The annual Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MSIP) show is on again, set for Friday and Saturday, November 1 & 2, 2019 with the theme “Advancing women in leadership and stewardship”.
MSIP director Joyce Konofilia in a press conference at the Solomon Host conference room yesterday confirmed that the MSIP committee is very happy to host MSIP show 2019.
“A total of six contestants will be contesting this year’s pageant show and they are in the age range of 18 to 25 years of age.
“This year’s MSIP show will be an interesting one as it has a diverse of contestants from different provinces,” said Mrs Konofilia.
During the press conference the pageant contestants also introduce themselves and explain the issues that they want to advocate on which motivates them to join the show.
The six contestants for the MSIP 2019 are Maenisa Boso (22 years old) Western province, Melissa Takanaia (25) Malaita/Western province, Gladys Habu (24) and from Isabel province, Tiare Haro (19) from Malaita/Isabel province, Bridget Igilave from Western province/PNG and (24) and Freda Maui (22) years and from Renbel province.
The objectives of this year’s show is to encourage young women to respect and realise their potentials in being part of a peaceful and harmonious society for our families, to instill a sense of confidence in our young women as leaders in all spheres of society, showcase the talents and gifts of our young women in being productive, beautiful and intelligent contributors in our communities, crowned Miss Solomon Islands 2019 will represent Solomon Islands at the annual Miss Pacific Islands Pageant 2019 in PNG by showcasing and disseminating of information about our people and cultures, promote local businesses that support women endeavours in the country, continue charity work in the country and create partnership with women stakeholders to promote and advance women agendas and policies for employment.
The MSIP show will be staged on Friday (Nov 1) with a speech competition by the contestants on topics relating to the Theme by the contestants and a float procession from SICUL grounds at Town Ground all the way up to the SINU Kukum campus and back again to the National Art Gallery.
The Crowning night will be on Saturday (Nov 2) and there will be four categories; the Sarong, Talent, Traditional contemporary wear and on-stage interview.
All points from the four categories will be added up with the speech overall mark to determine the overall winner and Miss Solomon Islands 2019 and a separate award will be awarded for the best float and best speech.
Each event will have a set of judges appointed by the MSIP Committee with specific judging criteria.
Caption: MSIP 2019 Contestants. Photo By Daniel Kakadi (MSIP official photographer)