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June 14th 2025

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1940s Ball

1940s Ball Pin Up Contest

Contest Details:

Online submissions and voting will open March 1, 2024 and voting will close April 15th.  Submissions will be accepted until March 15th.

The judges will choose 5 finalists and the remaining 5 spots will be chosen by online voting.  Final 10 contestants will be announced on April 20th. These 10 contestants will be invited to compete on stage at the 1940s Summer ball on June 15th.



  • Queen of the Ball  
  • 1st Runner Up
  • 2nd Runner Up  

    The contest will be judged on the following:

    • Authenticity of Outfit (including accessories and shoes).
    • Authentic Hair and Makeup.
    • Originality and Personality 
    • Overall Stage Presence 


    Must be dressed in 1940s era-appropriate attire (re-productions are acceptable however authentic vintage is preferred and will be judged higher).

    All are welcome, however out of state or longer distanced winners will be responsible for their own travel arrangements should they finish in the top 10.   

    Submitted photos must be of professional quality, either watermarked with photographer’s name or submitted with permission of photographer.  All photos must be finished edited photographs that are no more than 1 year old.  

    Photos must be in the style of or showcasing authentic 1940s or 50s attire, and have an overall vintage feel.

    The final contestants chosen in advance will receive complimentary admission to the event (for themselves only).


    $500 Grand Prize for Queen of the Ball

     All winners will be awarded:

    Custom sash

    2 tickets to the 1940s White Christmas Ball

    Swag bag with 1940s Ball merch and sponsor gifts


    Bree Anne Pappan (Vintage Treasures and fashion historian), Kimber Dempsey (Pin Up Model and mid century architecture historian), and Susan Reisser (fashion historian)

    Hosted by:

    Whisky LaRue (Pin Up Model, fashion historian, and former 1940s Ball Ms. Vintage US!)

    Contest ends April 15, 2024









    To submit your pin up photo for entry in the contest please email your submission details to us at and we will upload your submission.  The form below is not working for submissions.

    ***Please note the only 1 vote per person (per pin-up) is allowed.