Competition Information

At the Havelock Mussel Festival there is a competition to suit everyone.
So make sure you get involved and get creative.

There are some great prizes up for grabs.
Details of the Competitions on offer are below…

To enter any of the competitions click the "Enter a competition" button, entries must be received no later than the Wednesday prior to the festival.

Best Mussel Float Sculpture

Sponsored by Pirimoana Holdings

Theme: 

Adult
1st prize $100
2nd Prize $50

Kids 12 years and under
1st prize $50
2nd Prize $30


Sculptures must be made from used mussel floats and be on theme.
Judging will be completed by the festival attendees on the day.
Floats are available for free by contacting sharynmariesmith@outlook.com
Sculpture competition is limited to 20 entries.

Sculptures are to be delivered to the Havelock Domain on the Friday before the festival no later than 6 pm.
Sculptures must be removed after the festival and the floats recycled.
Unless you agree to have your sculpture auctioned with proceeds going to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter (please advise your preference in the comments section of your entry)

Best Dressed Female - Adult

Sponsored by Captain’s Daughter

Prize – $50 Voucher & a Bottle of Wairau River Wine

  • Dress Up outfits must be mussel themed
  • Judging will take place at 2 o’clock in front of the stage – public voting on the day



    Best Dressed Male - Adult

    Sponsored by Havelock Takeaways

    Prize – $50 Voucher & a Pack of Beer

    • Dress Up outfits must be mussel themed
    • Judging will take place at 2 o’clock in front of the stage – public voting on the day


    Best Dressed Team of 4

    Sponsored by Mussel Pot

    Prize – $100 Voucher & either a Bottle of Wairau River Wine or a Pack of Beer

    • Dress Up outfits must be mussel themed
    • Judging will take place at 2 o’clock in front of the stage – public voting on the day


    Best Dressed Girl (Under 12)

    Sponsored by Town & Country Builders Ltd

    Prize – T-Shirt & Gift Basket

    • Dress Up outfits must be mussel themed
    • Judging will take place at 2 o’clock in front of the stage – public voting on the day
    • Please ensure the contact details on your entry form are your parents/carers details

    Best Dressed Boy (Under 12)

    Sponsored by Havelock Service Station

    Prize – Fishing Rod & Reel

    • Dress Up outfits must be mussel themed
    • Judging will take place at 2 o’clock in front of the stage – public voting on the day 
    • Please ensure the contact details on your entry form are your parents/carers details

    Best Dressed Window - Commercial

    First Prize sponsored by HMSF
    Second Prize sponsored by Paper Plus

    1st Prize – 2 x General Admission Tickets
    2nd Prize – Cookery Book

    • Window displays must be mussel themed
    • Judging will take place on the day


    Best Dressed Window - Not for Profit

    First Prize sponsored by HMSF.
    Second Prize sponsored by Paper Plus.

    1st Prize – 2 x General Admission Tickets
    2nd Prize – Cookery Book

    • Window displays must be mussel themed
    • Judging will take place on the day