Each year we hold our Illiana Watermelon Queen Contest at our annual Watermelon Convention.
After receiving training in Atlanta, Georgia 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.
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 2024 Queen will Receive:
$1,500 Wardrobe Allowance
Paid Promotional Appearances
The First Runner-Up will Receive:
The Second Runner-Up will Receive:
Miss Jubilee will Receive:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You, too, can be a contestant!
Submit toLana Brothers
|2011||Sabra Brianne Boyd|
|2006||Alexis Vice – Rauch|
|2005||Elizabeth Jane Coffman|
|2003||Marsha Lancaster – Heath|
|2002||April Bosecker – Smith|
|2001||Nicole Hageman – Fish|
|2000||Amanda Edwards – Dirks|
|1998||Kristy Nowaskie – Cardinal|
|1996||Betsy Snider – Couchenour|
|1995||Ramona Cabello – Hammelman|
|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|