Submit Your Design for the 2020 Cal Poly Rose Float

By: Jenna Brown on Jan 29, 2019 in Cal Poly Rose Float

Have you ever wanted your work to be showcased on international TV? This is your chance! Cal Poly Rose Float is currently accepting submissions for the 2020 Rose Float Concept Contest through Feb. 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. The winning concept will cruise down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, Calif. as part of the 131st Rose Parade which will be held on Jan. 1, 2020.

Anyone is welcome to submit a concept, and the winner will have their choice between two tickets to the 2020 Rose Bowl Game or a $500 cash prize. The theme of the 2020 Rose Parade is “The Power of Hope,” which celebrates the influence of optimism and hope.

Completed submissions must be emailed to with the subject line “2020 Concept.” Submissions must be black and white and no larger than 11-by-17-inches with the applicant’s name, phone number, and email included. There is no limit to the amount of entries an individual can submit. Students on the Rose Float leadership team from both San Luis Obispo and Pomona will review the submissions and vote on the winning concept, which will provide the basis for the 2020 final design.

“The concept that we choose will be the heart of the design that we spend all year developing and bringing to life as we create our next beautiful and innovative float,” Sydney Strong, Rose Float president and industrial engineering major, said.

The Cal Poly Rose Float is the only student-built float in the Rose Parade and has been invited to participate for 72 consecutive years. Visit the Rose Float website for more information.

Follow the Rose Float FacebookRose Float Instagram, and Rose Float Twitter for news and contest updates. Happy designing!

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