However, names of applicants who have reported that they have been given some assurance of their acceptance, have already started to make the rounds amongst pageant watchers.
Officials at the National Carnival Committee confirmed in a release that they have indeed pushed the deadline to Monday 21st October, 2013.
They explained that application forms can be collected at the Tourism Events Unit located in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Building 3/4, Port Zante (Ms. Donna Morton), or Unit C3, The Sands Complex, Bay Road, or at Government Headquarters from (Ms. Nisharma Rattan-Mack) on behalf of the Committee.
The winner of the 2012 contest was 18 year old Zinga Imo, who won from a field of six contestants including First Runner-up Irvinsia Warner and Second Runner-up MIkhalia Lawrence
The date for this year’s pageant has not yet been announced.
The Carnival Committee has also announced that that they have extended the submission date for the submissions for the SLOGAN and JINGLE competitions. The new date is now Friday 18th October, 2013.