- All entries must reflect the theme of Past, Present and the Future of Geelong.
- All entries must include some form of lighting and be bright and colourful.
- All entrants are encouraged to dress up in costume or uniform.
- Including a float in your entry is highly recommended.
- Banners and signage are welcomed.
- All entries should be engaging, e.g. lighting or lanterns, bright colours, movement, music, dance, balloons, ribbons etc.