Nominations will open in on 1 September 2017. A short induction and orientation is provided in the lead up week and the quest runs throughout the festival.
For the first time ever the Queen Quest will include an 11 month development program commencing in October 2017 through until August 2018. The development program consists of:
- October to December: Development and preparation
- January: The Queen of Country Music Quest
- February to August: Queen Quest alumni, including a Certificate IV in Business, and other community activities
The development and preparation stage will run over numerous short evening workshops including dinner etiquette, personal grooming, make-up and hair presentation, dress attire and media training. Entrants will also have the opportunity to participate in a five week introductory public speaking and leadership course delivered by The Tamworth Communicators.
The Tamworth members of Zonta have a dedicated committee to support the Queen and Princess throughout the year to coordinate their attendance at a range of civic and community events, guest speaking engagements, social and cultural presentations, and corporate and festival event.