St Kitts and Nevis to host Grand Carnival Parade on Jan 2, know deets

St Kitts and Nevis National Carnival Committee shared the details of the Grand Carnival Parade, which will be filled with Colour, music, revelry, and creativity. The parade will be held on Monday, January 2, 2023. 

St Kitts and Nevis to host Grand Carnival Parade on Jan 2, know deets
St Kitts and Nevis to host Grand Carnival Parade on Jan 2, know deets

St Kitts and Nevis: St Kitts and Nevis National Carnival Committee shared the details of the Grand Carnival Parade, which will be filled with Colour, music, revelry, and creativity. The parade will be held on Monday, January 2, 2023. 

This is all about Grand Carnival Parade: 

START OF PARADE: 

The Grand Parade will start at 11 AM on Monday, January 2, 2023, from Patsy Allers Playing Field.

ROUTE FOR CARNIVAL GRAND PARADE: 

From Patsy Allers Playing Field, onto Cayon Street, onto Pond Road, Presentation on performance stage on Agro Strip, Frigate Bay Road (outside Newtown Play Field). Continue along Frigate Bay Road, right onto Paul Southwell Drive, right onto Bay Road, right up Fort Street and ending on Fort Street. The troupe will disperse, turning left or right on Cayon Street, depending on the location of the Troupe’s Mas Camp. Music must end at the top of Church Street or West Independence Square Street, then the band will head to their Mas camp.

This route will be used after the Judging Component is completed.

JUDGING POINTS FOR THE GRAND CARNIVAL PARADE

  1. Pasty Allers’ Playfield (Wigley Ave)
  2. Greenland’s Park (Judging between Fiennes Avenue & West Bourne Ghaut)
  3. Frigate Bay Road performance area, (Outside Newtown Playfield) AWARDS
  • Troupe of the Year – $25,000
  • 2nd Place – 20,000
  • 3rd Place – 15,000
  • Section of the Year – $5,000
  • Spirit of Carnival – $3,000
  • King of the Bands – $2,500
  • Queen of the Bands – $2,500

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR MAS BANDS AT PATSY ALLERS

  • Presentation – 20 points
  • Interpretation of Theme – 30 points
  • Design – 30 points
  • Craftsmanship -20 points (only included at 1st Judging Point at Patsy Allers)
  • TOTAL – 100 points
  • JUDGING CRITERIA FOR QUEEN OF THE BANDS AT PATSY ALLERS
  • Presentation – 20 points
  • Interpretation of Theme -30 points
  • Design – 30 points
  • Craftsmanship -20 points
  • TOTAL -100 POINTS
  • JUDGING CRITERIA FOR KING OF THE BANDS AT PATSY ALLERS
  • Presentation – 20 points
  • Interpretation of Theme – 30 points
  • Design – 30 points
  • Craftsmanship -20 points
  • TOTAL -100 points

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR MAS BANDS AT GREENLANDS AND STAGE

  • Presentation – 20 points
  • Interpretation of Theme -30 points
  • Design -30 points
  • TOTAL -80 points

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR QUEEN OF THE BANDS AT GREENLANDS AND STAGE

  • Presentation – 20 points
  • Interpretation of Theme – 30 points
  • Design – 30 points
  • Craftsmanship -20 points
  • TOTAL -80 POINTS

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR KING OF THE BANDS AT GREENLANDS AND STAGE

  • Presentation – 20 points
  • Interpretation of Theme – 30 points
  • Design – 30 points
  • Craftsmanship -20 points
  • TOTAL – 80 points

At the 1st judging point the above criteria will be applied in its entirety.

For the other judging points, ‘Craftsmanship’ will be omitted.

Thus, the total for Patsy Allers will be 100 points while at the other judging points, it will be 80 points.

AWARD FOR FIRST TROUPE TO LAUNCH

Must be a public (either virtually or in person) Reveal showcasing theme, designs of costumes for all sections.

PENALTIES

A total of 10 points will be deducted for troupes without 80% of revelers present at the Start of The Parade at 11:00am when troupes are ready to move off. A member of the Street Activities Committee will be assigned the task of counting the number of revelers in the presence of at least one representative of the troupe.

DEFINITIONS PRESENTATION: The extent to which a portrayal is brought to life at the judging points (20 points): 

• Effective stage presentation by the competitor

• Appropriate movement on stage

• Communication with audience

INTERPRETATION OF THEME: The extent to which a portrayal represents the theme stated (30 points): 

• Use and inclusion of specific thematic elements

• Use of Colour to depict theme

• Effective combination of visual elements

DESIGN: The overall effect derived from the arrangement of components in the portrayal (30 points): 

• Innovation of concept and construction

• Inventiveness of structure, material usage and Colour

• Effective arrangement of principal and subsidiary components

CRAFTSMANSHIP: The level of skill reflected in the creation and production of the portrayal (20 Points): 

• Effective use of traditional and non-traditional materials

• Quality of finish, neatness, workmanship

• Portability, fit and ease of movement

Craftsmanship is judged at the beginning of the parade. Each Band must provide a male and female for each

section to be judged.

SPECIAL PRIZES

SECTION OF THE YEAR (marked out of 15 points)

• Each Band shall advise which of its sections it wishes to be judged for this award by Wednesday 21st

December, 2022.

• The Section shall be judged using the following criteria; Interpretation of Theme , Presentation and

Design.

• The Section gaining the highest aggregate score in the Section of the Year competition on Carnival

Monday will be awarded the Section of the Year Award.

SPIRIT OF CARNIVAL (marked out of 20 points)

The following criteria shall be used to determine the award for Spirit of Carnival :

• Exuberance of revellers when crossing the judging areas

• The Band with the highest score shall be awarded the Spirit of Carnival Award

Stage Presentation

A maximum of 10 minutes is allowed for any band of less than 300 persons. A maximum of 15 minutes is allowed for any band of 300 persons or more.

An additional five (5) minutes per costume shall be allowed to any band presenting Individual, King or Queen costumes as part of its band portrayal. No more than 20 minutes shall be added for this purpose to the standard allotted time.