The quest is not a beauty pageant.
It is about empowering entrants to develop in confidence, especially during the Tamworth Country Music Festival with their roles involving many official and some informal duties at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, such as supporting the Mayors Welcome and other events offered by the city.
The quest is a great opportunity for the entrants to meet other local young women, get to know dignitaries of the city, meet some of the stars of country music, see behind the scenes of many events, including the Golden Guitar Awards night, become actively involved in one of the great music festivals in the world and gain personal development through this very special experience.
Qualifying quest entrants have a level of confidence, intelligence and maturity and this is further developed during the course of the quest and in the lead up to the festival. Entrants are also selected due to their genuine interest in, and good knowledge of, the Tamworth region and the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
The Quest culminates in a Crowning Gala Dinner, where two young women are crowned Queen and Princess, to be ambassadors for Tamworth and the region throughout the year. The Queen and Princess of Country Music then spend the next 12 months involved in a range of civic and community events, guest speaking engagements, social and cultural presentations, and corporate and festival functions.
The 2017 Queen of Country Music also travels to Tamworth’s sister city Gore in New Zealand to represent the region at the 2017 Gore Country Music Festival.