Las Vegas Carnival Opens Masquerader Band Competition to Other Countries

Carnival event to allow other countries to enter its band competition, creating the first truly international competition of bands with masqueraders from countries all over the world. Winner to take $3 million dollar prize.

Las Vegas, NV, February 26, 2010 --( Las Vegas Carnival, Inc – a USA / Trinidad based operation, announced today that it has allowed other masquerader bands from other countries to compete in its carnival event on October 10th 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The competition will occur as part of the all-day concert / music festival in Las Vegas called the “VegasFest” and the carnival competition event which includes the masquerader parade of bands is now open to other countries wishing to enter, with cash and other prizes to the winning bands.

The competition will be judged by a panel of judges selected from the carnival design and fashion industries, including those involved in dance choreography. For the first year, 2010, LVC has limited the competition to the 10 following cities, representing their countries; those allowed entry are:

- Bridgetown – Barbados
- Las Vegas – United States
- London – England
- New Orleans – United States
- Nice - France
- Port-of-Spain – Trinidad
- Rio – Brazil
- St. Petersburg - Russia
- Toronto - Canada
- Venice – Italy

Designers from all above mentioned cities and countries are required to submit their designs for approval by March 31st 2010 and there will be two (2) masquerader bands allowed entry per city. The country winning the competition will earn the “Band of the Year” title and a $3 million dollar prize, doing so in front of an international audience as the carnival event will be broadcast live, internationally.

President of Las Vegas Carnival, Mr. Robert Ali says, “it has been our vision to bring together the countries of the world that participate in this unique celebration that is carnival and do so in comradery, so we’ve opened our competition of bands to countries wishing to be on the biggest entertainment stage in the world, the city of Las Vegas. We wish all competing bands good luck and look forward to building the Las Vegas Carnival as THE carnival competition and celebration that all aspire to be a part of”.

All applicants are encouraged to send their applications in to:

Applications can be downloaded from the Las Vegas Carnival website: on the “Competition” section of the site; please submit your application with all appropriate information and design photographs of costumes, theme explanation and number of costumes per section or band available to masqueraders.

For more information about the Las Vegas Carnival, members of the media may contact: Any inquiries concerning sponsorship or marketing opportunities may be directed to:

Las Vegas Carnival
Brooke Taylor