A NEW king and queen are being sought ahead of the 90th anniversary of the Evesham Carnival.

A group of royal attendees to board the Carnival float procession are also wanted ahead of the carnival on Saturday June 30.

Seeking this years carnival queen and for the first time carnival king, Evesham Ladies Circle are inviting boys and girls aged from six to 16 to send a picture and blurb about themselves, a poem, or email a video clip showcasing a talent – like singing, dancing, skateboarding, or juggling.

A panel from Evesham Ladies Circle along with previous carnival queens will then select 2018 carnival king and queen, aged 11 to 16 and also a group of 'royal attendees' aged from six to 11 all to board the leading carnival float and fly the flag for Evesham’s popular fundraising carnival.

As king and queen it is a role that starts with sitting at the head of the 2018 Evesham Carnival.

The chosen king and queen will retain their title for a whole year, attending events and functions, raising money for their own chosen local charities, and enjoying the status of being local celebrities.

Last year's carnival queen, Teigan Koorts won her place at the head of the parade with her fantastic singing.

She said: "I loved doing the events and funding raising, then taking the funds raised to my chosen charity, St Richards Hospice. It was fantastic to see how happy the staff were with the amount of money we had raised.”

“The advice I would give to The next carnival kings or queens is to put time and effort into the fundraising and have fun along the way. I loved every part of being carnival queen and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to do it.”

For the chance to be king, queen or a royal attendee on the float of Evesham’s Carnival 2018, send pictures, blogs, vlogs, poems, or videos that showcase a talent to eveshamladiescircle@gmail.com

Emails must have parents permission and contact parents contact details and entrants name and age.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday May 1.

The carnival will kick off at 11am this year. The event is organised by Evesham Round Table and volunteers and will all money raised goes to charities in the Evesham area.