Village Beauty Pageant: The Road to Miss TiBaKalanga
An Annual TIBAKALANGA Event
The Road to Miss TiBaKalanga: A Path to Prestigious Royalty
Amidst the vibrant and colorful spectacle of the Village Beauty Pageant, there lies an aspiration that transcends the confines of each village square. It’s a journey that symbolizes the very essence of Kalanga culture, beauty, and grace. The winners of the village competition, though victorious in their own right, stand at the threshold of something grand and prestigious – the battle for the highly coveted title of the Queen of TibaKalanga.
Upcoming Event Date:
📅 Date: December 23, 2023
⏰ Time: full day event
🏠 Venue: TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre
👩🏾🦱 Age Group: 17 – 25 Years
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 Village Beauty Pageant consists of several exciting rounds that will not only showcase the contestants’ beauty but also their charisma and style. The models will be judged based on the same criteria as the main Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant competition. The areas of competition include:
- 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
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
For young women from the eight participating villages – Bhembenene, Gala, Garamtata, Khekhethe, Kungubo, Mangarame, Manguba, and Ntoli – this journey begins with their nomination as village representatives. These individuals, nominated and trained as coordinators, undertake the task of identifying, recruiting, and training models within their local areas. Facilitated by an experienced fashionista, Mr. Nkosi Nkomo, these coordinators ensure that the contestants are well-prepared for the competition.
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.
Notably, the winners of the village competition will battle for the highly coveted title of the Queen of TibaKalanga 2024. This prestigious honor awaits the exceptional young woman who embodies the essence of Kalanga culture, beauty, and grace.
Participating Villages: The forthcoming event will see eight villages crown their queens, including Bhembenene, Gala, Garamtata, Khekhethe, Kungubo, Mangarame, Manguba, and Ntoli. These villages come together to celebrate their rich heritage and honor the late TG Silundika, the national hero after whom the cultural center is named.
Join us in this vibrant celebration of culture, beauty, and unity as these young women shine on The Road to Miss TiBaKalanga, keeping their traditions alive and building a brighter future.
As we embark on the Village Beauty Pageant – The Road to Miss TibaKalanga, we uphold the principles of transparency and financial responsibility. While the exact financial requirements may evolve, we offer an estimated breakdown to provide insight into our anticipated expenditures. These costs encompass essential aspects of organizing this cultural celebration:
Contestant Prizes: The champions of the village competition will be awarded cash prizes, crowns, and special gift packages. These prizes symbolize our appreciation for their dedication and exceptional performance.
Event Production: This category includes expenses 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 competition, we allocate funds for marketing materials, advertising, and promotional activities. These initiatives broaden our reach and garner support for the event.
Contestant Support: We hope to extend support to our contestants to assist with their travel expenses, accommodations, and competition attire, as needed. This ensures that all eligible participants have an equal opportunity to participate.
Administrative Costs: Covering administrative expenses, such as office supplies, communication, and staff compensation related to planning and executing the competition, falls under this category.
Security and Safety Measures: The safety and well-being of our contestants, guests, and audience members are paramount. We allocate funds for security services and safety measures to create a secure environment.
Miscellaneous Expenses: This category encompasses unforeseen or miscellaneous costs that may arise during the planning and execution of the competition. It serves as a contingency fund to address unexpected needs.
It’s important to emphasize that the actual expenditures for the Village Beauty Pageant may fluctuate depending on sponsorships, donations, and the evolving demands of the event. We remain committed to prudent financial management, ensuring efficient use of resources to deliver an exceptional and culturally significant competition.
We will provide an updated breakdown of anticipated expenditures closer to the competition, reflecting the most current financial projections and any adjustments made during the planning process. This commitment to transparency underscores our dedication to the success and sustainability of this cultural celebration on the Road to Miss TibaKalanga.
The Village Beauty Pageant – The Road to Miss TibaKalanga unfolds once a year at the heartwarming TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre. Nestled in Ward 6, Bulilima District, southwestern Zimbabwe, this special place occupies the former homestead of the late TG Silundika, a beloved national liberation hero. Guided by the heartfelt vision of his surviving children, the Centre aspires to establish a shining example of cultural heritage sustainability in the vibrant tapestry of southern Africa.
Highlights from the village competion
Meet the newly crowned Queen of Tibakalanga 2023, alongside the 1st and 2nd Princesses!
Queen of TiBaKalanga 2023
1st Princess 2023 (1st Runner Up)
2nd Princess 2023 (2nd Runner Up)