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The Parade takes place on Sunday 5th August 2018 from Grand Parade, Cork, assembly from 12 midday for 2pm start.
Please include the following with your application:
• Section B - Parade entry terms and conditions signed
• Section C - 2018 Parade Registration
• Section D - Media information
• Section E - Sign off
Confirmation of entry
Receipt of registration does not necessarily confirm an entry. Cork Pride reserves the right to refuse the entry of any individual or entity that, in Cork Pride’s opinion does not reflect the celebration intended by the Parade.
Placement in the Parade
Priority placement is based on date and time completed applications are received with special consideration for community groups, older people, children and those with special needs. Placement in the Parade is at the sole discretion of Cork Pride; we will however try to accommodate requests for placement where possible.
Parade line up assignments will be distributed on the morning of the Parade during the steward safety meeting. It is essential that your stewards attend this meeting.
Commercial, franchise and third party sponsorship
Any third party sponsorship, display of logos of third party entities must be approved by Cork Pride prior to submission. Such permission, if granted, usually attract commercial entry fees and conditions. Please contact us prior to submission for more information.
Throwing/ handing items to the crowd
PLEASE NOTE: We require that you do not throw anything from your contingent or in any way encourage viewers to come onto the Parade Route. This presents a very serious safety issue as motorized vehicles comprise part of the parade. Deaths at such events have occurred in the past for this very reason. Volunteers may however walk alongside footpaths and HAND items to people - do not encourage viewers to come onto the street in any way.
A. Cork Pride encourages all participating contingents to reflect this year’s theme “Shine” - interpreting this theme as you see fit.
B. Signs and banners. A sign or banner providing the name of the organisation or group must precede each entry participating in the parade or have their name prominently displayed on their vehicle.
C. Edge protection. All floats entering the Parade must have adequate edge protection (i.e. a secure handrail) fitted around any exposed perimeter of the float.
D. Contingent steward. All contingents are required to provide one steward per 25 participants of their group). Their primary role is to facilitate the movement and safety of your contingent in the Parade while the Parade is in progress. Stewards will report directly to Cork Pride Parade Committee. Any contingent without a steward will not be allowed to participate. Contingents who have vehicles are required to provide four to six stewards for safety purposes. Likewise failure to provide adequate stewards will result in non-participation in the Parade.
E. Removal from the Parade. Cork Pride reserves the right to remove any individual, group or contingent who is, in its sole opinion and discretion, a hindrance to the safety and progress of the Parade or who places participants or spectators in physical danger, for motor safety violations, unsafe or illegal conduct such as drugs, alcohol or participation inconsistent with the aims, goals and purposes of Cork Pride Parade. This includes the right to remove persons from any float or vehicular unit which it determines to be overcrowded to such an extent that the unit may break down or cause injury to participants.
F. Line up and staging. A number of factors determine your placement in the Parade. Priority placement is based on time and date your complete application is received. We attempt to accommodate as many contingent requests as possible.
G. Forward movement. All contingents are required to maintain a forward movement during the Parade. No stopping unless directed by the Cork Pride Stewards or An Garda Siochana. All performances or manoeuvres must be on the move. No stationary manoeuvres will be allowed. Please maintain a gap between contingents of less than 7 metres (20 feet).
H. Vehicle breakdown. Towing charges for any unit that becomes disabled and/or delays the Parade will be at the owner's’ expense.
I. Political Statements. Any political statements or endorsements made by participants in the Cork Pride Parade are not necessarily the opinions expressed by Cork Pride nor does Cork Pride in any way contribute to the signage or display of these opinions.
Violations will be immediate cause for dismissal from this year's’ Parade and possibly future Parades.
All contingents are required to abide by the rules of Cork Pride Parade. Each contingent is responsible for any and all acts and/or omissions on their part, or on the parts of their agents, members, volunteers and/or employees which may result in any injury, illness, death or damage to them or a third party. Each participant in each contingent shall indemnify and hold Cork Pride and the City of Cork free and harmless and hereby forever release and discharge Cork Pride and its Committee members and the City of Cork and their affiliates, officers, directors, employee, agents, from and against all claims, demands, liabilities, damages and expenses including solicitors fees and costs arising out of such act or omission of such contingent or contingent participant. This clause is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State. If any portion thereof held invalid, each contingent accepts that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
Liability, insurance and full driver’s license.
Each vehicle that enters the Parade lineup area and/or participates in the Parade must have insurance and the driver must have a valid driver’s license. These must be presented on parade day upon request from proper authorities.
Failure to comply will disqualify the individual and/or contingent from participating in the Parade.
Safety, fire and motor vehicle rules.
It is the responsibility of each Parade contingent to know and adhere to the Cork City Fire Department and Garda codes and regulations regarding safety. All contingents and floats will be inspected prior to participating in the Cork Pride Parade. Violators are subject to removal from the Parade.
Sales/vending/marketing.No sales may occur along the Parade route without express written permission of Cork Pride.
The primary role of the Contingent stewards is to walk the Parade route and act as safety monitor for your contingent. This person(s) is responsible for knowing all Parade rules as they pertain to your contingent participation in the Parade.
Cork LGBT Pride presents the annual Cork Pride Parade as an educational and entertainment event and reserves all rights as producers. Any reproduction, broadcast, or commercial use of any portion of the event, in whole or in part, in any form without explicit prior written consent from Cork Pride is strictly prohibited. Cork Pride, may, at its discretion, film, photocopy or tape and all portions of the Parade for commercial use.
I have read this entire application and shall comply with all rules, guidelines, terms, and conditions. I understand that violation of any regulation is cause for removal from the Parade. It is my responsibility to communicate all information contained in this application to my contingent participants and to ensure all participants are in compliance with the rules, guidelines, regulations and laws in regards to participation in Cork Pride Parade 2018.
Information herein provided by me is true, correct and complete and I am legally empowered by my Organisation to enter into this agreement.