Your chance to be our Carnival Queen is here
Girls who come from Harborough and the district are again being given the chance to become the Carnival Queen.
This week the Mail launches the search to find the girl who will be Queen of the Carnival parade and who will also make special appearances at town events throughout the year.
The Carnival Queen has all eyes on her as the floats parade through the town and this year the honour of wearing the coveted crown on the day could be yours.
As well as being the queen of the carnival, the role involves being a VIP at various functions during the year, including taking part as a guest of honour at the annual Late Night Shopping festival in Harborough.
In the past Carnival Queens have used the position as a platform to raise awareness of issues they hold dear or raise money for charity.
There have also been queens who have supported groups or causes in the community.
Being a Carnival Queen can look great on your CV for when you apply for an interview or a place at a college or university.
The winner will also get a cash prize of £150 and the opportunity to have a professional photo shoot. The runner-up, the Maid of Honour, will receive £100 from the committee.
So if you are aged 13 or over and think you would enjoy the experience , why not apply to be Carnival Queen now?
The Carnival Queen and her Maid of Honour are selected on the basis of personality.
To enter send in your name, address, age, contact phone numbers and email address if applicable, along with a letter saying in no more than 150 words why it is that you think you should be queen. You can also enter by emailing email@example.com.
Over the next few weeks our photographers will be taking pictures of the entrants.
We will print them in the Mail on Thursday, April 4, and readers will have the chance to vote for who they want to be queen.
The six girls with the most votes will be invited to a selection night at The Angel Hotel on Monday, April 15 ,where they will be asked a few questions about themselves.
Carnival committee chairman John Bush said: “Do not be afraid to put yourself forward, you will find your friends support you and some may be tempted to compete against you.”
The deadline for entries is lunchtime on Friday, March 29.
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