The annual selection of the Sittingbourne Carnival Court was held at the Woodcoombe Sports and Social Club in Murston on Saturday (9th March).
Four young ladies entered the competition and were judged individually by Rosie Trickey from Deal, Kingsdown and Walmer Carnival Association, Lauren McCall from the Sheppey Carnival Association, Sophie-Marie Dane - former Miss European England and Mr Terry West, President of Teynham Carnival Association.
After their individual interviews each girl then spoke on stage to the audience, giving information about themselves. It was a very close competition between the young ladies who entered and the judges had a hard time deciding on the winner. Over 150 people supported the event, including 12 visiting Carnival Courts from around Kent, the contestants' families and friends and members of the public.
The new Court for 2019 was announced as:-
Miss Sittingbourne 2019 - Charlotte Jordan (aged 15)
Joint Sittingbourne Princesses 2019 - Chloe Amey-Ayress (aged 15) and Yazmin Lewis (almost 14)
Reserve Princess - Olivia Kay (aged 15)
The age limit was lowered this year to include those born in 2005, so long as they are aged 14 by the time the Carnivals start in June tey were able to enter.
All members of the new Court live in the Sittingbourne area and have said they are very excited to start their new venture.
Liz Swan, Chairperson of Sittingbourne Carnival Association, told SFM News: "They are a lovely Court and I am very much looking forward to working with them in the forthcoming year."
Sittingbourne's Carnival Day this year is Saturday 22nd June - and will be sponsored by 106.9 SFM.