Someone posted a comment on my blog about posting my idea here so here goes! Thanks Alison!
I’m watching the Rose Parade this morning and I thought it would be a crazy, but awesome idea to design a Twilight/Stephenie inspired float for the 2010 Rose Parade!
I checked out the site I think next year’s theme is “A Cut Above The Rest”
The Burbank Tournament of Roses Association is taking designs until January 28th 2009. Just wanted your thoughts.
I’m not exactly sure, but I think we have to get sponsored to get a float in the parade for our own. Since I don’t know if we can raise the money alone….maybe we can get Forks, to sponsor our float….or Stephenie’s publisher lol….or Summit!!! LOL yeah right….just a thought though….. but this is what I read from the Tournament of Roses website.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT ROSE PARADE PARTICIPATION
HOW DO WE ENTER A FLOAT IN THE ROSE PARADE?
Any organization or company may complete an application and return it to Tournament
headquarters; interested organizations join an applicant pool of groups seeking
invitations to participate.
WHEN SHOULD WE APPLY?
As soon as possible. Since space fills quickly, the Float Entries Committee suggests 9-12
months in advance.
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF BEING INVITED TO PARTICIPATE?
The Tournament seeks to maintain a balance of corporate, civic, non-profit, and
international entries. Depending on the year, any vacancies created by another
organization’s departure will vary.
WHEN ARE APPLYING GROUPS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE?
Generally, invitations are extended in March or April, or about eight months in advance
of the Rose Parade to which the group makes application. However, the Parade lineup is
not considered closed until all invitations are issued and accepted.
HOW MANY FLOATS ARE IN THE ROSE PARADE?
There were 46 floats in the 2008 Rose Parade. Television broadcasting of the Parade and
considerations related to the start time of the Rose Bowl Game make limitation of
WHAT DOES A FLOAT COST?
Float design and construction costs vary and generally begin at approximately $200,000.
Costs can be higher or lower depending on sophistication of design, degree of animation,
and varieties of floral materials. The Tournament considers floats with both smaller and
larger budgets. The mutually agreed-upon cost for a float is an arrangement between the
participating organization and a Tournament of Roses approved builder; the Tournament
does not receive any of the funds allocated to the building of a float.
ARE THERE ADDITIONAL FEES?
A float participation fee ($6,250 for commercial entries, $3,700 for non-commercial
entries) is not included in the builder costs and is paid to the Tournament of Roses after a
group is invited to enter a float in the Rose Parade.
WHO ACTUALLY BUILDS THE FLOAT?
Almost all of the floats are built by professional float-builders, all of whom have facilities
in or around the Pasadena area. Once a group is invited to participate, the Tournament
informs all of the float-builders of the new participant.
MAY A FLOAT REPRESENT A COMPANY’S PRODUCT OR SERVICE?
Floats are considered to be messages of goodwill offered by corporations and noncommercial
entities. By long-standing custom, the Rose Parade promotes floral
creativity and design ingenuity in its floats, while downplaying overt commercialism.
Floats relate to a broad, overall Parade theme and prior to construction, the Tournament’s
design review committee approves each float design.
WHAT PUBLICITY DOES THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PROVIDE?
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl Game are among the
largest special events in the world. In addition to internal communications and
marketing, the Tournament employs the year-round services of a public relations firm to
generate publicity about the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game.
I really would LOVE to get to do this, and then have a bunch of Twilight Fans help decorate it!!! I already have designs in my head. It would not only be dedicated to The Twilight Saga & Stephenie but to all of us fans who have come together and made life long friends, who’ve become inspired by Stephenie and everything about the books!
If you could design a Twilight/Stephenie inspired Rose Parade Float for the theme “A Cut Above The Rest” what would you design??
Who would you want to sponsor our float?