Parade of Nations Floats

Building a float is a fun way to foster teamwork, memories, and awareness—and maybe earn some prize money. First- and second-place cash prizes ($200 and $100) will be awarded to University floats. A $200 first-prize cash award goes to the top community float. Hint: Float Judges are stationed on the south side of the lift bridge near the Downtowner. Show them your best moves! Winners announced at Multicultural Festival.

2015 Float Contest

Judges will have the final say, but in general a float can be any motorized or non-motorized conveyance exhibiting a decorated display. So unleash your creativity and make this Parade of Nations legendary! Get the scoop on parade rules, registration and judging criteria. Then check out our tips to help you build a float.

Prizes
    • First Place
      • University—$200
      • Community—$200
    • Second Place
      • University—$100

Rules and Regs
Essential need-to-knows for flag-carrying, float building, ride-sharing and more for a fun and hassle-free Parade of Nations experience.

Parade Judges

  • Bonnie Gorman, Michigan Tech Dean of Students and Associate Vice President
  • Rick Buis, Campus Minister at Canterbury House of Houghton
  • Jason Sullivan of Finlandia University Registrar and Alumni Board member

2014 Float Contest Winners


Community Float

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community—Tribal Council