Miss Mansfield enjoys a glitzy year

.Miss Mansfield  Chelsea Eedgington in Mansfield today
.Miss Mansfield Chelsea Eedgington in Mansfield today

IT has been a year to remember for reigning Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest Chelsea Edgington who was crowned at a glittering ceremony in November.

Now Chelsea (18) is looking forward to competing in the Miss England competition in Birmingham on 18th and 19th July - and wants readers to support her in the text vote which opened on Friday.

She says: “This year has flown by so fast. I have been running around on adrenaline and nervousness about Miss England.”

Chelsea, who has just completed A-Levels in English, Media and Art and Design, has spent the year supporting businesses in and around Mansfield, particularly the ‘I Love Mansfield’ campaign.

She has also raised funds the charity PASIC (Parent’s Association for Seriously Ill Children), including £600 at an event held the town’s Chand restaurant.

And speaking about her time as Miss Mansfield Chelsea said: “I want to thank everybody who has helped me get to Miss Mansfield and to (organiser) Trish Mapletoft.”

Last week, we launched this year’s Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest competition.

The winner, who could be in with a chance of competing for the prestigious Miss England title, can also campaign for a charity of their choice.

Chad is again backing the event, together with main sponsor I&N Fabrications. Other businesses already backing this year’s event as associate sponsors include The Works Hair and Beauty, Pinders Opticians, 10 Green Bottles and DK Associates.

A panel of judges will select their top 20 girls from the entries to face a vote from Chad readers. The top 12 will then go through to the grand final at the John Fretwell Centre, Sookholme on 15th October.

During the final evening, the contestants will compete in various categories to win the title - and there will be entertainment from local bands and performers.

To enter the competition, complete the entry form below, including a recent photograph of yourself, and send it off before 3rd August.

For more information, visit www.miss-mansfield.co.uk or type Miss Mansfield into Facebook. To vote for Chelsea in the Miss England competition by text vote, text 12mansfield&sherwoodforest to 84205