Little Miss Dorchester

Little Miss, Young Miss Dorchester Contests on May 14

The Little Miss Dorchester contest for 2011 will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. at the Columbia Rd. campus of Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy. The Young Miss Dorchester contest will be held at 11 a.m.

Click here for the application which must be returned by May 6.

All girls entering the Little Miss Dorchester contest must be:
• Residents of Dorchester
7, 8 or 9 years of age on May 14th, 2011
• Able to participate in the Dorchester Day Parade, June 5, 2011
• Able to provide a copy of their birth certificate if they win or are a runner-up
• Attach their response to one of the offered questions and be prepared to read it the day of the contest.

The Young Miss Dorchester contest will be held at 11 a.m. on May 14 at the same location.
The application— available here— must be returned by May 6.

All girls entering the Young Miss Dorchester contest must be:
• Residents of Dorchester
10, 11, or 12 years of age on May 14th, 2011
• Able to participate in the Dorchester Day Parade, June 5, 2011
• Able to provide a copy of their birth certificate if they win or are a runner-up
• Attach their response to the offered question and be prepared to read it the day of the contest

Judges’ final decision will determine the winner and runners up of the Little Miss Dorchester Contest 2011.

The application (copies accepted) must be completed and mailed (post-marked) no later than MAY 6. Please enclose an optional photo (no larger than 4X6) of the contestant. This will be used to assist our judges with their deliberation. All photos will be returned the day of the Little Miss Dorchester contest. The winner and runners ups MUST submit a birth certificate documenting the child’s age by Friday, May 20th. Contestants who do not meet the age requirement will be immediately disqualified.

Confirmation packets will be mailed to all contestants prior to the event. Please contact Annissa George at (617) 474-0797 or email littlemiss@dotdayparade.com with additional questions.  Read more

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In 1993, I was a shy little six-year-old with missing front teeth and a lisp. As my mother put rollers in my hair the morning of the Little Miss Dorchester contest, she reminded me to do my best, speak loudly, and keep smiling.

I was nervous as I walked onstage. Then my little sister (my number one fan) yelled out my name in baby talk and I relaxed. After the contestants answered questions like: "What's your favorite subject in school?" and "What do you want to be when you grow up?" the judges convened to decide who would be the next Little Miss.  Read more

Everett school second-grader wins Little Miss crown

By 
Martine Louis
May. 15, 2007

Eight year-old Vany Cardoso - the newest Little Miss Dorchester- was just one of the 28 girls who dazzled the judges and audience that gathered at the First Parish Church last Saturday, for the annual contest. The number one goal of the event, which has been part of the annual Dorchester Day celebrations for decades now, is to "have fun and help girls build confidence in public speaking," says Annissa George, the event coordinator.  Read more