PASADENA, Calif. (September 2, 2021) – Today, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced the second annual Día de Muertos art competition, a celebration of art. In partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles and the Lucille & Edward R. Roybal Foundation, winners will be awarded scholarships and gift cards in three age categories: 4-8, 9-13 and 14-18.
A tradition in Mexico and Central America that goes back more than 3,000 years, Día de Muertos is an annual holiday that is now celebrated around the world. A celebration of life and death, the holiday spans two-days, during which it is believed that the spirit world and the real world become one, even if only for a moment. When it comes to traditions, festivities and flowers – we get the appeal. As an organization that’s all about a rose, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses can appreciate that the marigold holds such a prestigious place in this celebration.
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY NOON ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8
WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 (details to come)
To enter, you must be between the ages of 4 and 18. Your masterpiece can take any shape or form, as long as it celebrates, reflects and honors the traditions of Día de Muertos.
Links to last year’s winners below, here are few ideas of what you can create and submit:
- Construct an ofrenda (altar) ˑBuild a visual art presentation
- Create a floral arrangement ˑMake and decorate a Sugar Skull
- Make a traditional Día de Muertos costume ˑWrite a literary calavera
- Paint a face with traditional Día de Muertos makeup
- Create an art piece featuring marigolds and/or monarch butterflies
Samples from winners of the 2020 Día de Muertos art competition:
For submission details, please visit: www.tournamentofroses.com/about/diadelosmuertos/