Young Creatives Recognized at Rosebud Vase Artwork Awards Ceremony

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By ANDY VITALICIO | Photography by BRIAN BIERY

6:06 am | November 18, 2019


Young elementary and middle school students from Pasadena Unified School District schools showed off their handcrafted works of art Saturday when the Paseo Colorado hosted the 2019 Parade of Roses Rosebud Vase Artwork Awards Ceremony.

The art competition is an annual affair as one of many events leading up to the New Year’s Day Rose Parade and provides an outlet for PUSD students to display their artistic talents with the Rose Parade theme as inspiration.

This year, students designed and decorated rose vases inspired by the Parade’s theme in 2020, “The Power of Hope.”

The contest was jointly sponsored by the Tournament of Roses Association and PUSD and is now in its 10th year.

Each year, more than 2,000 PUSD students in grades 4 through 8 enter the annual art competition. Like a Rose Parade float, each entry starts with a design concept drawn on a paper template.

For this year, teachers at each school selected one school winner, who was given a blank plaster cast of a rose in a vase to work on and make the concept a reality. Each finalist also submitted a personal statement about his or her work and the inspiration behind it.

A panel of judges then scored the final plaster-cast vases based on originality and their ability to convey the 2020 Rose Parade theme, and 25 winners were selected.

The awarding ceremonies Saturday were held in the main Courtyard. Tournament of Rose President and CEO Laura Farber was there to present the awards to the winners, along with 2020 Rose Queen Camille Kennedy, and Dr. Elizabeth Blanco, PUSD Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, representing the school district.

Others in attendance at the event included the Princesses of the Rose Parade Royal Court, other PUSD officials and staff, school principals, teachers and parents, community members and representatives from the Tournament of Roses Association.

As customary, the Wilson Middle School Drum Corps was there to provide rhythmic accompaniment for the awards ceremony.

The winning entries will be on display at the Paseo Colorado through January 10, 2020. They will then be returned to the student artists.

PUSD SCHOOLS WHICH PARTICIPATED:
Don Benito Elementary
Franklin Elementary
Hamilton Elementary
Jackson Elementary
Jefferson Elementary
Madison Elementary
McKinley Elementary
Norma Coombs Elementary
Roosevelt Elementary
San Rafael Elementary
Sierra Madre Elementary
Webster Elementary
Willard Elementary
Washington Accelerated Elementary
McKinley Middle School
Sierra Madre Middle School

PUSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINNERS:
In 3rd place: Field Elementary School
In 2nd place: Altadena Elementary School
In 1st place: Longfellow Elementary School

PUSD MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNERS:
In 3rd place: Wilson Middle School
In 2nd place: Eliot Arts Magnet Middle School
In 1st place: Blair Middle School

POWER OF HOPE ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS – All winners came from John
Marshall Fundamental High School