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SPRINGFIELD COLLEEN CONTEST

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If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Springfield St. Patrick's Day Committee President

Siobhan Cullen 

Phone: 413- 427-7121

Email: ssppc0317@gmail.com 

Will you be the next Springfield Colleen or a member of the Colleen Court?

Every year, some of the finest young ladies from the Greater Springfield area and surrounding towns compete for an opportunity to represent the city of Springfield as the Colleen or a member of the Court.

Rules & Eligibility

Eligibility: 

• Young female of Irish Descent

• Between 17 to 22 years of age 

• Single (never been married or have a child) 

• At least a Junior in High School

• MUST be a resident of either Springfield, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Palmer, or Wilbraham are eligible. (Residents of other towns MAY be eligible; don't hesitate to get in touch with us directly with questions.) 

• Former Colleens and members of the Court are NOT eligible.

 

Important Dates: 
• The Preliminaries will be held on January 6th, 2024, at 7:00 PM at the John Boyle O’Reilly Club

• The Colleen Coronation Ball will be held on February 10th, at 7:00PM at The Cedars in Springfield

 

Submission Information & Deadline: 

There are two ways this year to submit your application! Either online or a mail-in paper application.

- The deadline for the online application is December 11, 2023, at Midnight Eastern Standard Time; you will receive a confirmation message once you have applied online. 

- If you are mailing in a paper application, everything must be postmarked by 12/11/23 to be considered.
 

Additional Information: 

A panel of judges will interview contestants at the preliminary contest, and five finalists will be picked to represent the Springfield Colleen Court at the Preliminaries. One of the five finalists will be crowned Springfield Colleen at the Coronation Ball. 

- All court members receive a genuine Irish wool sweater, scarf, sash, jewelry, and more. 

- The Colleen receives the above, a tiara, and a complimentary trip to Ireland. 

- The Springfield Colleen and her Court will ride atop a themed float in the Holyoke St.       Patrick's Day parade and attend many events, parties, and fundraisers throughout the year.
 

​Each of the five colleen finalists will be eligible to apply for the Mossie and Kathleen Murphy Scholarship. 
 

Questions: 

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Springfield St. Patrick's Day Committee President

Siobhan Cullen 

Phone: 413- 427-7121

Email: ssppc0317@gmail.com 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2024 PAPER MAIL IN THE APPLICATION 
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