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Portland and St. Mary to crown 2013 Festival Queen – May 4th, 2013 – Portland, Jamaica

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The first two parish coronation shows in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition will be held on Saturday, May 4 in Portland at the Port Antonio High School Auditorium, Port Antonio and in St. Mary at the Anglican Church Hall, Port Maria, starting at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets for the Portland show are Adults $600 presold; $800 at the gate and Children under 12 $200, available at Braham’s Texaco Service Station, Port Antonio; Liberty Learning Centre, Buff Bay and the JCDC Portland Office. The St. Mary show tickets are Adults $1000, Children under 12, $400 and are available at the JCDC St. Mary Office.
The contestants will vie for a chance to represent their parish as cultural ambassadors and compete at the National Coronation. They will be judged on Cultural Awareness, Leadership, Community Involvement and the Performing Arts. The competition under the theme: “Jamaican Women…Shaping Our Culture and Our Nation” is the premier forum for intelligent, culturally-aware and poised young ladies seeking a platform to make their contributions to nation building and to be selected as local and international ambassadors for Jamaica. The Parish Queens will receive cash awards, trophies and gift packages.
This year’s contest will have added flair as JCDC celebrates its 50th anniversary with the Grand National Coronation scheduled for Saturday, August 3 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre.
For more information contact:
Paulette Sutherland
Marketing & Public Relations
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission
Tel: 926-5726-9/ 892-2534
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