, they are able to have their names advertised through Festival materials in our official program, local newspapers, on your car in the parades, and mentioned during functions.
- Submit a complete application. All sections of the application must be filled out, and applications must include the full $500 entrance fee (this is where your sponsor(s) come in).
- Submit two color photos of yourself. We want to see your beautiful face! We also need photos to share with the local media and to display in our official program.
- Submit an essay. We want to hear about you, and why you want to be a Sea Princess. How would you fulfill the obligations that come with the honor of becoming the 2015 Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess? But don’t get too detailed… Essays must be between 250 and 500 words.
Each applicant must be a single young lady, high school (or equivalent GED) graduate, 21 years of age or younger, and a Maine resident. Contestants may only participate in the pageant once. Any incomplete applications, or applications postmarked BEFORE February 14, 2015 or AFTER March 30, 2015, will not be accepted. Applicants should review the application, application checklist, and eligibility guidelines before mailing in materials.
Twenty young ladies will be chosen from our applicants to be the 2015 Sea Princesses. In order to be considered, applicants must submit completed applications and accompanying materials to:
Maine Lobster Festival
P.O. Box 552
Rockland, ME 04841
To learn more about the Maine Lobster Festival’s Sea Goddess Pageant and Coronation, visit our website: www.mainelobsterfestival.com. If you have any questions about the application process please contact Coronation Chairwoman, Sharon T. Lombardo, at (207) 594-4559.