By Marcia Raubach 

2017 Princess Flame Lexie Tourville

WEST FRANKFORT – Applications are being accepted for all 2018 Old King Coal festival Princess Flame Pageants.

Princess Flame Scholarship Pageant contestants must be between 17-24 years old as of April 1, 2018. Each contestant will be judged based on swimsuit, evening gown, interview and on-stage question. The 2018 Princess Flame will receive a $2,500 scholarship, flowers, crown, sash and trophy. The 1st runner up will receive a $1,000 scholarship, 2nd runner up will receive a $500 scholarship.

Other pageant categories are: Pre-Teen Princess Flame ages 8-12 and Teen Princess Flame ages 13-16 years old. Each contestant will compete in interview, casual wear, formal wear and on-stage question. Each winner will receive a tiara, sash and trophy.

Pageants are open to all Southern Illinois girls and will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 beginning at 7PM at the West Frankfort Community High School auditorium in West Frankfort. There is a $110 entry fee for Princess Flame and $60 entry fee for all other age groups if application is received by the March 20, 2018 deadline. All entries received after the deadline will require a $175 late registration fee for Princes Flame and $80 late registration fee for all other categories. All late applications must be post marked on or before March 31, 2018.

For applications for the Princess Flame Scholarship pageant and a complete lineup of all the events happening during the 2018 Old King Coal Festival go to

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