You can be Queen of Bloxwich!

A call is going out to the young ladies of Bloxwich and district to step up, stand out and represent their home – while having lots of fun – in the premier local event of the year: Bloxwich Carnival!

And there’s a chance for three girls to be crowned Carnival Royalty, becoming part of a fine local tradition which dates back to the end of the Great War, with the opportunity to become the new Bloxwich Carnival Queen, Princess or Rosebud for a year!

Organisers Bloxwich Carnival Committee have announced that the 2012 Carnival Royalty will be selected in an exciting contest taking place at 11am on Saturday 21 April at St. John’s Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Avenue, Bloxwich.

And in a very special royal move this Diamond Jubilee year, most of the judges will be past Bloxwich Carnival Queens, including Elsie Biddle who, as Elsie Walker, became Bloxwich Carnival Queen in 1950 (see photograph above including Elsie and the 2010 and 11 Bloxwich Carnival Queens plus the 2011 Princess and Rosebud).

Entries are now open, and forms and posters may be downloaded via the links at the end of this news item, including full details and the terms and conditions of entry.  So why not give it a go?

To be eligible to enter, contestants must live in the Bloxwich/Walsall area and their parents or guardians must pay their Council Tax to Walsall Council.  They  must also be within the specified age limits for the Queen, Princess and Rosebud. In all cases proof will be required

The Carnival Queen, Princess and Rosebud will be required to attend the Carnival Day, which this year is Saturday 16 June, when they will be crowned by local dignitaries in a grand ceremony at the carnival ground, King George V Playing Fields. They will then be free to enjoy the rest of the carnival, which this year will be even more spectacular than before!

Winners, in particular the Carnival Queen, will also be expected to attend at least 4 community events during their year, including Carnival Royalty Selection 2013 and the Senior Citizens’ Party. The Carnival Queen automatically becomes a member of Bloxwich Carnival Committee and will be expected to attend regular meetings.

Winners will be representing the Bloxwich community as Ambassadors. Holders of similar titles in other towns/areas during the carnival year will not be eligible to apply as this could lead to conflicting commitments.

Previous holders of titles are not eligible to re-enter for the same category but may enter another group provided they qualify by age.

Completed application forms must be handed in for Bloxwich Carnival Committee c/o Bloxwich Co-op Travel, 240, High St. Bloxwich. WS3 3LQ or hand in to Bloxwich Library, Elmore Row. Bloxwich by Saturday 14 April.

For full details, download the following:

Bloxwich Carnival Queen Selection Poster 2012 (pdf)

Bloxwich Carnival Royalty Form 2012 (Word)

Bloxwich Carnival Royalty Form 2012 (pdf)

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader for pdf installed, you can download it via this link.