Prince and Princess Selection Evening
The first event in the 2018 Carnival calendar is the Prince and Princess Selection Evening, which will take place at St Nicholas' Church on Saturday 24th March 2018 at 7:00 pm, and it's not too late to apply! Representatives of the charities we are supporting this year will be there to tell us a little about their work. Please come along and support us. Click here for more details.
Carnival Prince & Princess Selection
Postponed to 24th March because of snow and ice on the original date, 3rd March.
This event is the Selection Evening for the Carnival Prince, Princess and Attendants, who will lead the Carnival Street Procession through the village on Carnival Day and officially open the 52nd Corfe Mullen Carnival at the Recreation Ground by releasing 52 coloured balloons.
The event will be held in St Nicholas' Church, Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, starting at 7:00 pm - please do not arrive before 6:30 pm.
Downloads Relevant to this Event
Download Selection Evening Entry Form - this document includes the contact details you will require when applying to enter.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who can enter?
All boys and girls aged from 7 to 18 (as of 3rd March 2018) can enter. Entrants must either live in Corfe Mullen or attend a Corfe Mullen School. Entrants should be available to take part in the Carnival Procession etc. on Carnival Day, Saturday 9th June 2018.
How can I apply?
Entry forms are available from this website by using the link above, or from shops/businesses in the village. Forms must be returned to Maggie Fray, our Prince & Princess Coordinator; contact details are on the form.
What time does the Evening start?
The evening will start at 7.00 pm. We ask that you do not arrive before 6.30 pm.
How long does the Evening last?
This will depend on the number of entrants, but is usually around 2 to 2.5 hours.
What should entrants wear?
Ideally the judges would like to see smart outfits/party dresses. Ultimately entrants should wear whatever they feel comfortable in.
What happens on the evening?
Each entrant is given a number on arrival. They will walk onto a small stage where they will be asked a couple of questions about themselves by the Reverend Jane Burgess.
How are winners selected?
Our judges are representatives from the charities which we have selected to be Carnival 2018 beneficiaries. We ask them to ensure that they are completely impartial, so that judging is fair and equitable. They have set criteria to follow and after they have seen all the entrants they adjourn to a separate room to deliberate.
What else happens on the evening?
During the evening, representatives from our nominated charities will give a brief presentation about their work and how proceeds from the carnival will be used. Refreshments will also be available to buy.
If successful, what happens next?
Maggie, our Princess Co-ordinator, will keep in touch to make arrangements for the 'big day', including outfit and dress fittings, hair appointments etc.