THERE is still time to enter the Worthing Rotary Carnival prom king and queen competition.
In the past, the carnival has featured princes and princesses, but organisers are keen appoint older royalty for this year’s event.
Sue Virgo, vice-president of West Worthing Rotary Club and carnival committee member, said: “We wanted to shift away from focussing solely on young people this year, and Rotary has been doing much more with youth recently, so we wanted to concentrate on that.
“The decision to make it a prom queen and king came because we want to change the image of Rotary in people’s minds and make it seem a bit more glamorous.
“We know that young people love to dress up for their school proms, so we thought that would be a good starting place.
“Rotary is not about old people and neither is Worthing – there is much more going on than that and we want to get young people involved.
“So, if you think you have what it takes to be our prom queen or prom king, send a picture, even a ‘selfie’ will do. And do not forget that even if you do not win the overall title, you can still take part in our carnival and we would love to have you.”
The competition is open to high school prom students across the Worthing area, and the winning king and queen will each receive a £50 voucher to spend at Pressleys Etcetera in South Street, Worthing – as well as having the honour of leading the carnival procession on bank holiday Monday, August 25.
To enter, fill in the form in this week’s paper and attach your picture, then send it to Rotary Prom King and Queen, Editorial Department, Worthing Herald, Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1NA.
Alternatively, email your name, age, address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure you put ‘Rotary Prom competition’ in the subject line.
The closing date for entries is mid-day on Wednesday, July 24, and entrants must be available to take part in the carnival procession on bank holiday Monday, August 25.
Then, on Thursday, July 31, the Herald will publish pictures of all the entrants, with readers invited to vote for the winner.