Categories and Judging 

You are invited to submit your entry for the 2018 Farnham Carnival Parade, which will take place on Saturday, 30th June.

Entries for 2018 will be divided into the following classes:



1 - Large vehicles e.g. flat bed lorry, double decker bus (not vintage)

2 - This has currently been merged into Class 1

3 - Decorated trade, commercial & private vehicles

4 - Veteran, vintage & classic vehicles

The above entries may require explicit INSURANCE COVER - see Entry Information note 3. To download the Vehicle Insurance form click here. 


PEDESTRIAN ENTRIES (These may be accompanied by a lead car for music)


5/6 - Large/Small Schools The division between Large and Small Schools will be based on the number of pupils on the school's register at 1st January 2018. The number of entries in each of these two classes will be approximately equal.

7 - Other children's groups 

8 - Adult groups or individuals

9 - Display groups such as bands and majorettes

10 - Groups with animals

Each Class will be judged according to the principles set out below.  Subject to achieving the appropriate standards Entries may be awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze certificates..

With the exception of Entries in Class 4 judging will be based on the following:

     25%  Wow Factor

     25% Relevance to the theme ("Rock and Pop Legends" for 2018)

     25% Effort

     25% Innovation and Creativity

Entries in Class 4 will be judged 50% on overall appearance and 50% for how the driver and passengers dress in the style of the age of the car and/or the Carnival theme.

Three special Parade awards will be presented by the judges:

The Best in Show Shield will be presented to the overall best Entry in the Parade.  In 2017 this went to Abbeyfields Wey Valley Society.

The Henry Liu Trophy will be presented to the overall best Entry from a school but if the Best in Show Shield has been awarded to a school then that school will not be eligible.  St Andrew's School were the proud winners of this in June 2017 as well as 2016.

A new Trophy was introduced very successfully in 2015 by Accountants Wise & Co. It is awarded to to either a school or pre-school whose entry shows the most Innovation and Creativity.  The winner will also receive a smaller award which they will be able to keep.  In 2017 this trophy was won by Leapfrogs Pre-School.

Any queries, please contact Alan Hunt on 01252 727399 or 07850 353780