The winner of the 2018 Miss Snowball Derby Pageant will be going home with more than just a crown, sash and prestigious title. The lady lucky enough to be crowned Miss Snowball Derby will also be going home with a designer necklace donated by Jewelers Trade Shop in Pensacola, Florida.


This is the first year that the pageant has been lucky enough to receive a beautiful piece of jewelry to award to the winner, which only adds to the distinct honor of being named Miss Snowball Derby.


The necklace that Miss Snowball Derby will take home. (Photo credit: Jewelers Trade Shop)

The pendant donated to the pageant by Jewelers Trade Shop is from designer David Yurman’s Solari collection.  It is sterling silver and 18” in length with 10mm round south sea pearls with grey and green tones. The diamond weighs in at 0.064 carats, and the retail value of the necklace is $500.


The Miss Snowball Derby pageant returns to the venue of Seville Quarters in historic downtown Pensacola on Thursday, November 15, 2018 to crown the beauty queen for the 51st Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.


In addition to the beautiful David Yurman pendant that will be given to the winner of the pageant, Fast Cash ATM has put $1,000 on the line for the top-three finishers.  The lucky lady crowned Miss Snowball Derby will receive $500, while second place will receive $300 and third place will receive $200.


Each lady participating in this year’s Miss Snowball Derby pageant will receive a gift bag as part of their prize package for partaking in the event. Included in that gift bag will be a ticket to the 51st Annual Snowball Derby, which will take place Sunday, December 2 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.


The pageant will be highly looked forward to by competitors as they compete for the coveted title of Miss Snowball Derby.


Miss Snowball Derby’s responsibilities include representing Five Flags Speedway at as many Snowball Derby functions as possible, as well as being present for all victory lane photos, pre-race ceremonies and fan activities throughout the 51st Annual Snowball Derby.


Miss Snowball Derby is also asked to attend as many Five Flags Speedway races as their schedule allows throughout the season in 2019.


Last year, Mississippi’s Emmalee Hodge was crowned the 2017 Miss Snowball Derby and will return this time around to crown her successor.


All women 17 years of age and older can compete to become Miss Snowball Derby 2018, and females worldwide are encouraged to enter. The young women that enter the contest have the chance to show their love of short track racing at the biggest event of the year, as well as represent their hometown.


The 2018 Miss Snowball Derby Pageant will be streamed via a free, live broadcast on


To register for the 5th Annual Miss Snowball Derby Pageant, visit


The Snowball Derby will take place on Wednesday, November 28 through Sunday, December 2 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL.  For more information regarding the event, including ticket information, schedules and ticket information, please visit Snowball Central presented by Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants.


-Story by: Kendra Adams, Southeast Correspondent

-Photo credit: Jewelers Trade Shop

Designer Necklace Added to Prizes for Snowball Derby Pageant