Rose Float Design Contest Underway

Rose Float Design Contest Underway
“Arctic Antics” was the 59th consecutive entry into the parade. Ideas are being sought for next year's float design.

Want a front row ticket to the 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade and prime seats for the Rose Bowl game? Submit an entry into the Cal Poly Universities' 2008 Rose Float concept contest.

The winning float concept will become the Cal Poly Universities' 60th consecutive float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Aside from having their float seen my millions around the world, the contest winner will also receive two tickets to the Rose Bowl and four tickets to the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day in Pasadena. The winner may also choose to forego the tickets in exchange for a $1,000 cash prize.

Anyone may submit a design concept based on next year's general parade theme, “Passport to the World's Celebrations.”

The contest is simple. Entries need only portray an idea for a float rather than a finished design. Submissions may be drawn, painted or even described through text. All entries will be judged by the merit of the idea rather than the quality of the drawing or description. Participants may submit multiple entries. All entries become property of Cal Poly Rose Float.

Contest entries must be received by Friday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. Organizers ask that contestants submit their concept with their name, address and phone number placed in a sealed envelope attached to the back of the entry. They may be mailed to: Cal Poly Pomona, Rose Float Committee, Building 26, Room 131, Float Concept Contest, 3801 West Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768.

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