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The Cal Poly Universities Tournament of Roses Parade Float or Cal Poly Rose Float is a yearly program which builds a rose float that is displayed on the morning of every January 1 during the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Two public universities sponsor this joint venture, the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) located in San Luis Obispo and the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) in Pomona. These two institutions have continuously participated in the tournament since 1949; winning the Award of Merit in their first year. The Cal Poly floats have led in introducing technology to the Parade, including the first use of hydraulics for animation in 1968, the first use of computer-controlled animation in 1978, and the first use of fiber optics in the 1982 entry. As of 2009, the floats have won 46 awards. This program is one of the longest consecutive running self-built entries in the parade, as well as the only "self built" float designed and constructed entirely by students year-round on both campuses. They compete against professional float builders who manufacture entries for their sponsors, many of them with development budgets approaching $1 million. [1] This tradition continues today and marks the partnership between the two campuses.

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History

List of Cal Poly Rose Floats

Entry # Year Title Photo[2] Rendering[3] Hi-res Video[4] Low-res Video[5] Award[6]
62
2010
Jungle Cuts
Cal Poly Float 2010
Bob Hope Humor Trophy
Viewers' Choice Award[7]
61
2009
Seaside Amusement
Cal Poly Float 2009
Cal Poly Float 2009
2009 Hi-res
Lo-res
Viewers' Choice Award[8]
60
2008
Guardians of Harmony
Cal Poly Float 2008
Cal Poly Float 2008
2008 Hi-res
2008 Lo-res
Fantasy Trophy
59
2007
Arctic Antics
Cal Poly Float 2007
Cal Poly Float 2007
2007 Hi-res
2007 Lo-res
No award won
58
2006
Enchanted Reverie
Cal Poly Float 2006
Cal Poly Float 2006
No award won
57
2005
Elefun Time
Cal Poly Float 2005
Cal Poly Float 2005
No award won
56
2004
Bob's Barnacle Band
Cal Poly Float 2004
Cal Poly Float 2004
Founder's Trophy
55
2003
A Sundae Afternoon
Cal Poly Float 2003
Cal Poly Float 2003
Theme Prize
54
2002
Birthday Blowout
Cal Poly Float 2002
Cal Poly Float 2002
No award won
53
2001
A Grizzly Situation
Cal Poly Float 2001
Cal Poly Float 2001
Founder's Trophy
52
2000
Stolen Time
Cal Poly Float 2000
Cal Poly Float 2000
No award won
51
1999
Surfin' the Net
Cal Poly Float 1999
Cal Poly Float 1999
Humor Trophy
50
1998
Countryside Joyride
Cal Poly Float 1998
Cal Poly Float 1998
Founders Trophy
49
1997
Catch of the Day
Cal Poly Float 1997
Cal Poly Float 1997
1997 Hi-res
1997 Lo-res
Founders Trophy
48
1996
Thumbs Up
Cal Poly Float 1996
Cal Poly Float 1996
1996 Hi-res
1996 Lo-res
No award won
47
1995
Bending the Rules
Cal Poly Float 1995
Cal Poly Float 1995
1995 Hi-res
1995 Lo-res
No award won
46
1994
A Novel Adventure
Cal Poly Float 1994
Cal Poly Float 1994
1994 Hi-res
1994 Lo-res
No award won
45
1993
Hare Raising Fun
Cal Poly Float 1993
Cal Poly Float 1993
1993 Hi-res
1993 Lo-res
No award won
44
1992
Squeaking By
Cal Poly Float 1992
Cal Poly Float 1992
1992 Hi-res
1992 Lo-res
No award won
43
1991
Tickle Attack
Cal Poly Float 1991
Cal Poly Float 1991
1991 Hi-res
1991 Lo-res
Humor Trophy
42
1990
Sound Waves
Cal Poly Float 1990
Cal Poly Float 1990
1990 Hi-res
1990 Lo-res
No award won
41
1989
Paradin' Around
Cal Poly Float 1989
Cal Poly Float 1989
No award won
40
1988
Imagine That
Cal Poly Float 1988
Cal Poly Float 1988
Founder's Trophy
39
1987
Breaking the Ice
Cal Poly Float 1987
Cal Poly Float 1987
1987 Hi-res
1987 Lo-res
No award won
38
1986
Bubble Trouble
Cal Poly Float 1986
Cal Poly Float 1986
1986 Hi-res
1986 Lo-res
Founder's Trophy
37
1985
Only in America
Cal Poly Float 1985
Cal Poly Float 1985
1985 Hi-res
1985 Lo-res
No award won
36
1984
A Knight to Remember
Cal Poly Float 1984
Cal Poly Float 1984
1984 Hi-res
1984 Lo-res
No award won
35
1983
While the Cat's at Play
Cal Poly Float 1983
Cal Poly Float 1983
1983 Hi-res
1983 Lo-res
Princess Award
34
1982
Way Out Welcome
Cal Poly Float 1982
Cal Poly Float 1982
1982 Hi-res
