Children’s costume competition – History Alive 2016

The children’s competition returns to History Alive in 2016. It’s the perfect way to get children involved in history!

Dressing up is always heaps of fun, and memories are made from those moments.

You can make the kids excited about the whole process by involving them in the costume preparations! We recommend jumping on Google or heading to the library, and looking through historical websites or books to choose a time period or person from history. Because History Alive covers so many time periods, there are endless options for costumes! You’ll see everything from Roman, Viking, Medieval, High Medieval, Renaissance, Napoleonic, Colonial, Victorian, 20th Century (until the 1970s).

We know not everyone is great with a sewing machine or needle and thread, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create accessories and props to go with a purchased costume.

How to enter
Entry forms are located at the Information booth (near the entry gate). All children entering the competition must enter before 1pm each day.

Prizes
1st Prize: 2-day family pass for History Alive: A Journey Through Time 2017, family portrait and a surprise
2nd Prize: 2-day family pass for History Alive: A Journey Through Time 2017 and a surprise
3rd Prize: 2-day family pass for History Alive: A Journey Through Time 2017
Most historically accurate costume: 2-day family pass for History Alive: A Journey Through Time 2017 and a surprise

Here are the fine print details you need to know
For children of general public:

  • Costumes should be historical and based on historical periods represented during History Alive.
  • The competition will be judged on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 of June in the Lytton Arena at xxx. These are two separate competitions, with entrants allowed to enter only once (unless your child wears a different costume each day).
  • Open to all children up to the age of 12. Children will be entered into one of two categories – 6 and under, and 7–12.
  • A top three from each gender will be chosen from each category.
  • There will be a special prize for ‘Most historically accurate’ costume for each day.
  • Entry Forms (including a photo release form) must be completed by a parent/guardian at the information booth
  • Prizes awarded are non-cash and not redeemable for cash.
  • All decisions made by the judges are final.

For children of re-enactors:

  • Costumes should be historical and based on historical periods represented during History Alive
  • Only one competition will be judged for re-enactors children, at 2PM on Sunday 12 June.
  • Open to all children up to the age of 12. Children will be entered into one of two categories – under 6 and 7-12.
  • Entry Forms must be completed by parent/guardian at the entry gate and will include a photo release form for use of images of the entrant by History Alive or its Agents.
  • Prizes awarded are non-cash and not redeemable for cash.
  • All decisions made by judges are final.