Miss Matric Dance entries open

2017-08-02 06:00

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THE annual Port Elizabeth Express Miss Matric Dance competition is back for the fourth time and we are looking to crown the Miss Matric Dance for 2017.

Local matric girls who attended their matric dance this year can now start entering our competition and stand a chance to win fabulous prizes.

This year we are again looking for the matric girl who has the complete look to become our next Miss Matric Dance. Entrants will be judged on their overall look – including the dress, hair, make-up and accessories – so be sure to send a photo where the judges can clearly get the complete picture.

A panel of judges will choose nine (9) finalists once entries have closed. The judges will also choose 10 wildcard entries and the public will have to vote for their favourite wild card, who will make up the 10th finalist for this year’s Miss Matric Dance.



  • Six months’ free uncapped internet access plus free installation from Amobia Communications, valued at approximately R5 000. Visit www.amobia.com for more info.
  • One night stay for two people in a luxury tent at Pabala Tented Bush Camp just outside Hankey, valued at R500. The Luxury permanent tents are nestled in the bush and guests are offered the opportunity to experience the African bush under canvas. More info at www.pabalagamefarm.co.za.
  • A Nomination bracelet from Nomination South Africa with love links, valued at R2 000.
  • A voucher to the value of R1 000 for waxing and/or nail treatments from Soné Mattheus of Microblading and Beauty, whose salon is situated at 102 Main Road in Walmer.
  • A studio photo shoot from Prodesign Photographers, valued at R1 000.
  • A make-up session to the value of R600 from Glamface Make-up Artist. Lameez is a make-up artist with over 10 years’ experience, specialising in one-on-one workshops, bridal make-up, matric dance make-up, photo shoots and other special occasions. For more info visit www.glamface.co.za.
  • A make-up accessory hamper, worth R300, from The Beauty Store, a newly opened make-up stockist store situated in Walmer.
  • Vouchers from Greenacres Shopping Centre to the value of R650.

Top three

  • A pair of Infinity Sunglasses, redeemable at any Spec-Savers store in the Eastern Cape.
  • The top three will each receive a high tea voucher for two people at The Boardwalk Hotel, worth R250 each.
  • A branded hamper worth R300 for each of the top three from Market Square VW in Uitenhage.
  • The top three will each receive two coaching sessions (business etiquette/branding and similar) from two exco members of the Businesswomen’s Association (BWA), Cassandra Lascelles and Lucia Mtshake.


  • A Dermalogica hamper worth R565, as well as a teenage deep cleanse, valued at R350 from Optiskin Aesthetic Skin and Laser centre. The total package is valued at R915 per finalist.
  • An Urban Glam item to the value of R200 for each finalist.
  • Each finalist will receive a pair of Mohair socks and a lace scarf from Mohair SA.

How to enter


To enter matric girls must upload their matric dance photo on our Miss Matric Dance app on our Facebook page (PE Express Newspaper) or our website at www.pe-express.co.za.

Tablets/smart phones

The app on Facebook doesn’t support entries from mobile devices. Rather enter via the website at www.pe-express.co.za.


  • Only matric girls who live in Port Elizabeth may enter.
  • The matric dance you attended had to be held at a school in Port Elizabeth.
  • No selfies, group photos (more than one girl) or photos with your partner are allowed.
  • Only online entries via the Facebook app and PE Express website will be accepted. No photos that are posted on our Facebook timeline or photos that are emailed to us will be entered.
  • You may only enter once for the duration of the competition and only one photo per entrant will be allowed – choose your photo submission carefully. Once a photo has been submitted, it cannot be swopped with another photo.
  • We need to see the complete look of the entrant, including the dress, hair and, if possible, the shoes and accessories.
  • Photos must be high resolution (minimum of 400KB).
  • Entries open on August 2 and the competition ends on October 31 at 11pm.

Judges will choose the top 9 finalists - it is not open to the public for voting. The public will only be able to vote for their favourite wildcard in November.

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