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2018 Theme: Diverse cultures of our Surrounding Areas

REGISTRATION FEE -   FREE

Nations and groups of the parade

Float & Vehicles Contest

The floats will be judged at 9:30 am on Saturday August 18th, at Arnold Bethune Memorial Park, Long Sault. People do not need to be on the float during the judging.

To expedite the process, you can register by calling 613-936-6873 before August 11th, 2018 or send an e-mail to info@paradeofnations.com.

Floats categories

  • Individuals
  • Ethnic groups
  • Service clubs
  • Small Businesses
  • Corporations
  • Any other groups

Float judging criteria - 3 Judges

  • Animation
  • Creativity
  • Interaction with public
  • According to the theme of the parade
  • Music
  • Overall presentation
  • Originality (uniqueness)
  • Wearing of Aboriginal outfits/ or other costumes

Vehicle categories - Vans and cars

The vehicles will be judged at 9:30 am on Saturday August 18th, at Arnold Bethune Memorial Park, Long Sault.

  • Individuals
  • Small Business
  • Corporations

Vehicles judging criteria- 3 judges

  • Overall presentation
  • Originality (uniqueness)

To expedite the process , you can register by calling 613-936-6873 before August 11th, 2018 or send an e-mail to info@paradeofnations.com

Outfit Categories

  1. Regalia/aboriginal outfits
  2. Nations national dress/costumes
  3. Clown costumes
  4. Comic-Con attire
    • under 12, male – female
    • 13 to 18, male female;
    • 19 - 60, male –female
    • 60+, male female

Judging criteria  - Depending on the categories

Judges: Akwesasne, Cornwall and SD&G - TBD

Categories 1 and 2

Authenticity and accuracy - Reflective of a culture

Categories 3 and 4

  • Reflective of a emotion (clown costume)
  • Accessories including hats, gloves, shoes, costume jewellery etc
  • Jewellery originality
  • Did the person make extra accents to make the costume 'their own reflection of him/herself , e.g., face painting, etc.
  • Does the costume stand out?

Food art contest

The food arts will be judged at 2:00 pm on Saturday to make sure it looks fresh.

Categories

  • amateur under 12
  • amateur 13 to 18
  • amateur 19 -60
  • amateur 60+
  • professional

The finished product must be edible.

  • Originality - 5 points
  • Colourfulness - 5 points
  • Difficulty - 5 points
  • Use of various fruits, vegetables, meat or other processed food - 5 points

Immediate Family Crest

The theme: Artistic representation of an immediate family crest in any shape or form of art. This mean: only the parents and children (2 generations at a time). The father, mother children and family pets.

Example: Totem pole (description): At the bottom: the mother protecting her child. At the top: Animals reflection the family's love of nature at all levels (sculpted in a tree). The base: The village where the family lived. (33 words)

As you can see the sky is the limit for artistic interpretation.

Winning Criteria, Awards and Registration Deadline

Five First Place Winners Trophies: Territory of Akwesasne, Cornwall, the and one for Stormont (North and South), Dundas (North and South), Glengarry (North and South) and ribbons for 2nd and 3rd prize winners.

  1. Creativity: The most unusual approach to represent the family crest
  2. Submission of 100 words maximum (typed) describing the meaning of the art work.
  3. Measurement (maximum) 6 feet high, 3 feet wide and 2 feet deep

Crest Set-up time: Between 8:30 a and 10:00 a.m., August 18th at the Long Sault Arena

Registration Deadline - Free August 18th 2018.
Judges: Total of three judges from the following areas: Territory of Akwesasne, Cornwall and SD&G

For info: Visit www.paradeofnations.com or call 613-936-6873