ALBANY, N.Y. – Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the City of Albany and the Tulip Festival Committee are now seeking nominations for the 2014 Tulip Queen and court.
Part of an Albany tradition that stretches back nearly a century, the Tulip Queen and her four Tulip Court members are chosen by a committee of local leaders through an extensive interview process. After the Queen is crowned at the annual Tulip Festival, the five young women will spend a full year working together on Albany community outreach programs.
Nominees must have a strong sense of community, be knowledgeable of the Albany area and its history, and possess leadership skills. Eligible nominees are women between the ages of 18 and 23 who have never been married. They must reside in Albany County for the entire year of reign (May 2014 - May 2015).
The Tulip Queen will be awarded a $5000 scholarship, and each court member will receive a $1500 scholarship award upon completion of the program.
To nominate yourself or an extraordinary young woman in your life, visit www.albanytulipqueen.com. This site provides easy access to the 2014 nomination form as well as information about the Tulip Queen and court selection process, photos, events and blogs by current Tulip Queen Kate Bender and her court members Meghan Cahill, Gigi Diffenback, Fendi Munoz and Alexis Osborne.
You may also nominate by submitting a letter detailing the candidate's qualifications, as well as her name, address and phone number, and the nominator's name and phone number to:
The Albany Tulip Queen Judging Committee
City Hall, Room 402
24 Eagle St.
Albany, New York 12207
The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, April 1.
The 66th Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held May 10 & 11, 2014. For information on the Tulip Queen Coronation or the Albany Tulip Festival, visit www.albanyevents.org.