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Who Will Be The Next Tulip Queen?

Mayor Jerry Jennings, the City of Albany and the Tulip Festival Committee seek nominations for the 2012 Tulip Queen. If you know a young lady who has a big heart (and meets the qualifications spelled out by the City), nominate her for Albany's next Tulip Queen!

According to the City of Albany Office of Special Events & Volunteer Services, the Tulip Queen must meet the following qualifications:

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 2012 - May 2013). explores the accomplishments these extraordinary women are capable of achieving.


The Tulip Queen will be awarded a $5000 scholarship, and each court member will receive a $1500 scholarship award upon completion of the year of reign.


The Tulip Queen & Court members will serve as Albany's ambassadors for one full year of reign. These ambitious young women will place a major focus on the Mayor Jerry Jennings Literacy Campaign and spend hundreds of hours promoting the value of reading to children.  Each Tulip Court develops initiatives to further this goal.


1) To nominate, visit This site provides easy access to the 2012 nomination form as well as information about the Tulip Queen and Court selection process, photos, events and blogs by current Tulip Queen Karen Colehour & Court members Marjorie Adriance, Katie Headd, Kelly Landers & Hannah Walker.

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

The Albany Tulip Queen Judging Committee
City Hall - 4th Floor
24 Eagle St.
Albany, New York   12207

The nomination deadline is Monday, April 2, 2012.

The 64th Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held May 12 & 13, 2012.  For information on the Tulip Queen Coronation or the Albany Tulip Festival, call (518) 434-2032 or visit

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