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2023 Dogwood Royalty

Enjoy the Dogwood Tradition with Some New Twists

contest rules

Four Categories for Dogwood Royalty
Contest Rules

4 to 7 years old
8 to 11 years old
12 to 15 years old
16 to 19 years old



Must live in the Phoenixville Area School District OR attend a school/daycare within the Phoenixville Area School District such as Holy Family, Renaissance Academy, Kiddy Academy, etc. The student may not have previously won the age category and they may not have won any category within the last two years.

​In order to participate, each student must follow the steps below and set up a Givebutter page to help raise funds for the Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation.

The two contestants with the highest donations per age group will be crowned Dogwood Royalty! Minimum amount raised to be recognized as a contestant is $10. Do your part in helping to raise money for this year’s 80th Annual Dogwood Festival!

​Students age is determined as of May 1, 2023. The two contestants with the highest donations per category will be crowned during the Dogwood Festival and receive the Royal Treatment including a chance to ride in the Dogwood Parade. This will be coordinated with the child’s guardians, so please provide accurate contact information when you sign up for Givebutter.

Disclaimer: The contest is run through the Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation, who has final say and authority over the contest and its rules. Only donations received through Givebutter at will be recognized. The final votes will be tallied at 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

Dogwood Royalty History

A 79 Year Tradition Continues

Phoenixville's Annual Dogwood tradition dates back to May 1943, when Retired Army Major General Edward C. Shannon, dedicated a dogwood tree in Reeves Park, as a memorial to the men and woman of the Armed Forces, many of whom had died in active service during World War II.

The very first Dogwood Queen was 1943 Phoenixville High School graduate Regina Glowacki, who was elected by her fellow students through the sale of War Bonds and War Stamps which netted a total of $18,154.85.

We continue the tradition with students who reside in or attend a school in the Phoenixville Area School District raising funds for the Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation which contributes to a number of non-profits and initiatives in the Phoenixville Area Community.  

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"To provide development opportunities that empower

young people to create positive change"

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