It seems the roses have barely wilted on the 2010 prize-winning “Jungle Cuts” float, but it’s already time to start planning for the 2011 Rose Parade.
The Cal Poly Pomona Rose Float Committee, in conjunction with its counterpart at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, needs your help to create the next student-built entry. The 2011 Rose Parade theme, “Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories,” should serve as the inspiration.
Design entries can be sketched in color or black and white. They must be no more than 11-by-17 inches and may be accompanied by a written description of the concept. Copyright infringement (depicting Disney characters, for example) is not allowed. Multiple entries are permitted, and all must be anonymous. Complete guidelines and the entry form are available at the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Float website at www.cpprosefloat.org.
Creators of the winning concept will receive two tickets to the 2011 Rose Bowl Game and four tickets to the parade, or a $1,000 cash prize. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Feb. 4, at 5 p.m. Designs should be turned in to Marla Franco, rose float senior coordinator, in the Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers. For additional information, contact Franco at (909) 869-3642.
A good concept is more important than natural artistic talent. In previous years, entries have been submitted by elementary school children, college students and even people in other countries.
“Everyone is invited to give it a shot,” Franco says.