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This is a non-competitive program for girls between the ages of 5-12 years old. Your princess can share in the excitement of the Miss California Volunteer experience through the Poppy Princess Program!

Young girls from across our great state are invited to star in a fun-filled weekend at Miss California Volunteer in Hermosa Beach.

This is an incredible opportunity for your Poppy Princess to accompany a contestant onstage during the Evening Gown Competition, perform the National Anthem onstage, and learn poise, grace, and confidence. The Poppy Princess Program creates lasting friendships and unforgettable memories!


  • Age requirement: Applicants must be between the ages of 5 and 12 years old as of November 21, 2024.

  • Registration Fee/Form: The Poppy Princess Experience is $275* and includes the Official Miss California Volunteer Princess Crown and Sash, commemorative T-Shirt, drawstring bag, admittance to the official crowning ceremony, lunch and educational activity, and the opportunity to star in the show!

  • * Returning Poppy Princesses will receive a discounted price of $225 if they are able to bring their crown and sash from previous years.

Your Princess Will Need:

  • Party Dress for Princess Coronation

  • T-shirt (provided), white shorts and white tennis shoes for rehearsal

  • White party/pageant dress, above the knee length for pageant 

  • White closed-toe dress shoes, no sandals for pageant

  • More details regarding pageant weekend will be provided via email 


Registration Due by November 1, 2024

  • completed Princess Registration Form 

  • $275 Non-Refundable Registration Fee ($225 for returning princesses)

  • A completed Statement of Understanding signed by a parent/guardian.

  • A current high resolution color head shot for the State Program Book (no hats please)

    • The subject line for the email should be your princess's name and the words "Poppy Princess Photo 2025"

      • (For example: Amy Smith Poppy Princess Photo 2025) 

    • Please rename the photo file with Princess's name ​

      • (For example: amysmith)​

    • This photo should be a head shot (head and shoulders only) and if taken with a phone, ensure it is high resolution.

    • For any questions, please send an email to our Princess Director, Maren Lewis


Photos Courtesy of Hart Photography

Official Poppy Princess Crown Case
by Crown Couture Collection 

Crown Couture Collection is proud to be the EXCLUSIVE crown purse provider for the Miss California Volunteer Organization. This custom crown case was designed by the Miss California Volunteer Organization specifically for the Princesses.

The box features our original see through exterior with a gorgeous fold down handle making it easy for traveling. It also features the same unmatched quality and classic style with mirror inside for touch ups on the go, white pillow to keep your crown safe, charm and etching. You can also add your own customized nameplate for another added touch.. 

Use promo code CAPrincess50

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