Intelligent, culturally-aware, poised and empowered young women who are interested in entering the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) 2019 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition only have until this Friday, March 22 to do so.
“We are calling all forward thinking young women who are seeking a platform to make their contributions to nation building to come forward and enter this year’s Miss Jamaica Festival Queen competition before it is too late. The deadline is fast approaching as the competition closes to entries this Friday and though we have already received scores of entries from across the island, there is still time for any young woman seeking a chance to wear their parish’s crown to get their completed entry form to their nearest JCDC Parish Office,” said JCDC Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Andrew Clunis.
“This competition provides holistic development for all the young women who enter. These aspiring cultural ambassadors will receive training in speech and diction, poise, talent and business and social etiquette and will leave the competition ready to lead their peers in contributing to national development,” Clunis continued.
A signature programme of the JCDC, the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition focuses on leadership, appreciation of the role of women, culture, creative talent and community involvement has produced some outstanding queens who have continued to make a significant contribution to building ‘Brand Jamaica’ beyond their reign.
With millions in cash and prizes to be won, young women, between 18-25 years old must first compete at the parish level, before the Grand National Coronation, which forms part of the Jamaica Independence Festival.
Entry forms and other details for the 2019 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition can be accessed on the JCDC website at www.jcdc.gov.jm the JCDC Head Office at 3-5 Phoenix Avenue in Kingston or at any JCDC Parish Office island-wide.
Since its inception in 1963, the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition has provided opportunities for outstanding young women to leave their mark on not only Jamaica’s culture but all spheres of our nation’s development. Some of the past queens include Dr. Marsha Barnett, Jennifer ‘Jenny-Jenny’ Small, Jacinth Hall-Tracey, Dahlia Harris, Krystal Tomlinson and Kaysia Johnson.