Parade of Lights Float Design Contest

Parade of Lights Float Design Contest

Date(s) – Saturday, July 1, 2017 – Monday, August 14, 2017
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The 2017 Parade of Lights float design contest deadline has been extended to Monday, August 14th!

Enter your idea for Downtown Denver’s newest float into the design contest to win over $200 in prizes including 4 VIP tickets to the parade!

About the Parade of Lights: The 9NEWS Parade of Lights is produced annually by the  Downtown Denver Partnership. The two-mile parade route in Downtown Denver is the stage for Colorado’s brightest holiday tradition.


Enter your design idea for Denver’s newest float by Monday, August 7th! Click here for the entry form and float template.

Not an artist or designer? No problem! Have an idea for just a part of the float? Use the form to describe your idea. The build team will take the idea and turn it into a plan!

The winning float design will be the first new float to run in the parade in more than 20 years!  Volunteer to be part of the build team now.

The final float may use elements from a variety of contest submissions; in that case there will be multiple winners.

Enter your design idea to win more than $200 in prizes! Click here for details.

The Parade will air on LIVE TV as a one-hour prime time special on Friday, December 1st at 8:00 p.m. by 9NEWS; and will rebroadcast three additional times later in the month.

Theme: The theme is up to you and should be holiday, whimsical, and/or magical.

Important Guidelines: The float cannot be branded to a company, our electrical industry, or use logos. Do not use licensed characters such as Mickey Mouse, Star Wars, etc., or the following characters: Santa, a snowman, or a red-nosed reindeer (since these characters are already part of the parade). Lastly, the float design may not replicate any of the current parade floats. Click here to see the current list of float inventory

Eligibility: The float design contest is exclusively open to IECRM students, alumni, members, and industry partners. All employees of member companies are eligible.

Hurry! Float design contest submissions are due by the end of day Monday, August 7th.

Questions? Please call IECRM at 303.853.4886.


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