Competition Entry Rules

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Non-float/Walking Competition Float Competition

NON-FLOAT WALKING COMPETITION: RULES OF ENTRY

Categories: Non-Float Walking Groups & Individual Walkers

Prizes: 

Groups:  1st: $100.00, 2nd: $75.00
Individual:  1st: $75.00, 2nd: $50.00

Rules of Entry:

  1. For judging to occur, a walking group (consisting of 3 or more people) or an individual entry must be representative of the parade theme and executed in good taste.  “Walking” may include wagons, strollers and other moveable units that are pulled or pushed by walkers.
  2. Walkers need to be registered as a parade entry.
  3. Any animals entered must be leashed or tethered for the safety of other walkers and spectators.
  4. All walking groups MUST be at Penn Manor High School staging location by 7:00 A.M. on parade day, for line up.
  5. All walking entries must be ready to go by parade kickoff.
  6. All groups or individual walking entries need to have a visible sign that displays the group or individual’s name and/or organization represented.
  7. All walkers must travel the entire parade route and may not slow or otherwise delay the parade movement.
  8. The number of awards presented in these categories is contingent upon the number of entries.
  9. Cash prizes (via check) will be awarded to winners in each category and mailed following the parade.
  10. Candy or other objects may be distributed but NOT THROWN OR TOSSED on the street, for the safety of children, spectators, and participants.

 Judging Criteria:

  1. Originality (20 points)
  2. Utilization of materials/workmanship (20 points)
  3. Overall appearance (20 points)

FLOAT COMPETITION RULES OF ENTRY

Categories:

Community: Commercial. civic, non-profit organizations, businesses, churches, political groups, for profit organizations ,etc.
Education & Youth: All levels of schools, University, home-schooling, Girl and Boy Scouts, any youth groups

Prizes: Each category – 1st $ 250.00, 2nd $ 175.00

Rules of Entry:
  1. In order for judging to occur, a float entry must be representative of the parade theme and designed/decorated in good taste.
  2. All float entries must be theme-decorated and built on any of the following: a pick-up truck bed, farm wagon, flatbed truck or trailer. No vehicle smaller than a pick up truck bed is permitted.
  3. Floats must be electric or fuel driven, have breaks and steering capabilities. Can include both a moving vehicle and team of walkers.
  4. All decorated floats MUST be at Penn Manor High School float staging location by 7:00 A.M. on parade day, for line up.
  5. Float entry cannot be higher than 13 feet , measured upward from the ground/street level.
  6. All floats must be completed by parade kickoff.
  7. All float entries will receive an “Entry Number” prior to the day of the parade. The number must be displayed in six inch (6”) high numerals, plainly visible on both sides of the float. Entrants supply their own printed entry number on float.
  8. All floats must display the group or organization’s name.
  9. All floats must travel the entire parade route, and may not slow or otherwise delay parade movement.
  10. The entrant will be responsible for transporting the float to and from the parade in accordance with all highway/safety codes.
  11. The number of awards presented per float category is contingent upon the number of entries.
  12. Cash prizes (via check) will be awarded to winners in each category and mailed following the parade.
  13. Candy or other objects may be distributed but NOT THROWN OR TOSSED on the street, for the safety of children, spectators and participants.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Depiction of theme ( 40 points )
  2. Overall appearance ( 20 points )
  3. Utilization of materials/workmanship ( 20 points)
  4. Originality ( 20 points )

All judges’ decisions are final. 

*** Animals may not be cruelly exploited, endangered, or abused in the process of the parade. All animals must be controlled by means of a harness, halter or leash if not otherwise contained. Equine and other animal units must provide their own clean up personnel.