Mr and Miss Hermanus is a prestious annual event. Participants in the junior and senior categories are nominated by their peers. Each debutant is expected to collect funds which are donated to the community. After the first selection round, five girls and five boys (juniors) and ten girls and ten boys (seniors) proceed to the prestigious gala evening. The latter is always very popular with up to 550 patrons attending. A guest artist, cum MC, is asked to entertain the audience. In 2016 it was Dillon Lerm and in 2017 it was Jak de Priester. Independent judges are chosen from the community. Category winners include: Mr/Miss Photogenic, Mr/Ms Hermanus Junior and Mr/Ms Hermanus Senior. Ms Hermanus senior also serves as champagne girl during the Winter Interschools sports event in August.