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Australia's Largest Music Festival. 10 days. 700 Artists. 2800+ Events

18-27 January 2019

Nominations Open for the 2016 Queen of Country Music Quest

Nominations for the 2016 Queen of Country Music Quest are now open with Festival organisers encouraging local businesses and community groups to nominate the Queen of their workplace.


The Quest, now in its 31st year, aims to support young women who are interested in advancing their personal skills such as public speaking, networking and community service. There is also a strong professional development focus, with the 2016 winner being offered a mentor program. 


The Quest is open to women aged 18-35 years who are nominated and sponsored by their employer, a local business or community organisation. 


If successful, entrants to the Quest are expected to be advocates of the Festival and also of Tamworth as a destination of choice in regional Australia. 2015 Quest Winner, Katrina Higgins encourages women from all walks of life to consider entering the program and explained that the Quest is a badge of honour for young local females, who appreciate the ability to get involved in the Festival and give back to their community. 


“I would absolutely recommend anyone who is interested in personal development, to give the Quest a go. It was a once in a lifetime experience and I have made some lifelong friends and connections by participating. 


“It’s amazing how when you put on your sash, the community embrace you. I had people from all walks of life come up and chat to me. It was an experience I am so grateful for” added Katrina. 


Festival Unit Manager Barry Harley explained that entrants must be confident and have the ability to represent Tamworth on the international stage. 


“One of the draw cards of the Quest is the major prize which is a trip to Tamworth’s sister city, Gore in New Zealand where the winner will represent Tamworth at the 2017 Gore Country Music Festival.


“Entrants appreciate the ability to create networks and develop skills that last a lifetime” added Barry.


The Tamworth Country Music Festival is being held from Friday 15 to Sunday 24 January 2016.  It is proudly supported by the NSW Government though its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.


Further information, including nomination forms are available by clicking here.