Miss Taunton, The Carnival Queen

The search is on for Miss Taunton 2015, The Carnival Queen.

She needs to have a good personality and be able to converse with people in a range of different situations. An interest in promoting Taunton and Carnival would also be useful!

Miss Taunton will lead the Carnival Procession on the Queen’s Float, represent Taunton at Wellington, Ilminster and Chard Carnivals and be present at other Carnival Committee organised events throughout the year.

She must be between 16 and 30 years of age and have lived, worked or been in full time education in the Taunton Deane area for at least three months prior to the competition.

The lucky winner will receive £200 in cash, hair styled for events by Toni & Guy, a manicure by Donna Jewell, Nail Technician and a dress to be worn at Carnival Events

Could this be you? Could this be someone you know?

If so, please download the Entry Form and Rules.

The Competition Final will be held at Miles @ The Riverside on Friday 17th July.


Here’s a message from Imogen Stevens,  2014 Miss Taunton the Carnival Queen:

“I was lucky enough to win the Miss Taunton competition last year and all I can say is that it was a total surprise as my grandfather entered me without my knowledge and I couldn’t help but wonder, “What on earth has he got me into?” So I came into this role with not a clue of what a wonderful journey I was about to embark on. It was one of the best things that he could have done for me. I have met so many wonderful people from all walks of life and am very grateful and thankful for how much the Carnival Committee supported and guided me along the way. There is always someone to talk to, always someone to advise you and I will remember all of them with fondness and think about all of the laughter and fun we have had.

Of course my favourite time was carnival day!   I mean isn’t it every girls dream! Who doesn’t want to be treated like royalty for a day?! To be on the Queen’s float leading the procession was so exciting!

For this role I would strongly suggest you like to talk, and as everyone on the committee knows that is a particularly strong suit of mine! But the only thing that I would really insist on is that you make the most of it. I cannot believe how fast this year has gone and that I have to now pass the crown on to the next Miss Taunton! I am saddened that this time has come, yet so excited for the next Miss Taunton who will experience the wonderful things that I have.

Good luck to all this year’s contestants and best wishes”