CARNIVAL: Search deadline extended for Carnival Royalty entries

CARNIVAL: Search deadline extended for Carnival Royalty entries

ORGANISERS of Taunton Carnival have extended the closing date for people wanting to enter the Miss Taunton/Carnival Queen and Carnival Princess competitions.

The closing date for entries for the Carnival Princess contest was Friday, January 5, 2018, and for Miss Taunton/Carnival Queen competition on Monday, January 8, 2018.

But organisers have now announced that the deadline has been pushed back until Friday, January 12, 2018, for both competitions.

Organisers are looking for entrants aged between 16 and 30 years for the Miss Taunton/Carnival Queen competition who live, work or are in full-time education in the Taunton Deane area.

A competition spokesman said: “An ability to speak with people in a variety of different situations and an interest in promoting Taunton and Taunton Carnival would be an advantage for those wanting to take part in the Miss Taunton/Carnival Queen competition.

“The chosen contestant will lead the Carnival procession, represent Taunton at other Carnivals on the circuit and take part in events organised by the committee.”

Prizes include £200 in cash, hair styled by Toni & Guy, a manicure by Donna Jewell, Nail Technician and a dress especially for Carnival Night.

The Carnival Princess competition entrants must be aged 9-13 and have been living in Taunton Deane area for at least three months.

The final of both the Miss Taunton/Carnival Queen and the Carnival Princess competitions will take place on Friday, January 19, 2018, at Somerset County Cricket Club.

For more details and an entry form – go to .

Taunton Carnival takes place on Saturday, October 20, 2018, as part of the South Somerset Carnival Federation Circuit which also comprises the Carnivals of Wellington on Saturday, September 29, 2018; Ilminster on Saturday, October 6, 2018, and Chard on Saturday, October 13, 2018.