Cal Poly Universities Seek Next Winning Rose Float Idea

Cal Poly Universities Seek Next Winning Rose Float Idea

Fresh from their win of the inaugural Viewers' Choice award, Cal Poly Rose Float students are already considering the 2010 entry.

Cal Poly students in Pomona and San Luis Obispo are inviting the community to submit creative Rose Float ideas into their Design Concept Contest. The winning float concept will become the Cal Poly Universities' 62nd consecutive entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Aside from having his or her float seen by millions around the world, the contest winner also will receive two tickets to the Rose Bowl game and four tickets to the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day in Pasadena. The winner also may choose to forego the tickets for a $1,000 cash prize.

The contest is simple. Anyone may submit a design concept based on next year's general parade theme, “2010: A Cut Above the Rest.” Entries must convey a completed design for the float. Designs must be portrayed by a black and white sketch or color drawing and can be accompanied by a written description. All entries will be judged on 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. 6, at 5 p.m. Organizers remind contestants that their names should not appear on the entry. They 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. Entries may be mailed to: Marla Franco, Cal Poly Rose Float, 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768.

For more information or a contest form, visit or contact Franco at (909) 869-3642 or e-mail