2017 Patriotic Kid's Contest at the Realities Ride & Rally

May 27
Hosted by:Realities For Children Ch...
May 27, 2017 at 11:45am to
May 27, 2017 at 12:15pm
Realities Ride & Rally map Civic Center Park Fort Collins, CO 80521

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Realities For Children Charities & Imperfect Simplicity is hosting a PATRIOTIC KIDS CONTEST on Saturday, May 27th at 11:45am at the 2017 Realities Ride & Rally in Civic Center Park, Fort Collins.  All proceeds benefit Realities For Children Charities, serving local children who have been abused, neglected, or are at-risk. Contestants can win a variety of prizes, including cash and photo sessions!


1. Register online for $7.00 through Wednesday, May 24th  

2. Register at the Contest Stage TABLE (in the center of Civic Center Park during the 
    Realities Ride & Rally) for $10.00 cash, between 10:45-11:15am on Saturday, May 27th.  
    (then be at the STAGE by 11:30am for contest)



1. Participants must be between the ages 5-17.  Siblings and families are welcome to be in contest. 

2. Parents must be present to sign a waiver and be responsible for children before, during, and after contest.

3. We are looking for family-friendly, patriotic looks.  Props are welcome.  Hair, makeup, and attire is the responsibility of the contestant.

4. Check-in/Registration will be from 10:45-11:15am at the Contest Stage TABLE. 
**Any contestant arriving after 11:15am, unfortunately will not be able to participate.  

5.  During the contest, you will be asked to walk the stage, strike some poses, and answer a patriotic question or two.  Judging is based on wardrobe/costume, hair/makeup, creativity, overall look, poses, and charisma.

6.  Awards will be given to; best handmade costume, most creative, and best overalll.  There will also be a Viewers Choice Award.  This award is given to the contestant who raises the most amount of money during the contest so be sure to tell all your family and friends to bring cash as voting dollars for you!

7.  ALL CONTESTANTS are asked to stay until after the contest is over for group pictures.


  • Best Handmade Costume: $50 cash 
  • Most Creative: $50 cash 
  • Viewers Choice: $25 cash & Family 4-Pack (2 games laser tag, 3 runs through laser maze, pizza & soda) at Loveland Laser Tag ($100.00 value)
  • Best Overalll: $25 cash & 1 month of karate + free uniform at Ripple Effect Martial Arts ($220.00 value)
  • All participants get a free game of bowling or laser tag at Chippers Lanes!


What can/can't I bring to the event?
You are welcome to bring hair care and make-up in your own carrying bags, you are welcome to bring a change of clothes (but there is no changing room available at the event), you are welcome to bring as many friends and family as you'd like to cheer you on. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email the event director and manager for the Patriotic Kids Contest, Janie Rocek (info@janierocek.com) with any specific question relating to the Contest or the Director Of Events for Realities For Children, Joyce Dickens (joyce@RealitiesForChildren.com) at any time with questions about the Realities Ride & Rally.

Thank you for your interest and participation!

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