Are you the next Miss Carnivale ?

Fri 02 Apr 

Are you the next Miss Carnivale ?

The quest is on to unmask this year’s Port Douglas Carnivale ambassadors. Organisers of this year’s Miss Carnivale contest are building on the successful format established at this popular event last year, with plans already established to launch this year’s winners at an all out glamour Masquerade Ball at the Rydges Sabaya Resort on 15 May.


Corrine Durie, who puts together the event, said entrants were already coming forward and sponsors were lining up.  


“It looks like being an amazing pageant this year. Last year was such a wonderful community event, and this year everyone knows what its about and we are enjoying tremendous support so we have decided to go all out with a big ticket event which will be a perfect showcase for these young people.


”Guests attending in masquerade will not be overlooked either.   “This gala event will be classy, formal and, in masquerade, it will have just a touch of mystery,” said Ms Durie.


“For prizes, we have dinners for two at our fabulous local restaurants, trips from local tour companies and a couple of surprises for the best dressed, best couple in masquerade and a few spot prizes!” she said.


Bodies in Motion will present a dance extravaganza, Rydges Sabaya are plating up a superb three course meal created by executive head chef Anthony Kramer. This year, the pageant is being judged by a panel of four comprising Eileen Rothwell, features Editor at The Cairns Post; Trent Evans, producer/journalist at SEVEN Cairns; Kim Hurley, presenter at Radio Port Douglas; and Doug Ryan, executive officer at TPDD.


Ms Durie encouraged anyone considering stepping up for Miss Carnivale and Miss Charity to check out the online registration form at


Entry is free and this year there are some great prizes to be won.
Entrants need to be locals, and will undertake guest appearances during the festival of Carnivale, as well as fundraising and gathering donations for the Cancer Council directed to awareness and prevention of breast cancer.


The Miss Carnivale Masquerade Ball will take place on Saturday 15th May from 7.00pm - 11.00pm at Rydges Sabaya Grand Ballroom.  Tickets are $75 per head or $700 for a table of 10.  Tickets are available online at or directly from Rydges Sabaya Resort.