Cal Poly Universities Seek “Good Natured” Design Ideas for 2007 Rose Float

Want a front row ticket to the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade and prime seats for the Rose Bowl game? Submit an entry to the Cal Poly Universities’ 2007 Rose Float concept contest.

Anyone may submit a design concept based on next year’s general parade theme, “Our Good Nature.

The contest winner will receive two tickets to the Rose Bowl and four tickets to the Tournament of Roses Parade (or a $1,000 cash prize) on New Year’s Day in Pasadena where the winning float design will be viewed by millions.

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 dimensions 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. 3, at 5 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 Janetta McDowell, Office of Student Life, Building 26. All entries become the property of Cal Poly Rose Float.

For more information on the concept contest, contact McDowell at (909) 869-3642 or by e-mail at