Great prizes to be won in our Miss Matric Dance

THE annual Port Elizabeth Express Miss Matric Dance competition is back for the fifth time and we are again looking to crown the Miss Matric Dance for 2018.

Local matric girls who attended their matric dance this year can now start entering our competition and stand a chance to win fabulous prizes.

This year, we are again looking for the matric girl who has the complete look to become our next Miss Matric Dance.

Entrants will be judged on their overall look – including the dress, hair, make-up and accessories – so be sure to send a photo where the judges can clearly get the complete picture. A panel of judges will choose nine (9) finalists once entries have closed.

The judges will also choose 10 wild card entries and the public will have to vote for their favourite wild card on Facebook, who will make up the 10th finalist for this year’s Miss Matric Dance. The competition is not open for voting by the public, except for the wild card finalists who will be voted for by the public on Facebook by means of “likes”.

How to enter

To enter, matric girls must send their matric dance photo via e-mail only. Qualifying entries will be uploaded in our Miss Matric Dance album on the PE Express Facebook page. If your photo does not appear in the album, it means it did not qualify.

Please give at least two working days to allow entries to be reviewed and uploaded online.

Here is how to send your e-mail:

, Send the photo to

, Include PE Express in the subject field

, Photos must be at least 1MB in size and in jpg format.

, Include the following details in your email:

. Name and surname

. Age

. Address (including suburb)

. Contact number

. School you attend

. Date when the dance took place

Entries without the above information will be disqualified.


The winner will receive the following prizes:

. A front page feature on the winner in the PE Express;

. A Samsung Galaxy tablet worth R2 500 from The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World;

. A Swedish full body massage from Camelot Spa at The Boardwalk Hotel;

. A pair of Polar sunglasses from Spec-Sa-vers, worth R995;

. Pro Design Photographers will supply a photoshoot to the value of R1 200;

. The Business Women’s Association (BWA) PE will supply coaching for the winner.


. The two runners-up will each receive a voucher worth R660 from Camelot Spa at The Boardwalk;

. They will each receive a single bed mohair blanket from Mohair SA;

. The runners-up will each also receive a pair of Polar sunglasses from Spec-Savers, worth R995 each;

. Business Women’s Association (BWA) PE will supply coaching for the two runners-up.


. The finalists will each receive a pair of limited edition Maxhosa by Laduma designer socks from Mohair SA;

. A voucher from Urban Glam for every finalist;

. Each finalist will receive a movie ticket from Ster-Kinekor for a movie of their choice.


, The matric dance you attended had to be held at a school in Port Elizabeth. It must be your own matric dance and not that of a partner.

, No selfies, group photos (more than one girl) or photos with your partner are allowed.

, Only e-mail entries will be accepted.

, No photos that are posted on our Facebook timeline will be entered.

, You may only enter once for the duration of the competition and only one photo per entrant will be allowed – choose your photo submission carefully. Once a photo has been submitted, it cannot be swopped with another photo.

, We need to see the complete look of the entrant, including the dress, hair and, if possible, the shoes and accessories.

, Photos must be high resolution (minimum of 1MB).

, Some entrants’ photos may be used in the PE Express from time to time – this does not mean they have been chosen as a finalist.

, Entries are already open and the competition ends on October 31 at 23:00.

, Prizes need to be collected from our office in Ivor Benn Close, just off William Moffett.

) Phone 041 503 6059 for more info or send an email to