Hedgehogs Design & Build Float Competition

The Farnham Hedgehogs Carnival Float Competition 2020


The Hedgehogs, Farnham’s own local charity, together with Farnham Lions are once again co-organising this year’s Farnham Carnival. The theme this year is “Roaring into the 20’s – A Celebration of Speed” and we hope lots of local clubs, organisations and individuals will put on a great show for the Carnival Parade on Saturday 27th June.

The Hedgehogs have been helping Lions run the Carnival for around 20 years and back in the 60’s and 70’s we used to create a float for the Parade. Times have changed and the Hedgehogs Membership, being slightly older, now dedicate our time to organising and running the event rather than actively taking part.

We know designing and building a float for the Parade is not a small task, but we would love to see what can be done by the local community in 2020 and we have created a competition to help not only with money to help pay for materials etc., but also with the loan of a suitable trailer and a vehicle to pull it.

On offer to the winner is £500.00 plus the loan of a twin axle 14ft Ifor Williams flatbed trailer (on loan for approximately 1 month to allow you to build your float) and a Land Rover Defender to pull your float.  (supplied and driven by Surrey 4×4 Tours). And possibly best of all a trophy for ‘Best Locally Sponsored Float 2020’ will be awarded to the winning Entry which the winners will keep for a year, before passing onto next year’s winners.

Any local Farnham based organisation, school, club, church or recognised group of individuals can enter the competition. Your competition entry should be in the form of a design (either written or drawn) explaining/showing what your concept will look like.

The design should be in keeping with the Carnival theme “Roaring into the 20’s – A Celebration of Speed”. The design can promote your own organisation, cause or club.  It should also allow for space for some ‘The Hedgehogs’ branding/logos.

Your design should be suitable for you to build the concept! Don’t design something that you can’t deliver. The float will need to be manned, but please do not create a design with people on the float as no one can ride in the float during the Parade. All float designs must follow the rules for the Carnival (available on the website). The decision of the judges will be final and any correspondence or otherwise will not be entered into.

Your design/concept submission should be emailed to Gareth Jex (Hedgehogs) gareth.jex@the-hedgehogs.org.uk no later than Friday 8th May 2020. Three judges will then judge the entrants and a winner will be announced Friday 15th May.  This will give you a month and a half to build your float.