If you are passionate about Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, love to volunteer in the community, and enjoy the Bavarian culture, you are halfway there! Not sure if this role is right for you, or want to know more about the experience, make sure to read Who Is Miss Oktoberfest for information on skills, schedules and the overall experience of being Miss Oktoberfest.
Anyone interested in running for Miss Oktoberfest must submit an application no later than Friday, September 7, 2018. For two weeks, successful candidates will attend sponsored events around the community. During this time candidates will interact with each other, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest sponsors, Oktoberfest officials like the president of the festival, media personalities, and Miss Oktoberfest Alumni.
The next phase is interviews with our judges, but not to worry—they are friendly and they just want to get to know you! The successful candidate will be determined based on their success in the interviews, and their community involvement, knowledge of the festival, and passion for German culture (even if you are not German).
On Friday, September 28, 2018 a select number of participants will attend the Miss Oktoberfest Gala where the successful candidate will be crowned and her experience will begin!
Who is eligible to run for Miss Oktoberfest?
What needs to be included with my application?
Corporate/Individual Sponsorship Entry Fee (non-refundable): $350 + HST
Sponsorship will include:
We would appreciate receiving your entry as soon as possible but no later than Friday, September 7, 2018.
Miss Oktoberfest is one of the most requested ambassadors for the festival. It is a full year commitment, with the busiest time, of course, being during the festival and the two weeks leading up to it. If you become Miss Oktoberfest, expect that you will need to be available from approximately 5 a.m. until 1 a.m. each day of the festival to make appearances at special events and participate in interviews for early morning radio and television. Please see an example of what a year in the life of Miss Oktoberfest could look like here.
This ambassador role is designed to engage with children, youth, and young adults and to provide career advancement opportunities for young women in the local community. Therefore, these guidelines have been put in place to support these goals. Don’t fit the criteria but know an exemplary woman in our community?
What Does the Successful Candidate Receive?
In addition to a once in a lifetime experience, the successful candidate will receive a number of items and opportunities. Miss Oktoberfest will receive a scholarship to put towards her continuing education or professional development. Her year will include many items such as her sash, crown and dirndl, but will also include the opportunity to develop a wide variety of skills. Miss Oktoberfest will be invited to a number of networking opportunities with high level city officials, business professionals and various other VIPS. She will be responsible for a variety of public speaking roles, and will be provided with media training to handle her new responsibilities. In addition to her official role within Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, this platform will allow her to give voice to causes that are important to her. Past women in the Miss Oktoberfest role have given voice to causes such as Kidsability, Lutherwood and Junior Achievement.