All is now set for the 2012 edition of the Miss Carnival Calabar beauty pageant as the organizers have begun an intensive search for a new queen that would take home the coveted crown at the grand finale.
The 2011 edition saw the emergence of Emem Udonquak, who has been the ambassador for tourism in cross River State as well as the face of Mothers against Child Abandonment (MACA), an initiative of the wife of the Governor of Cross River State, Obioma Ledal Liyel Imoke.
The Carnival Calabar Queen Pageant (CCQ) is an annual event that holds in Calabar every December, a week before Christmas. This year promises to be more exciting as mouth-watering prizes have been lined up for the winner and the runners up.
The lucky winner will walk away with a brand new car worth N4million, N2million cash prize, one year clothing supply from Vlisco, one year makeup supply and one year accommodation in the Government lodge.
The first runner-up will get N500.000 and second runner-up takes home 200,000.
Forms are available at the rate of 5,000 and the contest is open to all Nigerian ladies between the ages of 18-27.
To qualify, participants must have spent one year in the university and possess a minimum intelligence quotient of 70%. Ticket sales and funds from fundraising from the pageant will be donated to Mothers against Child Abandonment (MACA). The Organization, among other things, caters for abandoned babies and also implements abstinence based programmes, in a bid to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy in the state. The festival aims at developing the tourism potential of the state and attracts tourists from all over the world. The sponsors for this year event are, Vlisco, Mega Hilton hotel, Yellow Chilli, Springs Day Spa, Minds of Creation, Channel View Hotel, CRS Tourism Bureau, Surefoot America School and Rita’s Makeover.