Still time to enter Southsea carnival queen contest

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IF YOU know someone worthy of being crowned this year’s carnival queen then send in your nomination.

The queen will be given her formal title at this year’s Southsea Carnival, which takes place on July 16 and 17.

As well as being a star of the carnival, the winner will represent the city at other community events.

Women of all ages, shapes and sizes, who can show commitment to their community, are welcome to enter. This year’s free festival takes place on Southsea Common and it’s promised to be bigger and better than ever.

A carnival procession of floats starts at midday on the Saturday and will travel from Lumps Fort car park, near Canoe Lake, and finish on the common near Duisburg Way.

The carnival queen will be given her formal title before the procession.

From 11am to 7pm on both days, entertainment will come from live music, stalls and activities in a marked-off arena.

To enter please provide the name of the person you wish to nominate and say in no more than 20 words why they should win.

Also include your name, address and contact number.

Send entries to Priya Mistry, The News Centre, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO2 9SX. Or email