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Columbus Day
 Queen Contest

Be part of history! Apply now to become the next Bella Regina!

In a tradition as old as the JCCIA, every year the Columbus Day Queen Pageant is held to select a new reigning young woman.

2023 Columbus Day Queen Contest

TBA

Eligibility Requirements:​

  • Contestants must be between the ages of 17-23

  • Must be single and have never been married

  • Must reside in the Chicagoland area

  • Must prove Italian descent

  • Must attend Columbus Day mass and parade

Click here for 2022 pageant information

Click here for 2022 pageant application

2022 Columbus Day Queen Contest

Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Des Plaines Theatre - Des Plaines, IL.

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2022 Columbus Day Parade Queen: Sofia C. with former 2021 Columbus Day Parade Queen: Isabella B., along with JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico(right), and JCCIA Women's Division Member Phyllis Schoene (left)

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2022 Columbus Day Parade Queen: Sofia C., and her Court: Katrina G., Olivia G., Mia H., Alyssa O., Annette M., and Isabella R., along with JCCIA President Ron Onesti, and JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico, JCCIA Members: Phyllis Schoene and Rosemary Ranallo, former Columbus Day Queens: Isabella Bucaro and Chelsea Baker, and JCCIA Avanti Group Leader Pasquale Gianni 

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2022 Columbus Day Parade Queen Sofia C., with JCCIA President Ron Onesti 

 

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2022 Columbus Day Parade Queen Sofia C., with members of her court: Annette M.,(left), Olivia G., and Isabella R.(right) at the San Francesco Di Paola Festa 

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2022 Columbus Day Parade Queen Sofia C.,and her court: Katrina G., Olivia G., Mia H., Alyssa O., Annette M., and Isabella R.

 

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2022 Columbus Day Parade Queen Sofia Console 

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2022 Columbus Day Parade Queen Contestants: Sofia C., Giulia D., Olivia D., Olimpia G., Katrina G., Olivia G., Gabriella L., Francesca M., Alyssa O., Olivia R., Isabella R., Mia S., and Tara V.