- Presented By: Jamaica Cultural Development Commission
- Location: Kingston
- Dates: August 1, 2022
- Address: Jamaica National Independence Village, National Stadium, Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica , Kingston
The pageant is one of the highlights of the independence celebrations by the JCDC. The contestants' desire to assist in the development of their communities play an important role in the selection of the queen. The National Festival Queen is chosen to be not only a cultural ambassador for her nation but also an outstanding role model for other young women across the island. As such, although the queen's physical appearance will play a role in her selection, the emphasis will be on her awareness of cultural and current affairs, community involvement, and personality/talent.