The 2013 edition of the Miss Ghana beauty pageant will kick off on May 30 with a three-day national audition. Auditions for Ghana?s most prestigious and respected pageant will take place at the Travel Express Hotel in Accra from May 30 to June 1.
At a formal press interaction held in Accra on Tuesday the organizers say this year?s format of holding only one national auditions is still consistent with the general theme of taking the event closer to the doorstep of the bold, beautiful, eloquent and intelligent Ghanaian lady.
They added that it has become necessary to explore the novelty due to exciting developments that has taken over this year?s event.
The national finals will be held in Accra in July.
?Though a slight change from last year?s format, the brand will still maintain a nationwide appeal via various activities that will take all finalists back into the other regions of Ghana and get closer to potential contestants,? Inna Maryam Patty, C.E.O, Exclusive Events Ghana said.
?This novelty is due to strict schedules and some exciting developments which will be communicated to you in due time.
?All things being equal, the national final will be held in July this year, hopefully allowing Naa Okailey Shooter to crown her successor before the Miss World finals in Indonesia?.
This year?s event Miss Patty says is ?replete with exciting packages; the concept of giving out three cars to the first three winners still holds. Miss Ghana 2013 gets to keep her car while her two runner-ups use theirs officially, for a year?.
?Winners will still get cash rewards, products from sponsors, paid-holiday trips, internship and branding opportunities with our sponsors, donors and partners.
?Our scholarship scheme, which was instituted last year, and available for two contestants who are able to meet Benedict College University?s criteria for selection, still stands.
?Regarding the success of our themed events last year, namely the Street Fashion Show and Miss Ghana Kids Bazaar. We are motivated to put up a bigger event this year. Proceeds will still go to support underprivileged children with major surgical problems?.
The reigning Miss Ghana Naa Okailey Shooter, who was present at the launch spoke extensively about the projects she?s been involved in thus far, and how she is helping to bring relief to thousands of women and children through her maternal and infant mortality project.
She was upbeat about Miss World 2013, adding that she is putting in a lot of work to make her country proud.
The ceremony saw in attendance, some officials of Exclusive Events Ghana, 2012 first runner up Nadia Ntanu, and Precious Kyei-Bonsu, who won Miss Photogenic last year, and who was announced as co-host for the exciting Miss Ghana TV, hitting mainstream local television soon.
Miss Ghana 2013 is an Exclusive Events Ghana production with support from some well-meaning corporate companies.