Participate in the Cal Poly Universities' 2006 Rose Float Concept Contest

Want a front row ticket to the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade and prime seats for the Rose Bowl game? Submit an entry to the Cal Poly Universities' 2006 Rose Float concept contest.

Anyone may submit a design concept based on next year's general parade theme, “It's Magical.”

The contest winner will receive two tickets to the Rose Bowl (or $250 in cash) and two tickets to the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day in Pasadena where the winning float design will be viewed by millions. In addition to the cash and/or tickets, the design winner will be honored at the Rose Queen and Court Luncheon and the Rose Float Appreciation & Media Day.

Entries need only portray an idea for a float rather than a finished design. Submissions may be black & white sketches, color drawings or even a written description. Make sure the contestants name, address and phone number are placed in a sealed envelope attached to the back of the entry. Drawings submitted with the name visible may be disqualified. There are no size restrictions for entries, but contestants are advised that drawings approximately 11″ x 17″ or larger tend to present ideas more clearly than smaller ones. Actual float dimesions run about 55' L x 18' W x 174' H, but can be extended for special designs.

All entries will be judged by the merit of the idea rather than the quality of the drawing or description. Contestants are asked to avoid copyright infringement (i.e. Disney, Warner Brothers, etc.) within their concept.

Entries must be received by Friday, Feb. 4, at 3 p.m.

There is no limit to how many times you may enter. Entries may be mailed to: Cal Poly Pomona, Rose Float Committee, Building 26, Room 131, Float Concept Contest, 3801 West Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768. Hand deliver entries to Ron Simons, University Advancement, Building 98, fifth floor. All entries become the property of Cal Poly Rose Float.

The 2006 Cal Poly Universities float will mark the 58th consecutive time students from the Pomona and San Luis Obispo campuses will provide an entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

For more information on the concept contest, contact Simons at (909) 869-4996.