Thank you for your interest in applying for the Cherry Blossom Queen Program. The application for the 2023 Program is now open. The application deadline is 11:59pm, Sunday, October 30th, 2022.

2023 Application

There are two parts to the application.

Part 1 of the application will collect basic contact information such as name, email, and phone number. We encourage you to fill out Part 1 of the application as soon as possible to indicate your interest in the program. 

2023 Application Part 1

In Part 2, applicants will submit a short written speech, personal statement, resume, letter of recommendation, and recent photo.

2023 Application Part 2

Application deadline: 11:59pm, Sunday, October 30th, 2022

Some of the qualifications to be eligible to apply as a candidate for the Northern California Cherry Blossom Court are as follows:

–  be a female of at least 19 years of age and not more than 26 years of age by the first festival weekend in April
–  be of at least 50% Japanese ancestry
–  have been or currently an active participant/volunteer in a community organization
–  have been a resident of Northern California for at least 2 or 3 years, depending on citizenship