Celebrate Kirkland has added new award categories this year!
Kirkland Best in Show (Gold Cup)
Best overall entry that rates high in originality, spirit/engagement, and appearance.
Spirit of Kirkland Award
How well does this entry incorporate the Spirit of Kirkland? It could include Kirkland’s beloved parks, waterfront activities, community engagement, local sports, or growth in its theme.
Most Patriotic Award
This will be awarded to an entry that best captures the purpose of why we celebrate the 4th of July.
We Care About Kirkland Award
This award is specifically for a non-profit and/or community organization that aims to make Kirkland a better place to live, work, and play.
Support Local Kirkland Award
This award is specifically for small, local businesses that are the foundation of Kirkland’s business community.
Sustainable Kirkland Award
How well does this entry reflect Kirkland’s commitment to caring about our environment? It could highlight recycling, upcycling, reducing waste, or protecting the environment.
How unique and interesting is the entry? How does the entry stand out among other entries?
How much energy and fun does the entry radiate to spectators? Does the entry grab and hold the spectator’s attention?
Does the design, style, use of color, and materials make an impact? How cohesive and coordinated is the unit?
Winning entries are provided a banner to hold while walking the parade route, indicating the category won. Banners are to be returned at the end of the parade. In addition, a trophy is given to each winning entry as a keepsake.
If you have any questions, please visit www.Kirklandwa.gov/CelebrateKirkland
or email Jazmine Quintero at Jquintero@kirklandwa.gov