Carnival floats broadly fall into
two main types: static, or tableaux carts, and feature carts.
The tableax will depict a scene, e.g. from fiction, film or TV,
and part of the presentational skill is for the characters
to remain completely still - a difficult task over a procession
route of several miles.
Feature carts are also built around a theme but they are dynamic
and may involve complex moving structures and dancing or miming
For the purposes of judging though many different classifications
are created with their own criteria and qualities for which points
are awarded. One distinction might be whether a cart is local
or visiting, separate awards are often given for juvenile entries,
and even the towing vehicles and drivers can be subject to an