Hunt is on for Broadwater Carnival princess

Last year's princess, Bryony Brookman
Last year's princess, Bryony Brookman

GET your glad rags on and work on your smile as the Broadwater Carnival princess hunt comes your way.

Each year, the Herald teams up with organisers of the carnival to find a young princess to lead the celebrations at the Broadwater Carnival, which this year is on Saturday, July 23.

The theme for the carnival is Land of Make Believe and already it looks set to be bigger and better than ever.

The lucky winner will enjoy a busy day, with her main role leading the carnival procession, as well as making appearances at other events throughout the year.

She will be given a crown and sash to wear, a £50 cash prize, and a free portrait sitting. Entrants for the princess competition must be aged between eight and 12 and from the Worthing or Lancing area.

The voting process will whittle the competition down to the top three girls before judges make the final decision on who should be crowned at a special disco on Saturday, May 28, at Broadwater Working Men’s Club, which all entrants must attend.

Over the next five weeks, the Herald will be publishing entry forms and photographs of the entrants, followed by voting forms, before announcing the next princess.

To enter, fill in the form printed in last week’s edition, April 14, or this week’s paper out on Thursday, April 21, and send it, along with a colour photograph, by Monday, May 9, to Alexandra Jenkins, Worthing Herald, Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1NA.