Kids can be a part of history

Emma Sandersford's entry
Emma Sandersford's entry
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Now your children are about to break up for their Christmas holidays, why not get them to enter our float design competition?

We are inviting youngsters across South Holland to design their own creation for the 2013 Spalding Flower Parade, with the theme “Let’s Celebrate”.

The winning entry will be designed as the People’s Float for the historic last ever parade and the designer will get to ride on the float on the big day.

But hurry, there is only eight days left for youngsters to design their own float to feature in the final Spalding Flower Parade, to be held in May 2013.

Entries have been slow coming in and so we are hoping your children will get their thinking caps on and their felt tips out over the next few days to boost competition.

Latest entry – published here – is from six-year-old Emma Sandford, of Spalding, and her float is called: “Celebrating Family and Love”.

This is the second year running the Spalding Guardian has teamed up with parade organisers Kenyon Communications to pick a design for the People’s Float.

Individuals and schools are welcome to take part, with the only stipulation being you must be aged 12 and under.

The theme for 2013 is ‘Let’s Celebrate’ and that is exactly what we would like you to do in your artwork.

Think of a fabulous event to celebrate and get to work with your crayons, pencils or paints to draw your exciting float design.

Let your imagination run away with you and you could win the opportunity to work with designer Debbie Lishman to come up with your very own float design.

The winner and five runners up will also be able to play an integral part in the parade and take their position on the finished float on May 4.

Spalding Guardian editor Jeremy Ransome said yesterday: “Last year we had dozens of entrants, all vying to have their design turned into a tulip-covered creation for parade day.

“But so far this year we have only had a few. This is the last ever parade and this is a chance for local children to be part of that history.”

Send your designs to Flower Parade Float Competition, Spalding Guardian, Priory House, The Crescent, Spalding PE11 1AB. Please include your age, address and phone number. Entries must be with us by December 28.