The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture is now accepting entries for the 2015 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition. Since its inception in 1963, the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition have provided opportunities for intelligent, culturally-aware and poised young ladies seeking a platform to make their contributions to nation building.
With over a million dollars in cash and prizes to be won, young ladies, between 18-25 years old will compete at the parish and national levels to be selected as cultural ambassadors for Jamaica under the theme: ‘Jamaica Women…Shaping Our Culture and Our Nation.’
According to Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Stephen Davidson, “the competition which is one of JCDC’s signature programmes provides a holistic development for the young ladies to be the next Cultural Ambassador. He also noted that a major component of the competition is the Community Outreach aspect where the young ladies are encouraged to give back to their respective communities by organizing social projects which are always well received.”
The competition which focuses on leadership, appreciation of the role of women, creative talent, culture and community involvement have produce some outstanding queens who continues to make significant contribution to building ‘Brand Jamaica’. Some of the past queens include Dr. Marsh Barnett, Jennifer ‘Jenny-Jenny’ Small, Jacinth Hall-Tracey, Dahlia Harris, Krystal Tomlinson and Kaysia Johnson.
The deadline for entry is Friday, February 27, 2015. Entry forms and other details for the competition can be access from the JCDC website at www.jcdc.gov.jm, its social media pages, the Head Office at 3-5 Phoenix Avenue in Kingston or the
Parish Offices islandwide.