Floral float parade, tilt guidelines set PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 September 2012 14:21

The city government, through the City Tourism Division has finalized guidelines for the floral float parade and competition, one of the culminating activities of Fiesta Hermosa 2012 set at 1pm on October 11, eve of the feast day of Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar.

To add more fun and entertainment, the floral float parade and competition will have bigger prizes this year. First prize will be P75, 000; second prize will be P50,000; third prize will be P30,000; fourth prize is P20,000 while fifth prize is P10,000.

Mayor Celso Lobregat has emphasized that participation in the different Fiesta events should be done in the spirit of being a Zamboangueño and not on the basis of pesos and centavos.

The city government is pouring in a huge amount for prizes in the different competitions that will be held in connection with the Fiesta Hermosa celebration.

The floral float parade and competition is open to individuals, business establishments, government/nongovernment agencies, military/police organizations, schools and other entities in the city.

Competing floats should depict any of the city’s scenic spots or tourist attractions and that it must be mounted on a road worthy vehicle. The float dimension must not be less than 8 feet in width x 16 feet in length to include the entire width and length of the vehicle. The decorated float must not exceed 12 feet in height from the ground.

The guidelines also emphasize that any material can be used to accentuate the float concept and overall effect. A maximum of 5 persons shall be allowed on board the float, no other persons will be allowed to follow the float entry.

The float will be judge along the parade route based on originality (40%), creativity (30%), craftsmanship (20%) and symbolism (10%). The parade route will be from NS Valderrosa Street to Mayor Climaco Avenue, San Jose Road, Normal Road and finally to the Enriquez Sports Complex.

A distance of not less than 5 meters from each float must be observed strictly to give the judges a better view of the float and sufficient time for judging and the sequence/ order of the float will be in accordance with its registration number.

Failure to meet the specifications stated on guidelines 2 will mean a 5-point deduction from the total computed score and the decision of the board of judges is final and non-appealable.

Interested individual/ group may register at the City Tourism Office, located at Paseo del Mar during office hours, deadline of submission of entry is on Monday, October 1, 2012. Registrants must be in the name of the group or for individual; he or she must not be less than 18 years old. — Sheila Covarrubias