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2023 Maine Lobster Festival Delegate

Deadline: Jun 30, 2023 11:59 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Aug 02, 2023 12:00 pm - Aug 06, 2023 6:00 pm (EDT)

About the event

The Maine Lobster Festival is five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine! This annual event takes place during the first weekend of August, from Wednesday through Sunday.
Maine Lobster Festival
Maine Lobster Festival
Maine Lobster Festival
Maine Lobster Festival

About the application

The Coronation event is one of the first events of the festival every year. Historically known as the “Sea Goddess Coronation,” this event takes place on Wednesday night and showcases the spirit and passion of the youth in our community.


The Maine Lobster Festival is proud to be adapting and growing this competition. Contestants are expected to participate in events during and leading up to this week of festivities. Events will include a basic orientation, volunteering with mentors during the festival, public speaking guidance, working with volunteers to write letters in support of the Maine Lobstering industry, a banquet with judges, and the coronation evening event. All events will not only provide valuable tools and experiences, but give contestants opportunities to showcase their strengths in healthy competition.  This competition is open to all Maine residents ages 16-22. 


About the Application

If you are a young person who is interested in being part of this Festival tradition and the next Maine Lobster Festival Delegate, use this online application to submit your information.


Terms & Conditions

The Maine Lobster Festival does not descriminate based on a person's national origin, race, color, religion, disability, sexual oriantation, gender identification, and familial status.



  • A maximum of 25 participants will be selected out of completed applications, on a first-come, first-served basis

  • Must be a resident of Maine

  • Does not have to reside in the Midcoast area, can live anywhere in the state of Maine. All will need to attend required events, outlined below.

  • Must be at least 16 and no more than 22 years of age, on August 1, 2023

  • May only participate one year

  • Have no past or pending civil or criminal charges, other than moving violations

  • Applications must be received by June 30

  • Pay a $100 application fee


As an accepted applicant, you will:

  • Volunteer a minimum of four hours for set up before the festival opens, and four hours during the festival.

  • Be required to abide by Maine State Laws pertaining to illicit drugs, alcohol, or any illegal substance use.

  • Abide by social media guidelines (to be provided) related to the festival.

  • Wear professional or formal attire for the coronation event. If you are unable to supply clothing like this, the Coronation Committee will provide support (


Along with the duties outlined below, the winner, runner up, and Miss/Mr Congeniality will be awarded a cash price in the following denominations:


Winner: $2,000

Runner Up: $1,500

Miss/Mr Congeniality: $500

         *Note that a valid W9 must be filled out completely in order to receive an award.


All participants who complete the application requirements, outlined on this page, including participating in the required events below, will receive a $100 donation to the local non-profit of their choice, pending final approval from the Coronation Committee.


Other Benefits:

What do you get from participating? Aside from experience and camaraderie with their peers, participants in the Maine Lobster Festival Delegate competition receive mentoring from members of the Maine Lobster Festival Committee through these additional events and opportunities for learning:

  • Local Volunteer/Service events

  • Public speaking workshop

  • Coaching and support around selecting either Professional or Formal Attire

  • Experience writing professional letters through a letter writing campaign

  • Experience working with social media through Dream Local Digital

  • “Littles” event working with local youth


Schedule Requirements:

Following the application process, selected people will attend a series of events leading up to the 76th Maine Lobster Festival. These events will be used for judges to get to know the participants, build relationships with other participants, gain knowledge of the fishing/lobster industry, and to have fun.


It is recommended that each participant makes every effort to attend all pre-festival events that are not listed as a required event. This will give participants information needed for potential questions, the knowledge and experience they can take with them, and to interact with other participants.


Pre-Coronation Events/Tours:

We are working to finalize the schedule of events and will share as soon as we are able. Pre-Coronation events will be scheduled to start the second week of July.


Post-Coronation Events:

The Big E - Held in West Springfield, MA, this event is an annual fair held in September. It is the fifth largest state fair in the country and serves as an important venue to draw in visitors to the Maine Lobster Festival. The winning contestant will be asked to attend and represent the festival for part of this event. Dates to come.


Required Events:

  • Welcome Meeting/Orientation – Date to come
  • Maine Lobster Festival Delegate Banquet – Evening of July 28, 2023
  • Dress Rehearsal (typically held on the afternoon of the Coronation)
  • Coronation Event – August 2, 2023
  • *If selected as the winner or runner-up - attend the festival each day (August 2 - 6, 2023 )

Questions on the application

User information

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email
  • Gender
  • Birthday
  • Address

Additional information

  • Upload a copy of your Driver’s License or State-Issued Photo ID
  • Upload a Head Shot Photo
  • Sign the Coronation Contest Consent Form
  • Sign Photo Consent Form
  • Sign Food Allergy Form
  • Upload PDF or document of a letter of recommendation from a non-relative OR upload a video - max 3 minutes answering the question “Why do you want to be a Maine Lobster Festival Delegate?”
2023 Maine Lobster Festival Delegate
2023 Maine Lobster Festival Delegate
2023 Maine Lobster Festival
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