Get out your fabrics, banners, paint brushes and sewing machines to get ready for the annual MardiGrass Parade Float Awards. Have a go at creating a float costume, banner, paper mâché or sculpture about pot prohibition.

Floats can be a vehicle for a powerful message about pot or protest, education and celebration! We welcome floats that reflect our area, our people, our pride, our fun and festive spirit, and desire for a peaceful future. Law reform is the focus of MardiGrass and we encourage all to have a say!

Prizes are sponsored by the Nimbin Happy High Herbs and will be presented to the winning floats in Sativa Stadium after the Sunday Parade and Rally:

FIRST Prize:
Happy Herb Company gift voucher of $500

Happy Herb Company gift vouchers of $250


Height – Must not exceed 3.2 metres from “the road”

Width – Must not exceed 2.4 metres

Length – Must not exceed 4.2 metres

Floats must be people or green powered. Floats can be a single person, or group, or a centrepiece for an on-foot display.


Judges will be announced on the day, and will be from the Nimbin Happy High Herbs shop and the HEMP Embassy. A one to ten point score method will be adopted:

  1. Pre-parade while assembling. Use of recycled materials, originality and punctuality
  2. During Parade: Locomotion, costumes, power of the message, crowd response and overall effect