Jacaranda Queens

Nominating to become a Jacaranda Queen Candidate provides a platform for the candidate to grow as a person, to develop a rapport with the local community and to also learn valuable new skills, essential in today’s competitive business environment. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, filled with wonderful memories and a journey they’ll never forget.

Drawing from the support of sponsors, festival committee and the community, candidates learn how to plan and manage events, undertake promotional activity, liaise with local media and to learn basic book-keeping skills. They are mentored in public speaking, negotiating sponsorships and fundraising.

2019 Candidate Nominations now open – complete your Expression of Interest here

introducing the 2018
Matron of Honour
Bernadette Basset

Meet the 2018 Queen Candidates:

Bronte Cameron

Bronte is 19 years old and is employed by Healthy Habits and is proudly sponsored by Red Hot Hair

In Bronte’s spare time, reading and living in the outdoors is an absolute passion. Bronte also holds a kind heart when it comes to animals. Bronte calls her great sense of humour and easy go lucky nature as personal traits. You can follow along Bronte’s Jacaranda adventure on her Facebook Page. Please click here!

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Jessie Dean

Jessie is sponsored by The Village Green Hotel and is employed with Athlete’s Foot

Jessie has a love of photography & even has her own Photography Business! Jessie is fantastic at making new friends & can’t wait until the Jacaranda Festival is here. You can follow along Jessie’s Jacaranda journey on Facebook. Please click here!

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Caitlin Leek

Caitlin is 22 years of age and is sponsored by Paper Daisy Florist. Caitlin is very proud to be an ambassador of Grafton.

In her downtime, you will find Caitlin at the beach, with a good book. Caitlin’s essential app on her mobile phone is the ‘Music App’! You can follow along on Caitlin’s Jacaranda journey in 2018 on her Facebook page. Please click here!

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Jorga Turner

Jorga is a proud Mum and is employed by Coles Grafton Mall. Jorga is proudly sponsored by Summerland Credit Union

Summerland Credit Union Grafton Jacaranda Festival

Jorga’s essential app on her mobile is Netflix! and owns way too many eyeshadow palettes. Kmart is Jorga’s favourite place to shop. Jorga would love you to follow her along on Facebook and share her Jacaranda experience. Please click here!

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Ebonee Weavers

Ebonee is 19 years of age and is employed by I Scream. Ebonee is proudly sponsored by the Jacaranda Hotel.

Ebonee would love to holiday in Bali & owns way too many clothes! Ebonee’s favourite soundtrack is anything by Demi Lovato & her top beauty buy is- Perfume! Join Ebonee on her Facebook page – sharing Jacaranda experiences by clicking here!

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2017 Jacaranda Queen & Queens Party

Judging Criteria

The Jacaranda Queen and Jacaranda Princess are chosen on their suitability as representatives for the Clarence Valley and the City of Grafton.

The Queen and Princess are chosen by a panel of judges, and are awarded points for deportment, etiquette, personality, dress sense, grooming, and general knowledge.

The ladies are initially judged at an informal luncheon on the day of the Queen Crowning Ceremony. During the evening crowning ceremony, the ladies are then awarded points for their speech and presentation.

Thanks to the following businesses for the Candidate Prizes: