If - unlike me - your talents are more of the artsy than written type, you have a shot at seeing your work come to life as a Rose Parade float. From The Rose Examiner:
The theme of the 129th Tournament of Roses will not be announced until the installation of officers on Jan. 20, 2017 but the hints that 2018 Pres. Lance Tibbet has given indicate a theme that centers around kindness and the impact small acts can have. Most people have both experienced kindness and passed it on to others. Readers who have a story to share and can picture it as a design for a Rose Parade float can enter competitions run by the six self-built float associations.
All the info is here.
How cool would it be to see your work in the Rose Parade? If I was an artist I'd be all over this.