Are you the very first King or Queen of Roses?


The Mangaung Rose Festival and Bloemfontein Courant proudly announce the very first King and Queen of Roses competition.
The competition recognises citizens of the City of Roses for their extraordinary contribution to the Mangaung Metro.
John F Kennedy said in 1961: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” And more recently, Nelson Mandela said: “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
We all hope to live in a prosperous and clean city. The aim of the award is to recognise a man and woman who go beyond their normal duties to help and uplift the community. Such people need to be celebrated and this award provides the opportunity for that.
Help us find the people who can and do make a difference in our fairest town.
Nominations are already open for the inaugural King and Queen of Roses award.
The competition forms part of the annual Mangaung Rose Festival.
The man and woman we are looking for would have played a significant role in the upliftment of the community of Mangaung, either by being involved in community projects, by creating job opportunities or by training people to help themselves. Nominees need to be citizens of Mangaung in the year of nomination. You can be a member of an organisation, but nominees must not only be nominated for doing their work – they must be exceptional at their job, or it must not be their job. There is no age restriction.
Who can nominate? Anyone, as long as the person who is being nominated is willing to accept the nomination and sign the application form. You cannot nominate yourself.
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Entry forms are available on the website or at Urth Garden Centre. Entries close on 30 September 2016. The top 5 will be announced on Facebook/Mangaung.rosefestival on 7 October. The King and Queen will be announced at the Rose Morning High Tea on 15 October at Urth Garden Centre.