MISS BLOEMFONTEIN ROSE is an annual beauty pageant and is considered to be a prestigious and renowned occasion in Bloemfontein. As part of the Bloemfontein Rose Festival, Bloemnews, sister newspaper to Express, and Fleurdal Mall present the Miss Bloemfontein Rose pageant for the 30th year.Our judges will conduct personal interviews throughout the pageant with all the entrants and finalists.The first interviews with all the contestants will take place on the 10th of September, after which 25 finalists will be announced in Bloemnews. The 25 finalists will have to attend a further interview session on the 24th of September in order to arrive at the 12 finalists. The 12 finalists will attend exclusive events and receive prizes.The crowning event of Miss Bloemfontein Rose 2016 will take place on the 15th of October in a marquee tent at Entrance 1 of Fleurdal Mall in Vereeniging Drive, Fleurdal.All applicants must be at least 16 years of age and not older than 26. Terms and conditions apply. The winner will represent Bloemfontein as the City of Roses and be assigned as an ambassador for her sponsors throughout her reign.One of the amazing prizes for the winner sponsored by Fleurdal Mall is an MSC cruise with an outside ocean view cabin for two persons. The cruise of five days and four nights will depart from Cape Town harbour on 20 April 2017 and travel to Walvis Bay, Namibia, and will conclude in Cape Town on 24 April. Passengers must have valid passports. The prize excludes transport to the harbour and back and pocket money. The prize includes harbour taxes, all meals, insurance, service fees and all entertainment.To enter, see the entry form on this page. Entry forms are also available at Lilly’s Biltong in Fleurdal Mall in Vereeniging Drive, Fleurdal. Contact Andrie Goosen, the organiser of this event, on 051-522-8141.