Become a Contestant


CONTESTANT MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD AND NOT HAVE REACHED 22 years of age by January 1 of the year that she will represent her state at the Junior National Expo as Queen 

  • Must be single, never married, no children
  • Must be a member of the National Junior Hereford Association and a daughter or granddaughter of a Hereford breeder who is a member of the AHA or must own a Hereford animal
  • Must have been designated a State Polled or Horned Hereford Queen
  • May serve as a Queen for her state association a second year
  • May compete for National Queen two years providing she did not win the National title and she has the approval of her state
  • A candidate may not be queen/princess for another breed and a State/National Hereford Queen simultaneously
  • The sponsoring state organization must have at least one National Hereford Women member with their national dues paid by August 1 of the year she is competing for National Queen.
  • Candidate must complete the Master of Beef Advocacy Program sponsored by the Beef Check-off Program in time for the National Queen Competition

For more information about being the National Hereford Queen, please contact the National Hereford Queen Chairman, Miss Margeaux Firestine at or contact the current National Hereford Queen at