Entries have closed for the 2017 Design a Mini Float Competition.

Stay tuned to find out about the winning design!

The Credit Union Christmas Pageant called upon creative students to enter a world of fun, fantasy and fairy tales, all with a Christmas theme.

South Australian school students aged 5-14 years old were invited to take part in the 2017 Credit Union Christmas Pageant Design a Mini Float Competition.

First introduced in 2007, the Design a Mini-Float Competition was open to individual students and class entries. In 2015, the competition attracted over 400 entries!

What is a Mini Float?

A mini float is a small mobile set that is light enough to be pushed or pulled along the Pageant route.

Prizes to be won

The winner of this competition will not only take home the honour of having designed a float for the 2017 Credit Union Christmas Pageant. They’ll also win great prizes and money-can’t-buy experiences, thanks to our sponsoring Credit Unions. 

  • First prize $500
  • Second prize $250
  • Third prize $100
  • Certificates of Merit
  • Certificates of Participation (for all entries)

In addition, the winning design will be built by the elves at Stardust Castle for debut in the 2017 Credit Union Christmas Pageant on 18 November.

The student(s) involved with the winning design will also:

  • Be invited to tour Stardust Castle (the Pageant workshop; home of all the Pageant floats and event magic) to see and learn from the float building process.
  • Enjoy a special morning tea at Stardust Castle when your new mini float is revealed.
  • Have access to reserved space on the Blue Honour Line for the winning class (for up to 35 people including minders) on Pageant day.

Entries have now closed.

Entries closed COB Friday 9 June 2017.

If you are looking for more information about how to design a float, our Education Pack has a handy guide on how to build floats here.

Past Winners

Check out these examples of past winning mini float designs:


Ringo - The North Pole Hotline

Ringo the North Pole Hotline

Rodney ready for takeoff

Rodney the Red Bi-Plane

Naughty and nice

Naughty or Nice Meter

For further information and if you have any questions please call 8244 6277. 

Get Well Soon


2015 Winner: 'Get Well Soon' by Maddy Nyp of St Michael's Lutheran Primary School