Plaquemines Parish
Seafood Festival

April 26-28, 2024

Dear Pageant Contestants,

You are invited to participate in the Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival Queen’s pageant on Sunday, May 19, 2024, located at the Plaquemines Parish Multi Purpose Building, 333 F. Edward Hebert Blvd. Bldg 555, Belle Chasse, LA. The pageant is open to all young ladies who reside in Plaquemines Parish between the ages of 17-23.  The deadline to enter is May 16, 2024 by 10:00 pm.  Entry forms will NOT be accepted after this date and time.

As a contestant, you will be judged in the following areas:  Interview, Appearance, Personality and Beauty.  The attire for Interview should be an interview suit. Interviews will also be conducted at the Multi Purpose Center.  Once you have submitted your application, you will receive additional information in regards to interview.  The pageant will begin promptly at 2:00 pm.  Proper pageant attire (long dress) is required for the onstage portion of the competition.  Prepare a short self introduction/jingle inviting everyone to come out for the Seafood Festival.  You will only be judged on the presentation.  There will be an on-stage question only in the event of a tie. 

Admission will be $5.00 for everyone 12 and older. This event will be open to the public. 

If selected as the Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival Queen you will preside over the 2025 festival activities and have the opportunity to travel throughout the state of Louisiana as our ambassador promoting the Seafood Festival and industry.  The crown, scepter, trane and collar will be yours to wear during your reign until you crown your successor.  The monogrammed banners will be yours to keep.  You are asked to read and sign a contract and expected to attend a minimum of 20 pageants and/or festivals during your one-year reign, with local events being your priority.    You will also be expected to participate in the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals Convention (LAFF), in the LAFF Queen pageant.  The convention will be held February 6-9, 2025 in Baton Rouge.  The Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival will pay for your room and event registration fee.  Upon the completion of your year and fulfillment of your obligations, you will receive a $1,000.00 cash scholarship.

If you have any questions regarding the pageant, please contact Dondra Kientz at 504-237-0663 or you can email

There will be no entry fee to participate in the competition.

The mailing address is:

Dondra Kientz
Seafood Festival Pageant Director
239 Sarah Victoria Drive
Belle Chasse, LA 70037