Newcastle Pride is ecstatic to have been nominated for Best Float Design at the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras is one of the most popular queer celebrations in the world, and it’s an honour to be a part of it let alone nominated as one of the best designed floats of the night.

Newcastle Pride would like to congratulate Le Petit Bateau Art Collective for winning Best Float Design at the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. We are extremely proud of our efforts and are thrilled to have been nominated alongside such amazing parade entries.

We’d like to thank anyone who had a hand in our parade entry this year, especially to the below people:

Float designer Michael Linsley and  Graphic Designer Judy Nadin

Building team Narelle Lamb, Michael Linsley, Hellen Richards, Lee McDougall and Ed Abbott

Our amazing volunteers Ellen Jessica, Emilia Slowic, Cheryl Smyth, Sally Higgins, Kym Hancock, Lisa Rowland, Rhyannon Skeffington & Peter Skeffington

Float photo courtesy of Ann-Marie Calilhanna



Newcastle Pride respectfully acknowledges that our celebrations are held on the traditional Lands of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.