Sierra Madre Rose Float Association 2019 Float Design Contest:

This year’s design contest will be held until Friday, February 9th 2018.  Tournament of Roses President for 2019 Gerald Freeny announced the hint for the 2019 Theme. 

“The 2019 theme celebrates music - the universal language.

Music has the power to not only bring us together but take us back to memories and moments as nothing else can.

Music is woven into the fabric of our lives - community, family, friendship and love.

Music heals us, defines us, reminds us, and inspires us to be our greater selves.

Rhythm, melody, harmony and color all come together to create the soundtrack that defines our lives.”


Design Guidelines:

1. Designs must be received no later than Friday, February 9th 2018, by 5 PM at P.O. Box 603, Sierra Madre, CA 91025.

2. Design submissions need to take into consideration the Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2019 theme as outlined above.

3. Designers should consider the appropriate use of float riders, Sierra Madre Rose Princesses/Escorts (2-4) and animation.  Float designs should represent a float no longer than 55 feet and 18 feet wide.

4. The design contest is open to all ages (need not be a Sierra Madre resident nor a Sierra Madre Rose Float Association member). Designs developed by Groups, Art Classes or other organizations are gladly received.  Designers are encouraged also to submit more than one design.

5. Please provide a title to the float design.  Submission should include a written description (no more than 100 words) of the concept and possible animations.

6. While only a very simple sketch is required to illustrate the concept, more detail can help in the selection process.

For complete Design Rules and Submission Forms

Please click here.