15 year old Kimberley Sears has been crowned the new Carnival Queen for 2018. The 2 Princesses chosen to accompany her are 12 year old Megan Shepherd and 12 year old Sophie Yoell. All girls are pupils at Clacton Coastal Academy.

The Selection and Crowning took place at The Tavern in Holland on Sea on Friday 23rd March at a Disco with Unique Roadshow.

With a considerable amount of entries, 12 for Princess and 5 for Queen, the Judges had a very difficult task. The Judges were Heidi Blyth, Mark Broad, Sharon Rawlinson and Janet Sullivan.

The new Carnival Court will be visiting many other local Carnivals this year as well as leading Clacton's very own Procession on the 11th August and participating in all other events during Carnival week and many others during their carnival year.