HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Aloha Festivals, one of Hawai'i's most highly regarded and oldest cultural celebrations, is now accepting applications for king, queen, prince, princess and other court members of the 2012 O'ahu Royal Court. Applicants must be of Hawaiian ancestry and may be expected to make various appearances during their reigning year, from September 2012 to August 2013.
King and queen applicants must be 35 years of age or older, while prince and princess applicants must be 16 to 18 years old. Scholarships will be awarded to the chosen prince and princess to further their education after high school. Applications for other court positions are also available.
Interested applicants must complete an application form and supply both a headshot and full-length photo, as well as proof of Hawaiian ancestry. Applications can be found HERE! Mail applications to the Aloha Festivals Royal Court Committee, P.O. Box 15945, Honolulu, HI 96830.
For more information about applying for the Royal Court, email Charles Kapua at or call (808) 479-3263.
Aloha Festivals was first held in 1946 as Aloha Week. Over the past six and a half decades it has become a celebration of Hawaiian culture, integrating the traditions and cultures of the Islands through music, dance, cuisine and art. A board of volunteers coordinates all festivities. Aloha Festivals is funded by the Hawai'i Tourism Authority, corporate and private sponsorships, and sales of Aloha Festivals power bands, ribbons and merchandise.
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