Enter our True Royalty of 2020 Contest Now through Jan 31st.

We know 2020 was a tough year for everyone, but it was even harder for some. Children and families faced financial hardships, devastating losses, and major changes to life as we knew it. And despite all of that, some children have done EXTRAORDINARY things to help their families, friends, strangers, and communities. We want to hear about it!

If a child you know has done something above and beyond for others within the last year, or has suffered an extreme hardship such as homelessness, a hospitalization, or loss of a parent, nominate them for our TRUE ROYALTY OF 2020 Contest.

Who is Eligible?

  • Children must love princesses and be excited to meet one! We recommend ages 3-9 for nominees.

  • Children must live within the Hill City Ice Queen designated travel radius, including the Capital Region, the Catskills, Binghamton, Oneonta, Cooperstown, Utica and places in between.

  • Any ADULT can nominate any child, but please check with their parents first for permission.

How do I Nominate?

  • Tell us why you think this child deserves to win! Write a short explanation (min 50, max 500 words) about what the child has done this year that would make them TRUE ROYALTY. We want to hear about children who have committed overwhelming acts of kindness, overcome adversity, faced difficulty with bravery and helped to improve the lives of others.

  • Fill out the form at https://form.jotform.com/210024574821043. All categories are mandatory.

  • You will be asked to provide the child’s full name and hometown, the nominator’s full name and contact information, parental contact information, and a character reference with contact info, preferably from outside of the child’s immediate family or household. (Be sure to check with this person first. Could be a teacher, nurse or other adult that has witnessed this child’s experiences.)

  • Top winners will be asked to provide a photo and sign a photo release.

  • Nominations are due by January 31, 2021. Winners will be announced in February of 2021. Winning stories will be shared on our page.

What Will They Win?

  • Grand Prize: A Princess and Me Photoshoot with a Character of their choosing. Prize includes a princess dress or prince costume and tiara or crown to match the character, 30 minutes taking photos with the character in a planned outdoor location, 10-15 professional digital photographs and one large printed photo. Child will also received a certificate and gift box.

  • Second Place: An outdoor visit with a Character of their choosing and a tiara, certificate and gift box.

  • Third Place: A video chat with a character of their choosing, plus a mailed certificate and gift box.

  • Up to FIVE runners up will receive a mailed certificate and gift box.

Outdoor prizes will be scheduled beginning in the spring as weather permits.

Terms and Conditions:

  • No purchase necessary. Odds of winning will vary based on number of entries. Each child should only be entered ONCE. Repeated entries do NOT increase chances of winning. Entries will be voted on by our character performers to determine our winners.

  • Immediate family members of our cast are not eligible. 

  • Children MUST live within our service areas to be considered for First and Second prizes.

  • Remember, while any adult can nominate a child, parental permission is required. We will be sharing the winning children’s stories and photographs on our page.

  • Character interactions will be scheduled based on weather, coronavirus safety, and our performer availability. Prizes must be redeemed by December 31, 2021. 

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Kevin Q. Gray   ~    Mike Blakeslee

Creative Imaging Photography

Chad Morey and countless parents and friends

Thank you all!

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