1982 Lo-res
Princess Award
33
1981
Snow Poke
Cal Poly Float 1981
Cal Poly Float 1981
1981 Hi-res
1981 Lo-res
1st Class H
32
1980
Hard Rock
Cal Poly Float 1980
Cal Poly Float 1980
1980 Hi-res
1980 Lo-res
Founder's Trophy
31
1979
Cub O'War
Cal Poly Float 1979
Cal Poly Float 1979
1979 Hi-res
1979 Lo-res
Princess Award
30
1978
Grin And Bear It
Cal Poly Float 1978
Cal Poly Float 1978
1978 Hi-res
1978 Lo-res
1st Class H
29
1977
Tons Of Fun
Cal Poly Float 1977
Cal Poly Float 1977
1977 Hi-res
1977 Lo-res
Princess Award
28
1976
High Hopes
Cal Poly Float 1976
1976 Hi-res
1976 Lo-res
Founder's Trophy
27
1975
Building A Better Mousetrap
Cal Poly Float 1975
Cal Poly Float 1975
1975 Hi-res
1975 Lo-res
Princess Award
26
1974
Happiness Is Finding A Friend
Cal Poly Float 1974
Cal Poly Float 1974
1974 Hi-res
1974 Lo-res
Theme Prize
25
1973
Monster Matinee
Cal Poly Float 1973
Cal Poly Float 1973
1973 Hi-res
1973 Lo-res
1st Class H
24
1972
Swamp Rhythm
Cal Poly Float 1972
1972 Hi-res
1972 Lo-res
Mayor's Trophy
23
1971
Once Upon A Dream
Cal Poly Float 1971
1971 Hi-res
1971 Lo-res
Judges' Special
22
1970
That First Day Of Spring
Cal Poly Float 1970
1970 Hi-res
1970 Lo-res
Princess Award
21
1969
The Good Ole Days
Cal Poly Float 1969
Cal Poly Float 1969
1969 Hi-res
1969 Lo-res
Princess Award
20
1968
The Mouse That Got Away
Cal Poly Float 1968
1968 Hi-res
1968 Lo-res
Princess Award
19
1967
A Child's Fantasy
Cal Poly Float 1967
1967 Hi-res
1967 Lo-res
Mayor's Trophy
18
1966
It's A Child's World
Cal Poly Float 1966
1966 Hi-res
1966 Lo-res
Judges' Special
17
1965
Good News Travels Fast
Cal Poly Float 1965
1965 Hi-res
1965 Lo-res
1st Class H
16
1964
Cutting The Apron Strings
Cal Poly Float 1964
Cal Poly Float 1964
1964 Hi-res
1964 Lo-res
1st Class H
15
1963
A Young Man's Fancy
Cal Poly Float 1963
1963 Hi-res
1963 Lo-res
1st Class H
14
1962
Man On The Moon
Cal Poly Float 1962
1962 Hi-res
1962 Lo-res
1st Class H
13
1961
Slow Boat To China
Cal Poly Float 1961
1961 Hi-res
1961 Lo-res
1st Class H
12
1960
Special Delivery
Cal Poly Float 1960
1960 Hi-res
1960 Lo-res
1st Class H
11
1959
St. George And The Dragon
Cal Poly Float 1959
Cal Poly Float 1959
1959 Hi-res
1959 Lo-res
Theme Prize
10
1958
Summer Daze
Cal Poly Float 1958
1958 Hi-res
1958 Lo-res
2nd Class H
9
1957
Which Was First? The Chicken or the Egg?
Cal Poly Float 1957
1957 Hi-res
1957 Lo-res
Theme Prize
8
1956
Steps To Peace
Cal Poly Float 1956
Cal Poly Float 1956
1956 Hi-res
1956 Lo-res
1st Class H
7
1955
The Sky's The Limit
Cal Poly Float 1955
1955 Hi-res
1955 Lo-res
2nd Class H
6
1954
Gulliver's Travels
Cal Poly Float 1954
1954 Hi-res
1954 Lo-res
1st Class H
5
1953
Mission Bells
Cal Poly Float 1953
1953 Hi-res
1953 Lo-res
3rd Class H
4
1952
A Free World Through Education
Cal Poly Float 1952
1952 Hi-res
1952 Lo-res
1st Class H
3
1951
College Barn Dance
Cal Poly Float 1951
1951 Hi-res
1951 Lo-res
1st Class H
2
1950
The Sky's The Limit
Cal Poly Float 1950
1950 Hi-res
1950 Lo-res
3rd Class H
1
1949
Childhood Memories
Cal Poly Float 1949
1949 Hi-res
1949 Lo-res
Award of Merit

Awards

Since 1949 the floats have won 46 trophies.

Trophy Trophy Description Wins Winning Years
Bob Hope Humor Award Most comical and amusing 1 2010
Viewers' Choice Trophy Viewers favorite Rose Parade float poll. 2 2009, 2010
Fantasy Trophy Most Outstanding Display of Fantasy & Imagination 1 2008
Theme Prize Most fitting presentation of theme 4 1957, 1959, 1974, 2003
Humor Trophy Best display of Humor 2 1991, 1999
Mayor's Trophy Best display of Originality 2 1967, 1972
Founder's Trophy Most outstanding self-decorated entry. 8 1976, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004
Princess Award Best Display of Animation (until 1984) 8 1968, 1969, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1983
Judges' Special Best Display of Humor 2 1966, 1971
Award of Merit Depicting the highest level of Merit 1 1949
1st Class H 1st Place - Educational division 13 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1981
2nd Class H 2nd Place - Educational division 2 1955, 1958
3rd Class H 3rd Place - Educational division 2 1950, 1953
4th Class H 4th Place - Educational division 0 Never Won

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