Northwestern Homecoming float entries, sketches due Sept. 28

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Northwestern Homecoming float entries, sketches due Sept. 28

August 26, 2016 

Homecoming for Northwestern Oklahoma State University is Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1. The homecoming float entry and sketch deadline has been set for Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The theme is “Rangers: League of Heroes.” 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 at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 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.

Three float categories for registration are: campus organization or group, commercial business, or off-campus non-profit group. All applications should include a sketch or design with details for approval consideration. Those that choose to utilize the old armory, are required to write a check for a temporary $100 cleaning deposit. The float and all materials used must be removed from the armory by 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, or the $100.00 deposit will be forfeited. The deposit must be made out in the form of a check (no cash) and attached to the float design-application form.

When participants clean up their areas in the armory, then the check will be marked void and destroyed by the Homecoming Committee. If there are problems, the money will be forfeited to the Homecoming Committee. Please bring brooms and dust pans to clean up the utilized area completely.

Entrants in the float contest are asked to design their floats according to the homecoming theme: “Rangers: League of Heroes.” 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 such as $200 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place within each of the float categories. 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 of $75 for an exceptional display of Ranger spirit.

Campus and non-profit organizations may qualify for up to $200 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, armory deposit and rules / guidelines on float building are available at

Any questions should be directed to homecoming float chairman Dr. Richmond Adams, assistant professor of English, at (580) 327-8428 or