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The Czech Costume Judging Contest will start off the events at the Prague Kolache Festival. The contest will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. for all ages at the main grandstand at the city park along Main Street (Highway 62).

There is no pre-entry for the contest. Contestants come forward for the judging when their age division is announced. There will be one division for the contest this year instead of the two divisions that has been held in recent years.

Women and girls costumes are based on the following: full skirt with trim, apron with trim, white blouse with puffed sleeves and trim, vest with trim, headpiece (cap, bow or garland), black or dark shoes or boots.

Men and boys costumes are based on the following: dark color pants with decorative trim down the legs, vest with trim, white shirt with puffed sleeves and trim, Czech hat/cap with trim, and black or dark shoes/boots.

The proposed age groups are as follows and may be changed by the chairman, Jennifer Sullivan, based on the number of participants in each age group: separate groups for boys and girls ages 0-1; 2-3 years; 4-6 yrs.; 7-10 yrs.; 11-17 yrs.; and for women and men 18 years and older.

Plaques will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each of the divisions. Everyone is invited to participate.

Current royalty and royalty candidates are not eligible for judging.