Traditionally, nominations open in September the year preceding the festival. A short induction and orientation is provided in the lead up week and the quest runs throughout the festival.
In 2017, the Zonta Club of Tamworth Inc. will open nominations in September 2016 and provide a range of development activities for the entrants in October and November 2016. Short evening workshops include: dinner etiquette, make-up and hair presentation, dress attire and entrants will also have the opportunity to participate in a six week introductory public speaking and leadership course delivered by The Tamworth Communicators.
The Tamworth members of Zonta have a dedicated committee to support the Queen and Princess throughout the year to coordinate their attendance at a range of civic and community events, guest speaking engagements, social and cultural presentations, and corporate and festival event.