2020-"Rise Up"


On Saturday, February 2, 2019, the Board of Directors reviewed 53 float design submissions in an all-day meeting and selected  6 finalists to be presented to the General Membership for their review and ranking.

On Thursday, February 7, 2019 the General Membership reviewed the 6 finalists and through a series of votes, ranked the designs.
Here is a 360 degree view of the Pick-The-Float meeting.  This image may not work on all browsers.
On Wednesday, February 13, 2019 we registered our top two choices from the Pick-The-Float meeting at Theme Draft, held at Tournament House in Pasadena.

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, we received confirmation from Pasadena Tournament of Roses that our membership's #1 choice was accepted making Lisa Long of Dublin, California our Design Contest Winner.

The working title of Lisa's design is "Rise Up".  This is Lisa's first time winning Burbank Tournament of Roses Association's Design Contest.  Congratulation!

On April 8, 2019 the Design Committee released its first line drawings showing a lot of the ideas presented in the previous Design meetings.
On April 10th a cleaned-up line drawing was released by the Design Committee

The Design Committee continues to tweak and refine the line drawing--can you spot the differences between the two drawings above?

On April 29th, the Design Committee released this final (?) line drawing.  Now the Decorations Committee will work on adding the colors.

On Thursday, May 16, 2019 the General Membership reviewed and voted on 49 finalist titles and picked their favorite "Rise Up" as the official float title.

This is the final black and white line drawing, next up, adding color.

To the left is the draft color rendering, while there is still more to work on, this is our first time seeing most of the selected colors that our Decorations Committee has selected.
The color rendering continues to be fine tuned and enhanced.

This float entry was inspired by the fire tragedies in California and shows that out of the ashes, the phoenix will rise up as a symbol of Hope.

On July 1, 2019 the final color rendering was released.  The final color rendering is by Ronni Cranston with custom music by Ben Knorr.

Photo Day at Tournament House

Saturday, October 26, 2019


Photo with Board of Directors, Designer, The Royal Court and the Tournament President.


From Left to Right

Front Row: Royal Court with President Laura Farber in center (red coat)

Second Row: Kim Bossley, Ginny Barnett, Robin Hanna, Lisa Long (Designer), Audrey Prest

Third Row: Jeff Cecchettini, Erik Andersen, Linda Cozakos, Steven Edward

Fourth Row: Judith Miller, Jon Reeves

Fifth/Back Row:  Nick Hall, Bob Hutt, Rick Bauer


Additional photos from the day are below


Mechanical Inspection (MI) Photos

Test Drive #1 (T1) & Open House and Craft Faire Photos

Photo Day Photos

Construction and Deco Prep Photos

2020 Parade Line-Up (.PDF)

Float Judging Schedule (.PDF)

Float Foaming Photos

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, Gayle Anderson from the KTLA (Channel 5) morning news spent the morning with us and was broadcasting live.  Here are the videos that were shown on TV.


2020 Float Award Eligibility Grid (.PDF)

2020 Float Award Winners (.PDF)

Deco Week (December 26-31, 2019) Photos

Parade Day Photos

Post Parade Photos

De-Construction Photos

Heat Sensor Data Readings


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