18-27 January 2019

Nominations open for 2019 Queen of Country Music Quest

Queen of Country Music

05 September 18

Do you love where you live? Do you support the role of country music in putting Tamworth on the map? Can you see yourself as our Region’s next PR ambassador? Nominations for the 2019 Queen of Country Music Quest have now opened and organisers are encouraging local businesses and community groups to get involved.

The ‘Queen Quest’ as it is commonly known, has played a key role in the development of young Tamworth women since 1984 – and with the Zonta Club of Tamworth back at the helm this year, the Quest continues to go from strength to strength.

Under Zonta’s guidance, entrants are afforded a range of personal and professional development opportunities including public speaking and etiquette training; confidence coaching; styling, image and grooming tips as well as formal media training.

As President of the Zonta Club of Tamworth, Mrs. Stephanie Cameron explains “the Queen of Country Music Quest is not just a one-week event. The personal and professional development opportunities afforded each of the entrants ensures every girl comes out a winner.”

This year, Zonta is hoping to see many young women be a part of the 2019 Queen of Country Music Quest.

“Zonta’s focus is to empower women to grow in confidence and make a significant contribution to their community, so it is entirely fitting that we seek applicants who advocate for women and are strong female Ambassadors,” Mrs. Cameron explained.

Nominations are open now until 28 September 2018 for women aged 18 – 35 years. Applicants must be nominated and sponsored by their employer, a local business or community organisation to get involved. Applications will be assessed, with 15 successful applicants notified in early October and invited to an official welcome and induction evening. These 15 finalists will then go on to complete the personal and professional development courses, and act as advocates for the Toyota Country Music Festival in January and also Tamworth as a destination of choice in NSW.

The major honours -- Queen and Princess of Country Music -- will be announced at a gala dinner in January 2019. The winner will be awarded the major prize, which this year is a trip to Tamworth’s sister city, Gore in New Zealand where she will represent Tamworth at the 2019 Gore Country Music Festival.

Both the Queen and Princess will be ambassadors for Tamworth and the Region throughout 2019, spending the next 12 months involved in a range of high-profile civic and community events, guest speaking engagements and corporate and festival functions.

Entrants must be available to attend all scheduled training and events in the lead-up to and during the Toyota Country Music Festival.

For further information and to nominate click here.