Do you know someone that deserves to be the 2018 Albany Tulip Queen?

According to The Daily Gazette, nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Tulip Queen and Court through Monday, April 2. Nominations should be submitted at for the 70th annual Albany Tulip Festival scheduled for May 12-13. A tradition that dates back to the late 1940's, the annual event will crown the Tulip Queen and four Court members.

The Queen will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship while each Court member receives a $1500 scholarship. The Queen and the Court work together for a full year on various community-oriented projects and receive the scholarships upon completion of the program. The 69th Annual Tulip Festival took place this past May over Mother's Day weekend and featured over 100,000 tulips in bloom. You can read more about the annual event here.

Good luck to all potential Tulip Queen candidates!