2019 Christkindlmarket Des Moines Christkind Application
Welcome! We appreciate your interest in applying to be the 2019 Christkind at Christkindlmarket Des Moines (CDM) taking place December 6 – 8, 2019 at Principal Park. Please complete the 2019 application PRIOR to your interview. You will receive a confirmation email with additional details upon successful application submission. Learn more about the Christkind and its history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christkind

For more information about CDM, please visit our website. www.christkindlmarketdsm.com


• Application Deadline: September 15, 2019
• Interviews Held: Week of September 23, 2019
• 2019 Christkind Announcement: October 1, 2019

To Apply

1. Register and complete this official online application
2. Please email video of applicant reading opening ceremony proclamation (http://www.christkindlmarketdsm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Proclamation.docx) to christkindlmarketdsm@gmail.com
3. Please email headshot of applicant to christkindlmarketdsm@gmail.com

Note: CDM will provide the costume, wig and accessories; Christkind can wear their own shoes.

To be eligible to be the 2019 Christkind, all of the following criteria must be met:

• Must be at least 16 years of age by December 31, 2019, and no more than 22 years of age before January 5, 2020
• A resident of Iowa (or attending an Iowa-based school/university) able to provide verification of residence and/or enrollment
• A student in high school or enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 units) in any accredited school or college in Iowa
• Possess at least a 2.0 grade point average in both the current and previous years’ course work and able to provide verification
• Available to participate in-person or via video during scheduled interview
• Must be able to memorize and recite opening ceremony proclamation in front of 2,500 people without visual or auditory aid
• Must enjoy working with others and talking with the public, including children of all ages
• Must be able to provide own transportation to and from appearances
• Available to attend the following functions/appearances as the 2019 Christkind
6pm – 8pm, December 5, 2019 | ‘Twas the Night Before #CDM2019 Preview Event
5:30pm – 7:30pm, December 6, 2019 | Opening Ceremony
2pm – 4pm, December 7, 2019 | CDM appearance
2pm – 4pm, December 8, 2019 | CDM appearance

Please fill out and submit this application; all fields with red asterisks (*) are required.

Legal First Name *
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Last Name *
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Preferred Name *
If your legal name is different than your preferred name (eg Suzanne vs Suzie) please enter it here, otherwise, please re-enter your legal name here.
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Address Line 1 *
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City *
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Email *
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School *
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Year in School *
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Birthdate *
Legal Guardian/Parent 1 *
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Legal Guardian/Parent 2 *
Please enter legal first and last names for both guardian/parent even though you may live in a single-parent household.
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I hereby affirm I meet all eligibility requirements. Further, I irrevocably grant permission to Christkindlmarket Des Moines, in its sole discretion, to photograph me, record my voice and to use my name and/or reproductions of my likeness and/or voice in connection with printed materials, still and moving pictures, video recordings, television and/or radio broadcasts both live and/or taped, in any part of the world. *
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