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Tulip Queen nomination deadline approaching

Tulip Queen nomination deadline approaching

April 1 is the deadline for nominations for Tulip Queen of the 65th annual Albany Tulip Festival.

April 1 is the deadline for nominations for Tulip Queen of the 65th annual Albany Tulip Festival.

You may nominate yourself or a person that you know.

Nominees must have a strong sense of community, be knowledgeable of Albany, and possess leadership skills. Eligible nominees are women between the ages of 18 and 23 who have never been married. They must reside in Albany County for the entire year of reign (May 2013-May 2014).

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 year of reign.

The Tulip Queen and Court members will serve as Albany’s ambassadors for one full year of reign and will place a major focus on the Mayor Jerry Jennings Literacy Campaign, promoting the value of reading to children.

To nominate, visit (Click here). The site provides easy access to the 2013 nomination form as well as information about the Tulip Queen and Court selection process, photos, events and blogs by current Tulip Queen Emily Finnegan and Court members Nicole Branchini, Millie Condon, Nicole Dama & Jillian LeFevre.

You may also nominate by submitting a letter detailing the candidate’s qualifications, as well as her name, address and phone number, and the nominator’s name and phone number to:

The Albany Tulip Queen Judging Committee

City Hall - 4th Floor

24 Eagle St.

Albany, N.Y. 12207

The 65th annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held May 10, 11 and 12. For information on the Tulip Queen Coronation or the Albany Tulip Festival, call 518.434.2032 or visit

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