We are seeking young people aged 8 to 15 years old for the 2024 Cincinnati Concours Hagerty Youth Judging!

Spots are limited to 25, so sign up by June 1, 2024, for a chance at a spot!

Photo courtesay of Dennis Cohen

Photo courtesy of Dennis Cohen

Hagerty and the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance have formed a multiyear “Partnership for Youth,” with the goal of involving more young people in the automotive hobby. We started the program in 2011, so this is the 13th year of our Youth Judging Program, excluding missing a year in 2020, because of the event cancellation for COVID restrictions. The kids have really loved participating and we have been impressed with the positive impact this experience has had on the participants.

Hagerty provides official judging gear including T-shirts, hats and scorecards, and helps teach our young judges about the vehicles and evaluation criteria.

A small group of vehicles are pre-selected to be scored by the Youth Judges, who also present awards to their top three vehicle choices. Participants have the opportunity to interact with vehicle owners, carefully inspect each vehicle and make the determination of their favorites based on the scoring criteria. The program continues to grow in popularity, with multiple children requesting to return as a judge in the following years.

This program has room for 25 children between the ages of 8 and 15. If you know of a young person who would be interested in taking part in the 2024 Hagerty Youth Judging Program on Sunday, June 9, at Ault Park starting at 8:45 in the morning, please contact Michael Kelly at [email protected] or John Mereness at [email protected]. We’ll have light refreshments to start the day and Graeter’s ice cream for each Hagerty Youth Judge after the judging is finished.

For more information on Hagerty’s Youth Judging Program and other youth initiatives, go to hagerty.com.