The Winston-Salem Centennial Commission and the Winston-Salem Jaycees are encouraging community groups, organizations, businesses and others to enter the float decoration competition for the Centennial Celebration Parade to be held May 11.
Ten winning designs will be selected; each float will depict one decade of Winston-Salem’s first 100 years. Winners will be provided a float base and a $300 allowance to help cover the cost of building and decorating their float. Contestants may contribute additional funds for decorations should they choose.
Entrants should choose the decade they want to depict and submit a description of their proposed float by Feb. 15. Entrants may submit proposals for more than one decade, but a separate entry should be submitted for each decade. A summary of significant events that took place during each decade is available online at the centennial website, http://W-S100years.com.
Entries will be judged based on creativity, historical accuracy, and presentation. To foster collaboration and inclusiveness, special consideration will be given to entries submitted by multiple businesses or organizations working together. Complete contest guidelines, a time table, decade summary and entry form are available at http://W-S100years.com.
Information about additional ways to participate in the Centennial Celebration Parade will be posted on the centennial website on March 1.
The Winston-Salem Jaycees is organizing the Centennial Celebration Parade on behalf of the Winston-Salem Centennial Commission. For more information, call the Jaycees at 776-0690 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.