Little 500 Festival Fund

Little 500 Festival Queen Contest Guidelines

BACKGROUND: The Little 500 Festival generates community awareness and excitement preceding the Lucas Oil Little 500 Sprint Car Race. The nationally sanctioned race draws thousands of spectators and sprint car drivers annually from as far away as California, Florida, Europe, and Australia. The role of the Little 500 Festival Queen is to appear at events during the month of May around the community to help promote the festival as well as attend the Little 500 race at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The Queen will receive a $2500 scholarship and the first runner-up will receive a $1000 scholarship.

RULES: 1. Judging and interviews will take place on April 7. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

2. Entrants must agree to abide by the rules of the queen scholarship committee and must make appearances at certain events during the month of May to promote the Little 500 Festival.

3. Entrants must be females between the ages of 17 and 21 and be a resident of Madison County, and/or a college student living in Madison County during the 2021-2022 school year.

4. Entrants must be of good moral character and shall not have been convicted of any crimes.

5. Applicants must complete the attached application, a 250 word essay on attached prompt, and a copy of driver’s license by Friday, March 25. a. 250 word essay: What is the most rewarding community volunteer experience you have ever had and why?

6. Entrants must not have been awarded Queen in the past, runner ups may re-apply.

7. The scholarship awarded to the Queen and First Runner Up will be sent to the appropriate post-secondary educational institution upon proof of enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. If the queen or runner up is a junior or senior in high school, the check will be held until proof of enrollment in a post-secondary educational institution is provided.

An independent panel of judges will interview the contestants. Interview judging is based on poise, ability to carry a conversation, application answers, and personality.

Please email your completed application, essay, copy of driver’s license, and a JPEG photo to: by March 25, 2022. Please contact the Festival Queen Committee at 317-498-3292 or with any questions.

Click here to download the 2022 Little 500 Festival Queen application