Representatives of the eight public High Schools in Cullman County compete on an equal basis for a $3,000 Scholarship Award (paid to the school in which she enrolls) given by the Fair Association. The winner also receives a diamond pendant from Doug Doggett Jewelers of Cullman. The first alternate receives a $2,000 scholarship; in the event the winner is unable to fulfill any of her duties, the first alternate will serve in lieu of the Queen. The second alternate receives a $1,000 scholarship. Wallace State College gives a leadership scholarship to the winner of the Talent portion of the contest. Cullman Lioness Club awards $200 for Miss Congeniality.