What it Means
Nominating to become a Jacaranda Queen Candidate provides a platform for the Candidate to grow as a person, to develop a rapport with the local community and to also learn valuable new skills, essential in today's competitive business environment. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity, filled with wonderful memories and a journey they'll never forget.
Drawing from the support of sponsors, festival committee and the community, Candidates learn how to plan and manage events, undertake promotional activity, liaise with local media and keep books. They are mentored in public speaking, negotiating sponsorships and fundraising.
The Queen Candidate Director meets regularly with candidates in preparation for special upcoming events such as the Jacaranda Fashion Parade, Jacaranda Ball, Judges Luncheon, and the prestigious Queen Crowning Ceremony, which are followed by an exciting, whirlwind series of official functions during Jacaranda Week.
Candidates only need to raise a minimum of $2,500. All funds raised contribute toward the overall running costs of the following years Jacaranda Festival.
Black Toyota loan a vehicle to the Festival in which the Queens Party is escorted from function to function. This has been an ongoing Jacaranda tradition and supported by the local Toyota dealership for many years.