Ideas called on for Masked Parade

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Organisers of the Nelson Arts Festival and asking for public submissions for theme ideas for this year’s Masked Parade.

The winning submission will also get the chance to have their group lead the front of the parade and see their theme come to life.

Festivals team leader Axel de Maupeou says the winning theme will allow for people’s imagination to run wild when creating their masks.

“We want people to come up with an idea that will result in a Masked Parade that is full of bold, colourful and unique masks and costumes that this huge Nelson community event is famous for.

Previously themes have varied from sparkling sustainable future to earth, wind and fire.

Theme ideas can be submitted online at the council website, FaceBook or via email.

Entries must be received by 5pm March 23.