Homecoming float entries, sketches due Oct. 22

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Homecoming float entries, sketches due Oct. 22

Float entry deadline for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University/Alva Homecoming 2013, “Ranger Vacation: It’s a Family Tradition,” has been set for Tuesday, Oct. 22.  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 entries will participate in the Homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m.  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 there are three float categories to choose from, campus organization or group, commercial business or off campus non-profit group. Participants will be in the running for prizes of $200 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place.

Entrants in the float contest are asked to design their floats according to the homecoming theme. Dress, music and photos based on the idea “Ranger Vacation: It’s a Family Tradition” could be used as part of the float design.

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. 

Visit www.nwosu.edu/float-entry-rules for entry forms, to receive specific information for reimbursements and rules/guidelines for float building.

Office hours for the Office of Student Services are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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.

For application information and other questions, contact float chairman Dr. Aaron Mason at (580) 327-8522.