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: Birds of a Feather

  • 1st prize $100
  • 2nd Prize $50
Kids 12 years and under
  • 1st prize $50
  • 2nd Prize $30

Entries must be received no later than 10th March.

  • 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
  • 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). 

Enter above through the website or download your entry form below.

Best Dressed Adult

Sponsored by the Caci Clinic

Prize – $1,500 voucher for products & services

  • Theme - Dress to Impress
  • Judging will take place at 2 o’clock in front of the stage – public voting on the day

    Best Dressed Under 12

    Sponsored by 

    Prize – TBC

    • 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 Community Display

    Sponsored by

    Prize - TBC

    • Displays must be mussel themed.
    • Judging will take place on the day.