Tulip Queen nominations open for 2021

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The City of Albany seeks nominations for the 2021 Tulip Queen & Court. Nominations for young women interested in continuing Albany’s long-standing legacy of community service may be submitted through Monday, April 5th via www.albanytulipqueen.com

Part of an Albany tradition that stretches back to the late 1940s, the Tulip Queen and her four Tulip Court members are chosen by a committee of local leaders through an extensive interview process. After the Queen is crowned, the five young women will spend a full year working together on Albany community outreach programs and educational initiatives.

2020 Tulip Festival Court
From L to R: Maya Wilson, Karina Wojnar, Kaya Rifenberg-Stempel (Tulip Queen), Samantha Peck, Kimberly Guzman-Reyes

Nominees must have a strong sense of community, be knowledgeable of the Albany area and its history, and possess leadership skills. Eligible nominees are women between the ages of 18 and 24 residing in Albany County for their entire year of reign (May 2021 – May 2022).

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

To nominate a young woman for this prestigious program, visit www.albanytulipqueen.com. This site provides easy access to the 2021 nomination form as well as information about the Tulip Queen and Court selection process, photos, events, and information on current Tulip Queen Kaya Rifenberg- Stempel and her court members.

Nominations may also be placed by submitting a letter detailing the candidate’s qualifications to:

Albany Tulip Queen Selection Committee
City Hall, Room 402
24 Eagle St.
Albany, New York 12207

All written nominations should include the candidate’s name, address, and phone number, as well as the name and phone number of the nominator.

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