Credit Union Christmas Pageant Mini-Float Competition: student designers wanted

30 April 2013

South Australian school children will have a chance to be part of the magic of the 2013 Credit Union Christmas Pageant with the ‘Design a Mini-Float’ competition.

Children aged between five and 14 are invited to design their own mini-float, with the winning entry to be built at Stardust Castle and showcased in the Credit Union Christmas Pageant on November 9.

Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell said the competition was an exciting chance for school children to express their creativity and be involved in the event.

“The Credit Union Christmas Pageant is a special event for South Australians young and old,” Mr Bignell said.

“This is a great occasion for students to showcase their talents and design a new mini-float for this year’s pageant.”

In 2011 the winning design was selected from 343 entries, and was viewed by over 300,000 spectators lining the streets of Adelaide and another 170,000 watching live on television.

This is the fourth time the competition has been run since its introduction in 2007, with this year’s theme based on the theme of ‘Fantasy, Fairy Tales and Christmas Magic’.

Peter Evers, Chair, Credit Union Pageant Company said in addition to their design being built, the winning student or class will be awarded exciting prizes and experiences for their school.

“The winner will have the opportunity to see their mini-float being built during a behind-thescenes visit to Stardust Castle (the Pageant workshop),” Mr Evers said.

“With thanks to the credit unions, a prize of $500 for the winner’s school will be awarded and winning entrants can enjoy a reserved space on the blue line to see their mini-float debut.”

Entries will be judged on criteria including originality, artistic content, and design.

Designs cannot include branded signage or characters from cartoons, films, or musical productions.

All South Australian schools have received information for the ‘Design a Mini-Float’ competition and are encouraged to enter now, with entries to be submitted before July 5.

For more details, visit the 2013 Credit Union `Design a Mini-Float’ competition page.
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