BUDDING carnival royals please step forward. An independent panel of judges will chose Romsey Carnival Queen 2014 and her two attendants at a special selection event tonight.

Those selected will go on to represent the town at events including the summer and winter parades. The selection event is at Romsey Comrades Club at 7pm.

All contestants must live in the SO51 postcode and those seeking to become queen must be aged 12-16 and the attendants between seven and 11. Whoever is chosen to become carnival queen in June will receive £100 and each attendant £50.

This year’s summer carnival events start on Tuesday, July 15 with a bed race and an under 16’s go-kart race through the town’s streets and concludes with a procession on Sunday, July 20.

The winter carnival week begins on November 19 and finishes with a parade and the Christmas lights switch-on on November 22. Anyone interested in submitting a last minute entry form can do so on the carnival website, at Kutz Hairdressers in Latimer Street, at the Romsey Advertiser office in the Market Place or go along to the Comrades Club tonight.

Full details of all events will be featured in the Basepoint Romsey Carnival Programmes when they are published.