ALBANY — The City of Albany seeks nominations for the 2017 Tulip Queen & Court. Nominations for young women interested in continuing Albany’s long-standing legacy of community service may be submitted through Monday, April 3, via www.albanytulipqueen.com.
Part of an Albany tradition that stretches back over nearly seven decades, 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 and educational initiatives.
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 24 who plan to reside in Albany County for their entire year of reign (May 2017 – May 2018).
The Tulip Queen will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship, and each Court member will receive a $1,500 scholarship award upon completion of the program.
To nominate an extraordinary young woman for this prestigious program, visit www.albanytulipqueen.com. This site provides easy access to the 2017 nomination form as well as information about the Tulip Queen and Court selection process, photos, events and blogs by current Tulip Queen Adaviah Ward and her court members.
Nominations may also be placed by submitting a letter detailing the candidate’s qualifications to:
Albany Tulip Queen Selection Committee
City Hall, Room 402
24 Eagle St.
All written nominations should include the candidate’s name, address and phone number, as well as the name and phone number of the nominator.
The 2017 Albany Tulip Festival will be held May 13 & 14. For information on the Tulip Queen Coronation or the Albany Tulip Festival, call 518.434.2032 or visitwww.albanyevents.org.