Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant


The Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant is a competition that mainly focuses on the natural beauty of its contestants although it incorporates other attributes such as talent, intelligence, personality and answers to the judges’ questions as judged criteria. the Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant, an annual cultural celebration that not only showcases natural beauty but also encompasses talent, intelligence, personality, and grace in its contestants. This pageant is more than just a competition; it’s a platform to empower young women, promote confidence, and preserve the rich heritage of the Kalanga culture.

Project Information

The TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant  is a sub-committee of the TGSCCC Management Committee whose main responsibility is to plan, manage and direct the beauty contest to be held annually at the centre as a part of the TiBaKalanga/We Are Kalanga Festival.

 The purpose of the beauty pageant is to:
– Promote confidence in the young women of Bulilima District
– Provide opportunities for personal development
– Promote the TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre and its programs
– Promote Kalanga culture

In conclusion, the Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant stands as a vibrant testament to our unwavering commitment to preserving Kalanga culture while nurturing the growth and prosperity of our community. This annual celebration not only honors the natural beauty and talents of our young women but also serves as a beacon of hope, promoting personal development and economic opportunity. As we embark on each year’s journey, we carry the torch of tradition, igniting the flames of progress.


The Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant consists of several exciting rounds that will not only showcase the contestants’ beauty but also their charisma and style.

  • Introduction Round (20%): Contestants will be asked personal questions by the judges to verify the information provided in their application forms. This round is casual, featuring jeans and t-shirts from sponsors.
  • African Attire (40%): This is a runway fashion show where contestants can express their style with African/Kalanga ensembles. Judges will evaluate modeling, personality, beauty, grooming, and fashion sense.
  • Evening Gown (20%): The focus here is on the contestant’s presentation and how well their gown suits them. The gown need not be extravagant, but it should complement the contestant’s style and grace.
  • Sports Outfit (20%): This round emphasizes how well the costume suits the contestant and their on-stage performance, considering modeling, personality, beauty, and fashion sense.
  • On-Stage Questions (Bonus Points): Finalists will respond to on-stage questions, earning up to 10 bonus points. These questions may be based on the delegate’s fact sheet and will assess articulation, response quality, beauty, and personality.

Judging the Competition

Our panel of judges is carefully selected for their expertise and professionalism. They follow a scoring system on a 10-point scale, and their decisions are final. In the event of ties, specific criteria will be used to determine the winners.


Scoring is conducted on a 10-point scale:

9-10 = Excellent
7-8 = Very Good
5-6 = Good
3-4 = Well Done
1-2 = Needs improvement


Woman between the ages of 16 and 25 from Bulilima District, you are eligible to participate in the Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant. We embrace diversity in language, with TjiKalanga, IsiNdebele, and English being our official languages, and fluency in English is not a requirement.

To qualify, the following documents needed to be submitted:

  • Birth Certificate/National Registration ID Card
  • Passport size photo
  • Completed registration form

Contestants are responsible for their competition attire and travel expenses. We encourage all participants to adhere to the Centre’s Code of Conduct and maintain the highest standards of integrity and professionalism throughout the pageant.


We believe in recognizing and rewarding excellence. Our winners will receive:
• Crown and title of “Queen of TiBaKalanga”
• Cash prizes
• Opportunities to become the annual face of TiBaKalanga Cultural Festival
• Special gift bags

All contestants will receive complimentary gifts as a token of appreciation for their participation.

The Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant is a dignified and culturally rich event that does not include swimsuit segments. We prioritize integrity and fairness in our competition.
We look forward to celebrating the beauty and culture of Kalanga with you at the upcoming Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant.


As we embark on the Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant each year, we recognize the importance of transparency and financial responsibility. Anticipated expenditures are subject to change based on various factors, but we provide an estimate to outline our financial expectations. These expenditures encompass the essential costs associated with organizing this cultural celebration:

Venue Rental: Securing an appropriate venue to accommodate our contestants, judges, and the audience is a significant expense. We aim to select a location that aligns with the cultural significance of the event.

Contestant Prizes: The winners of the pageant will receive cash prizes, crowns, and special gift bags. These prizes are a symbol of our appreciation for their dedication and excellence.

 Event Production: This category includes costs related to stage design, lighting, sound equipment, and other production elements that enhance the overall experience for our audience and contestants.

Marketing and Promotion: To ensure the success of the pageant, we allocate funds for marketing materials, advertising, and promotional activities. These efforts help us reach a wider audience and garner support for the event.

 Contestant Support: We provide support to our contestants to help cover their travel expenses, accommodation, and competition attire when needed. This ensures that all eligible participants have the opportunity to join the pageant.

 Administrative Costs: These costs cover administrative expenses, including office supplies, communication, and staff compensation related to the planning and execution of the pageant.

Security and Safety Measures: The safety and well-being of our contestants, guests, and audience are of utmost importance. We allocate funds for security services and safety measures to create a secure environment.

Miscellaneous Expenses: This category includes unforeseen or miscellaneous expenses that may arise during the planning and execution of the pageant. It serves as a contingency fund to address unexpected needs.

It’s important to note that the actual expenditures for each year’s pageant may vary based on sponsorships, donations, and the evolving needs of the event. We commit to managing our finances responsibly and ensuring that all funds are used efficiently to deliver a memorable and culturally significant Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant.

 We will provide an updated breakdown of anticipated expenditures closer to the competition, reflecting the most current financial projections and any adjustments made in the planning process. This transparency is a testament to our commitment to the success and sustainability of this cultural celebration.


The Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant will take place once a year at the TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre. The Centre is a private social infrastructure located in Ward 6, Bulilima District in southwestern Zimbabwe. It is being built in the homestead of the late TG Silundika a national liberation hero whose surviving children have a vision to establish a standard of excellence in cultural heritage sustainability in southern Africa.

Queen of TiBaKalanga 2023

Queen of TiBaKalanga 2023


1st Princess 2023 (1st Runner Up)

1st Princess 2023 (1st Runner Up)


2nd Princess 2023 (2nd Runner Up)

2nd Princess 2023 (2nd Runner Up)


Meet the newly crowned Queen of Tibakalanga 2023, alongside the 1st and 2nd Princesses!

Numbers from the TiBaKalanga Festival


Visitors from in & around the district

Beauty Pageant Contestants

Primary & Secondary Schools

Universities attended the festival

local vendors set up stalls selling goods

local/regional & international artists

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