Be a part of the longest-running cultural pageant in the United States, and participate in the Miss Czech-Slovak Iowa pageant. Young women aged 16-26 compete for the title of Miss Czech-Slovak Iowa at the annual Houby Days festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The competition includes a public and private interview with each contestant, a talent competition, and a kroj modeling competition.The winner of this pageant receives over $500 in prizes, and goes on to represent the state of Iowa in the National Miss Czech-Slovak Pageant held in Wilber, NE where she competes for a national title and over $10,000 in prizes. Throughout the year, she will attend events in the local and regional Czech communities.Applications must be postmarked by April 2. For more information, and to apply, please download the Miss Czech-Slovak IA Application Form.