Mr. & Miss Juneteenth: 9th - 12th Grade
Jr. Mr. & Miss Juneteenth: 6th - 8th Grade
Little Mr. & Miss Juneteenth: 3rd - 5th Grade
Mini Mr. & Miss Juneteenth: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

2024 Royal Court Info Coming Soon

Royal Timeline

February 2024 - May 2024

Application Window

February 12th - 24th

Notification of Acceptance

Wednesday, February 28th


Wednesday, March 6th

Court Activities

March 9, 16, 23

April 1, 8, 15, 20, 22, 29

May 3

Voting & Fundraising

March 18th - April 20th

Winning Photoshoot

Saturday, May 18th

Only 3 contestants will be accepted per ranking.

Eligibility & Participation Requirements

2024 Homewood-Flossmoor Juneteenth Royal Court
  • Must be in K-12th Grade in the Homewood-Flossmoor area (towns in District 153, 161, 233)

Entry Fee (to be collected after acceptance into contest) | Includes: Juneteenth T-shirt and Professional Headshot with Juneteenth Frame 

    • Kindergarten-5th Grade: $35
    • 6th-12th Grade: $50

Application Questions

    • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Video Submission: Upload a video of you answering the question: What is Juneteenth? (no longer than 2 minutes)
    • 3rd-5th Grade Essay Submission: In a 50-word or 250 character essay, answer the question: Why is Juneteenth Celebrated?
    • 6th-8th Grade Essay Submission: In a 100-word or 500 characters essay, answer the question: Why do you celebrate Juneteenth?
    • 9th-12th Grade Essay Submission: In a 250-word or 1250 characters essay answer the question: How do I maximize the opportunities afforded me today because of those who sacrificed before me?

Natacha McGowan & Shekinah Lee, Royal Court Coordinators