Rose Parade 2017 Float Judges

Every year more around 35 to 40 decorated floral floats take parts in the Rose Day Parade and judges will have the task of selecting the best Rose Parade Float.

In 2017, Rose Parade will take place on Monday, January 2, 2017.

I am sure you want to know about Rose Parade 2017 Float Judges.

In November 2016, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced the float judges for the upcoming 128th Rose Parade.

Rose Parade 2017 Float Judges :

This year, there are three judges that will select the winning floats of the Rose Parade 2017.

These judges are – Phil Rulloda, Ronnie Siegel and Carol Togneri

Rose Parade 2017 Float Judges - Phil Rulloda, Ronnie Siegel and Carol Togneri

Phil Rulloda :

Phil Rulloda is an American floral designer, floral design teacher and author. He has appeared nationally and internationally as a featured speaker and presenter in more than 500 floral industry events.

In 2004 he was awarded the Society of American Florists’ Tommy Bright Award in recognition of his lifetime achievement in floral education and commentary.

Earlier in 1991, he became the first recipient of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Award of Design Influence.

More recently, in 2007 Phil and wife Cathy Hillen Rulloda were honored and received AIFD’s Award of Distinguished Service to the floral industry.

He is director of the Southern California School of Floral Design in Anaheim, California.

Ronnie Siegel :

Ronnie Siegel is an award winning Landscape Architect who designs parks, playgrounds, school campuses, and residential gardens primarily in the Los Angeles area.

After receiving her Masters in Landscape Architecture from University of Pennsylvania, Ronnie began her career in New York City where she worked on a wide range of parks and public spaces, including a major program to renovate large areas of Central Park. She opened her own firm in 1982 and since then, Swire Siegel Landscape Architects has completed more than 300 projects including schools, parks and playgrounds, major public spaces, and both large and small private estates and residential gardens.

Swire Siegel relocated to southern California in 1987, and has been a staunch champion and leader in the movement for sustainable landscapes, especially water conserving designs.

Ronnie is thrilled and honored to be a part of this year’s Rose Parade, which has been highlighting the Earth’s flora for more than one hundred years.

Carol Togneri :

Carol Togneri is the Chief Curator at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, where she has worked for the past 15 years.  Prior to her current role as Chief Curator, Carol served as Research Scholar and Senior Curator at the museum.

Carol Togneri was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley and lives in Pasadena. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Art History from CSULA, and wrote her thesis on “Giovanni Battista Crespi and the Patronage of Cardinal Federico Borromeo in Milan.”

She started her career in 1978 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1978, first in the Department of Paintings and later as Manager of the Getty Provenance Index.

Her main areas of interest are European Paintings before 1900, and the history of collecting.  She credits her big Italian family as her ‘Echoes of Success’ for inspiring her to love art history, culture, and museums.

These judges will grant awards in a variety of floral and design categories that emphasize fantastic floral presentations (especially in the use of roses), creativity, imagination, beauty, use of theme, humor, dramatic impact and entertainment value.

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