Miss Charlevoix Venetian Queen Competition

Congratulations to our 2017 Miss Charlevoix Venetian Queen,
Madison Carey!


Madison Carey is a 2014 graduate of Charlevoix High School and a junior at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.  An Elementary Education major, she is expecting to earn her degree in December of 2019.  The 20 year old daughter of Stephanie and Timothy Carey, she continues to give back to her community by working at The Lake House in downtown Charlevoix and as a teacher’s assistant at the Charlevoix Elementary School.  Madison says that although she has always been interested in the Queen competition, she has decided to run this year because she feels that she can proudly represent Charlevoix in the way that she categorizes this community: with “grace, poise, beauty, and strength.”  Madison is sponsored by The Lake House Charlevoix.



Congratulations to our 2017 winners:
First Runner Up: Miss Lukila Witthoeft
Essay Winner: Miss Madison Carey
Miss Congeniality: Miss Michelle Bollini & Miss Kenzi Cunningham

Join us, Friday, July 27, 2018 in East Park for the crowning of the 2018 Miss Charlevoix Venetian Queen!
Interested in being in the running for Miss Charlevoix Venetian Queen?
Official Competition Rules & Regulations
Official Venetian Queen Competition Application [Coming Soon!]

About the Miss Charlevoix Venetian Queen Scholarship Competition

The young ladies that participate in the Miss Charlevoix Venetian Queen competition serve the Charlevoix community as its ambassadors.  The reigning queen, her court, and new candidates promote our beautiful town, our lakes and tourism while visiting surrounding Northern Michigan community events.

Each year the young women that enter the Miss Charlevoix Venetian Queen competition bring intelligence, integrity, and a love of community with them.  The coronation is a must see community event that is held in East Park at the Odmark Performance Pavilion on Venetian Friday.

The Miss Charlevoix Venetian Queen competition is scholarship based.  The young women that participate in the competition are required to write an introduction letter, an essay, prepare and present one persuasive speech, and complete both panel and personal interview with judges that are selected from outside the Charlevoix Community.  Each candidate is judged completely on her own merit.

The scholarships provided are:
Venetian Queen: $3,000.00
First Runner Up: $1,000.00
High Scholastic Achievement/Essay Winner: $500.00

Queen Scholarships are awarded at the end of her reign and is paid toward the school that is attending.  The scholarship funds are provided by the Charlevoix Venetian Festival through generous donations.

If you would like to be a part of the Venetian Queen Competition, or,
if you are interested in donating to the Festival and this Competition,
please contact the Venetian Festival Headquarters at: 231.547.3872.