2024 Illiana Watermelon Queen Maya Snider

2024 Illiana Watermelon Queen Maya Snider

Each year we hold our Illiana Watermelon Queen Contest at our annual Watermelon Convention.  The winner of this year’s 34th Annual Illiana Queen Scholarship Competition is Miss Maya Snider.  Maya is from Terre Haute, Indiana, and is studying Pre-Medicine at Indiana State University. After receiving training in Orlando, Florida with the National Watermelon Promotion Board, she will be busy attending the various promotions throughout the country.

We would love to visit your special occasion or promotion.  To book a promotion, call Lana Brothers, our promotions coordinator at 314-724-6305 or email her here.

Our thanks to all the contestants who participated in this year’s competition. Any one of the contestants would have made a fine representative for the Association!


Watermelon Queen Program

Sample Tour

NWPB Queen Training
Day on the Farm
Lena Dunn Elementary
WFML/Blazer Radio Station
Knox County Watermelon Festival
Indiana State Fair
Vincennes Christmas Parade
Georgia Watermelon Association Convention
National Watermelon Convention
Queen Contestant Workshop
Marine Corp Marathon – Washington D.C.
Illiana Watermelon Convention

IWA Queen Program

Each year we select a new IWA Watermelon Queen at our Annual Watermelon Convention from a slate of candidates from across our district.  She will become a Promotional Ambassador for our association for the upcoming year.  She will make appearances at Welcome Centers, County and State Fairs, Supermarkets, Parades, Festivals, Schools, TV Interviews, and many other functions as scheduled to promote the watermelon industry.  Upon completion of her tour as the Illiana Watermelon Queen, she will represent our chapter in competition for the title of National Watermelon Queen at the following year’s National Convention.

The 2025 Queen will Receive:

$6,500 Scholarship
$1,500 Wardrobe Allowance
Paid Promotional Appearances

Sponsored by
Summertime Produce
International Paper

The First Runner-Up will Receive:

$1,500 Scholarship

Sponsored by
International Paper

The Second Runner-Up will Receive:

$1,000 Scholarship

Sponsored by
Sun State Produce Sales

Miss Jubilee will Receive:

$500 Scholarship

Sponsored by
Gowan Seed Company

This is a job interview and not a beauty contest, although how a candidate presents herself is an important part of representing our association.  If you think you or someone you know is interested in participating in our queen contest, please email Lana Brothers at iwapromocoordinator@gmail.com.

You, too, can be a contestant!

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Lana Brothers
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