Entries open for Miss Cessnock City 2017 quest

CROWN: Miss Cessnock City 2015 Emma Myers is crowned by 2014 winner Cassandra Battle. The quest returns this year after a one-year hiatus. Picture: Sage Swinton
CROWN: Miss Cessnock City 2015 Emma Myers is crowned by 2014 winner Cassandra Battle. The quest returns this year after a one-year hiatus. Picture: Sage Swinton

Entries are now open for the 2017 Miss Cessnock City quest.

Women aged 17 to 23 who reside in the Cessnock local government area are eligible to enter the competition, which aims to find an ambassador for the young people of Cessnock.

The quest was held for 25 consecutive years (from 1991 to 2015), before taking a break last year.

Current titleholder Emma Myers said being Miss Cessnock City has been a great experience.

“I have loved being involved in my local community and being able to open the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival was a truly memorable experience,” she said.

“It has given me the confidence to pursue further education and I am now attending Newcastle University, as well as being a guest speaker to university undergraduates.

“I would encourage young women to have a go, you never know where it could take you.”

Nominations close October 31. Contact the Advertiser on 4990 1244 or email natalie.heyer@fairfaxmedia.com.au to request an entry form.

Check out photos from every Miss Cessnock City quest from 1991 to 2015 in the gallery below.