A woman from Woodbridge is set to compete for a national beauty pageant title next month.

Beth Rice will compete against 40 other women to be crowned at the Miss Supranational UK Beauty Pageant in Leicester on February 17.

The competition requires those competing to have a 'From the Ground-Up' project, which demonstrates how they are having an impact on their communities and aim to influence change nationally and internationally in their chosen subject.

The 29-year-old medical researcher has spent the last two years working on her project, which focuses on educating young children on climate change.

East Anglian Daily Times: Beth with some of her students she has educated about climate changeBeth with some of her students she has educated about climate change (Image: Submitted)

She currently runs workshops in the UK and in Ghana, and last year was chosen to represent the UK at international summits.

The former Miss Earth England winner said: "I am excited to use this competition to have a greater impact on my passion for climate education."

She added: "I started from a place of climate anxiety and lack of confidence, pageantry has increased my confidence and allowed me to take further climate action and have international reach with my work."

Should Miss Rice be successful at Miss Supranational UK, she will go on to represent the UK for the international title in Poland later this year.

East Anglian Daily Times: Beth RiceBeth Rice (Image: Submitted)