From left: Cassandra Weekes-Jeffers and Anna Rabess-Richardson, founders of Posh Productions.
PHILIPSBURG–Posh Productions is in planning mode for the 2017 Carnival Queen Pageant season. Registration opened on July 1 and will end September 30, 2016. Registration can only be done online at www.poshsxm.com.
All participants are required to be in possession of either a Dutch or French passport. “We see this as a ground-rule requirement, as the winner will be subject to travelling abroad to represent St. Maarten and being a citizen of this country is imperative,” according to a press statement Thursday.
Applicants for the 2017 Miss TelCell Junior Carnival Queen pageant are required to be between the ages of eight and 12 years by the date of the show in April. Teen applicants for the Miss TelCell Teen Carnival Queen pageant must be between the ages of 13 and 17 by the date of the pageant. Both Junior and Teen applicants must be enrolled in school and maintaining a “B” average or better.
Ladies ages 18-25 who are interested in becoming the next “Miss. St. Maarten” via the Miss TelCell Senior Carnival Queen Pageant must never have been married or had a child. The applicant should not have a negative police record or have been involved in any criminal activities.
These rules also apply to an applicant for the Miss TelCell Mature Carnival Queen Pageant, except that she can be married, divorce or widowed. She also can have had a child at age 26 or older.
Posh Productions’ foundation pillars are education, philanthropy and beauty (inner and outer). Education being at the top, the team once again will be approaching local businesses to secure donors who will cover the tuition for Junior and Teen participants for the 2017-2018 school year.
In addition, the foundation has made contact with University of St. Martin seeking to secure a scholarship as one of the top prizes for the winner of Miss St. Maarten, among other great prizes.
“Last year was awesome for our first productions, six productions to be exact. We are excited to deliver another season of great pageants and look forward to great support by the population. Posh is about creativity and culture on the stage. We tell the delegates to either make the audience dance, laugh or cry with you. Let every appearance have them yearning for more. See yourself as a superstar and perform as such,” the organisation stated in a release.
Applicants are registering and Posh is excited about that. It promises a good line-up of activities for the participants in the upcoming shows and the journey begins in mid- October.
Posh will be establishing an EduFund for the participants who are enrolled in academic programmes. Any individual or business interested in donating to that fund for tuition, uniform and/or school supplies may send an email to
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