FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2012
IN SEARCH OF BROOKS CATSUP RICH & TANGY ROYALTY
SEEKING CONTESTANTS FOR LITTLE PRINCESS TOMATO AND SIR CATSUP CONTEST
Entry deadline is Saturday, June 22, 2013
The 15th annual World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival will be held Sunday, July 7, 2013, and girls and boys are needed for the GSC Credit Union Princess Tomato and Sir Catsup Contest. The deadline to enter the contest is Saturday, June 22, 2013.
All contestants must be ages 3 to 6 years old on Sunday, July 7, 2013. There are NO residency restrictions – catsup bottle loving kids are welcome from anywhere. The contest will be held at 10:30AM on the Laura Buick GMC Big Tomato Stage during the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival at the American Legion Post 365 in Collinsville, Illinois.
It is very important to note that is intended as a fun event. Judging will not be based on a “professional” pageant rulebook. Anyone looking or acting like contestants from “Toddlers and Tiaras” run the risk of being disqualified. That goes for parents, too. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and no one else should either. (This is a Honey Boo Boo free zone.)
Participants should appear on the day of the pageant in summer clothes and keep the thoughts of ketchup, classic cars, summer fun, and the Catsup Bottle birthday party in mind. Each child will be interviewed and asked to perform on stage. They will need to state their name, age, answer a simple question or two, and recite their own Catsup Bottle fun fact. There will also be a talent demonstration such as singing, dancing, a magic trick, etc.
There is a $20 entry fee. Everyone must be pre-registered. There will be NO registration the day of the event.
- ALL contestants will receive a goody gift bag and a bottle of Brooks Ketchup;
- Finalists will also receive a contest participation medal; and
- Princess Tomato and Sir Catsup will receive a crown, a sash, a trophy, plus other gifts from our sponsors.
To get more information and entry forms for the GCS Federal Credit Union Princess Tomato and Sir Catsup Contest:
- Log on to www.catsupbottlefestival.com and click on the Children’s Pageant button
- Email pageant coordinator Stephanie McGovern at
- Stephanie McGovern is available for interviews
Stephanie McGovern is a Collinsville native and graduate of SIUE. She is currently a graduate student at Lindenwood University Belleville where she coaches the dance team. McGovern is also the current Miss Southern Sweetheart, a preliminary to Miss Illinois. This is McGovern’s 4th year as pageant coordinator for the annual World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival.
Now presenting the 2012 Little Princess Tomato & Little Sir Catsup:
Keira Cromwell (6) of O’Fallon, Illinois, and Brynner Reising (4) of Collinsville, Illinois