Homecoming float entries, sketches due Oct. 15

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Homecoming float entries, sketches due Oct. 15

Float entry deadline for Northwestern Oklahoma State University/Alva Homecoming 2014, “The Ranger Games: Catching Fire,” has been set for Tuesday, Oct. 15.  Entry forms must be turned into the Office of Student Services on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, room 126, by 5 p.m.

All floats will participate in the homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. in downtown Alva. Floats must be complete and in line by 9 a.m. in order for a portion of the judging to begin. Judging will take place before and during the parade. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on the Woods County Courthouse stage.

When registering for the float contest there are three categories to choose from: campus organization or group, commercial business or off-campus non-profit group. All applications should include a sketch or design, including details, for approval. There also is a $15 deposit for groups using the Armory for float building.

Entrants in the float contest are asked to design their floats according to the homecoming theme, “The Ranger Games: Catching Fire.” Dress, music and photos based on the theme could be used as part of the float design.

Participants will be in the running for prizes of $200 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place. In addition, each float in all categories will be considered for the President’s Award ($100 and engraved plaque) for the best overall float, and the Alumni Association Award ($75) for an exceptional display of Ranger spirit.

Campus and non-profit organizations may qualify for up to $200 in reimbursement.  These groups must provide receipts verifying expenses. The first five groups to turn in receipts will be reimbursed. 

 Entry forms, specific information about reimbursements and rules/guidelines on float building are available at www.nwosu.edu/float-entry-rules.

Any questions should be directed to float chairman and co-director of homecoming, Dr. Aaron Mason, associate professor of political science, at (580) 327-8522 or mason@nwosu.edu.