Carnival clubs taking part in Wellington Carnival on Saturday 29 September will be competing for numerous cups and prize money. Most of the cups are awarded on the night by independent judges scoring the entries, but the most cherished cups are those chosen by the general public who can vote for:
– Favourite Float
– Favourite Walking Entry
– Spirit of Carnival
In previous years, members of the the public have been able register their votes via stamped addressed envelopes which issued randomly. Unfortunately, returns using this method were less than successful and so this year the Carnival committee is opening voting to everyone. All it requires is a mobile phone. Anyone can select their favourite entry from the categories above. The app is free to download and can be found on the App Store and Google Play Store. Public voting for Wellington Carnival in the three categories above will begin at 7.30pm on Saturday 29th September and close on Wednesday 3rd October.
The app also contains links to all the businesses that support Wellington Carnival. Those who travel around to see carnivals in other towns will find the app will work there too – but the app will only become active when the carnival
The results from the four towns forming the South Somerset Federation of Carnivals – Wellington, Ilminster, Chard and Taunton – will be collated and winners announced at this year’s Federation presentation.
Dave Rylatt, Wellington Carnival Chair, said, “Wellington Carnival is extremely grateful once again to The Skylark at Chelston for providing their superb facilities for the presentation of the cups (above awards excepted). The ‘Wellington Carnival After Party’, including a live DJ and BBQ starts at 10pm and we encourage you to join us. The presentation of cups is due to take place at 10.30pm shortly after the main procession has ended.”