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Participation in Ritual competition has many benefits to Job’s Daughters, including improving presentation skills, developing confidence, and obtaining experience before an audience. We encourage all Members to take advantage of the many opportunities to participate in the Ritual Competitions. Please follow ALL instructions in this packet. If you have questions about any part of this information, please contact a member of the Ritual Competition Committee for clarification.


Ritual competitions are open to all Nebraska Job’s Daughters who are registered for Grand Session. Registration for the all competitions will be online. Please contact the Ritual Committee if you require another way to register. All registrations must be submitted on or before the deadline at the top of this page. This information is needed to assist the Committee in arranging for judges, facilities and scheduling of competitions.


There is no restriction on the number of Members from each Bethel that may compete in an individual category. (i.e. a Bethel may have two Members competing in Chaplain, First Messenger, etc.) A Member may compete in any/all team competitions and ONE individual competition from each of the competition lists found in the MEMBER INDIVIDUAL COMPETITIONS section of this packet.


Ritual Competition will not conflict with performing arts competitions this year. Competition scheduling will attempt to account for practices for Grand Bethel Officers and Representatives, and for state officer selection process activities, such as luncheons, for Spirit Ambassadors, Daughter H.I.K.E. Coordinators and the candidates for these positions.

Please note any potential conflicts a competitor may have by indicating their other activities:

  • GBO – Grand Bethel Officer

  • GBR – Grand Bethel Representative

  • GBP – Grand Bethel Page

  • GBHQD – Grand Bethel Honored Queen Draw

  • MNJD – Miss Nebraska Job’s Daughter or Candidate

  • SPA – Spirit Ambassador or Candidate

  • HIKE – Coordinators or Applicants

Restrictions for State Officers

Current Miss Nebraska Job’s Daughter and MNJD contestants: You may compete in team Ritual competitions but not individual Ritual competitions due to scheduling conflicts. Most pageant events will take place on Wednesday.


There is no restrictions for Grand Bethel Officers or Grand Bethel Representatives. However, please note that holding a Grand Bethel Office is your top priority and all Grand Bethel parts need to be memorized before considering participating in ritual competitions!

Dropping Competitions

We encourage Members to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible. Out of respect for the time of our volunteer judges, every contestant is expected to be fully prepared to compete when they arrive at Grand Session. Councils and Members share in this responsibility equally in order to ensure that Members are prepared for their competitions.  Please stress with the Members the importance of this commitment and notify the committee of any dropped competitions by June 1. 

If emergency circumstances require changes after you have submitted your registration, please notify us as soon as possible so we can make appropriate changes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Grand Bethel Ritual Committee Chairs:

General Instructions for ALL Competitions

  • All competitions will be held in-person at Grand Session.

  • If unavoidable extenuating circumstances prevent in-person attendance by a competitor, please contact the Ritual Committee Co-Chairs to request special accommodation. Accommodation requests will be considered but are NOT guaranteed.

  • Competitors must be registered to attend Grand Session in order to participate.

  • Competitors will have the opportunity to look at the competition room before they begin.

  • Enter the competition room in an orderly fashion and wait inside the competition door until the Verbatim Judge says “You may begin” and then begin your Ceremony or go to your station in an orderly manner of your choice.

  • Any Member that receives a zero on their verbatim score will NOT place in their competition.

Ritual Competition

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Jackie Carley |

Official Regalia Inspection for Competition (Robe Check)

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