PASADENA, Calif. (October 29, 2022) – Today, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, announced the winners of the third annual Día de los Muertos art competition – a celebration of art and culture. Sponsored by Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary and Telemundo, the program is also in partnership with the Pasadena Police Foundation, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, the 360 Agency, Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions, The Greater LA Education Foundation, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Los Angeles Unified School District, Mercadito Monarca, Pasadena Unified School District Arts, Wife of the Party and Yankuititl.
“The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is honored to welcome the art competition finalists to Tournament House, their art is impressive and inspiring,” shared Tournament of Roses President Amy Wainscott. “The beautiful orange marigolds hold such a significant place in the 3,000-year-old Dia de los Muertos celebration and while the Rose Parade has only been around for 134 years, we have a special love of flowers too. Sharing and learning each other’s traditions strengthens the community and together we are supporting the next generation of aspiring artists.”
The submissions highlighted the traditions of Día de los Muertos and artistic talent in numerous art forms, including drawing, face painting, poetry and more. We would like to thank the Honorary Committee for promoting and supporting the art competition: Ramon Miramontes (Chair, Honorary Host Committee), Luisa Acosta, Hon. Jessica Ancona, Chief Chad Augustin, Hon. Jonathan Bowers, Berlinda Brown, Shawn Brown, Dr. Jaime Casillas, Hon. Marcela Celorio, Teresa Deukmedjian, Victor Dominguez, Dr. Debra Duardo, Hon. Mike Fong, Diana Gonzalez, Hon. Victor Gordo, Hon. Tyron Hampton, Theresa Martinez, Lt. Bradley May, Dr. Brian McDonald, Veronica Melvin, Robert Monzon, Dr. Cesar Morales, Hon. Blanca Pacheco, Liliana Perez, Hon. Sasha Renée Pérez, Leticia Rhi Buckley, Hon. Hugo Rojas, Rebecca Zapanta and Dr. Jose Zapata Calderon.
More than 500 entries were submitted and over $7,000 in scholarships and cash awards were presented to winners in three age categories. Cash awards will be presented in the 4-8 and 9-13 age categories. Scholarships will be presented in the 14 to 18 age category.
Entertainment and refreshments for the event were provided by Black Diamonds, Café Metzli, El Portal, Jardin del Eden and Paleta Cart Party.
To view the artwork by the winners of the 2022 Tournament of Roses Día de los Muertos art competition please visit here.
Feliz Día de los Muertos from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.