Theme—Parade of Nations

2013 Parade of Nations Theme Contest

The winner of the 2013 Theme Contest is "Global Variation in One Location" submitted by Stephanie Haselhuhn.

On September 14, 2013, more than 3,000 visitors will pack the streets in Hancock and Houghton and the Dee Stadium for our Parade of Nations annual international celebration.

International Programs and Services is sponsoring a theme contest for next year's event. Faculty, staff and students from Michigan Technological University and Finlandia University are eligible to submit a contest entry. The winning entrant will receive a Parade of Nations t-shirt and a VIP food pass to the Multicultural Festival. The winning theme will appear on the Parade of Nations Facebook, web site and promotional materials.

The theme should be a word or a short phrase that focuses on the multicultural spirit of the community.

Example of past themes include:
2012 “Celebrate”
2011 “Spice is Always Nice”
2010 “Many Nations..One Heart”
2009 “Dancing With Diversity”
2008 “Weaving Cultural Harmony”
2007 “Smiles Have no Borders”

Entries must be received by November 1, 2012 and the winner will be announced during International Educational Week, November 12-16, 2012.

You must include your first and last name, phone number and Michigan Technological University or Finlandia University e-mail address. Entries may be submitted online by e-mail to You may enter as often as you wish.