How to enter
To apply to be a Rose, you need to contact one of the local groups running a Rose contest, and meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Be 18 years of age by January 1st next and will not have reached your 28th birthday on or prior to the following September 1st.
- Be unmarried or never been married.
- Be born in Ireland, or an Irish citizen or of Irish origin by virtue of one of your ancestors having been born in Ireland.
- If Irish-born, have lived in New Zealand for at least two years and be intending to stay until August of the year following your entry.
- Never have previously won the New Zealand National Final nor represented the same local centre at the NZ National Final.
- Be available for Rose Selection events and if selected be available for the International Festival events.
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