Mr. & Miss Holiday at Home

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Date(s) - 08/04/2018
All Day

Holiday at Home Event


Application Procedures for the 2018 Holiday at Home Pageant

  • Complete the application form and essay prompt.
  • Submit two clear, wallet-sized head shot photos (will not be returned: sent to local papers)
  • $30 entry fee (checks payable to the Kettering Holiday at Home Foundation)

Entries will be limited to the first twenty received.

Mail the above items to:

Courtney Osting
Kettering Holiday at Home
807 Gleneagle Dr
Dayton, OH 45431


Application Deadline is Friday, July 13, 2018

Participants must be 17 to 21 years old on the day of the contest, and residents of the cities of Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro, or West Carrollton, or the townships of Beavercreek, Miami, Sugarcreek or Washington.  Participants must also be unmarried and cannot have served on previous Holiday at Home Courts.

Mandatory events for all Contest Participants

Wednesday, August 1                    Judges’ Interview                                      Attire:  business

Time:  5:00 pm                            McAfee Heating & Air– 4548 Presidential Way


Friday, August 4                          Competition Run-Through                         Attire:  smart casual

Time:  5:00 pm                            Kettering Fairmont Recital Hall– 3301 Shroyer Rd.


Saturday, August 5                       2018 COMPETITION!                            Attire: formal

Time:  6:30 pm                            Kettering Fairmont Recital Hall– 3301 Shroyer Rd.


Platform and Interview Prompts

Each participant should bring their unique talents, perspective and personality to the competition.  The contestant’s application and essay will become the basis for each participant’s interview questions during the Judge’s Interview. Additionally, each applicant will answer an on-stage question directed from the judges.

The contestant’s score sheet with include an evaluation of poise/presentation, Judge’s interview, an essay on the applicant’s community service involvement and on-stage question will be the 4 criteria in determining the contest winners.


Scholarship Information

The overall winner of the pageant will receive a $3,000 scholarship and the two runner-ups will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.

A ceremonial presentation will be made at the Holiday at Home Gala where the Court will be officially presented the weekend of the Holiday at Home Festival.

Scholarship checks will be written out to the college/university or trade school where the awardee is an enrolled student at the beginning of the student’s first Fall semester following the pageant. If the student is currently enrolled as a college student, a check will be sent to the school following the Holiday at Home Festival.

Mandatory events for the Holiday at Home Titleholder:

Locations and attire will be disclosed to winners following the Competition

Thursday, August 16, 6:30 pm:     Kick-Off Reception

Saturday, September 1, 6:00 pm:     Annual Gala

Sunday, September 3, 1 pm:     VIP Reception

Sunday, September 3, 3:00 pm:     Judging the H@H Car Show (day 1), greeting Arts and Crafts vendors, and Children’s Activities, at the Holiday at Home Festival

Monday, September 3, 8 am:     Start the H@H 5k Race

Monday, September 3, 9 am:     Parade

Monday, September 3, after parade:     Refresher

Monday, September 3, after Refresher:     Judging H@H Car Show (day 2), Meet and Greet festival goers at the Holiday at Home Festival


Any questions, contact Courtney Osting (740) 352-8346