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PLEASE BE AWARE: Due to the new format of the Festival, the San Francisco Rose Center will host a Rose 2 out of every 3 years, i.e. 2019, 2021, 2022 and so on.  For more information click here.

Why become a Rose?

Participating in the Rose of Tralee is an unforgettable opportunity for young women. Partaking in the local selection alone is a fantastic event in which the participating Rose entrants may make life-long friends, memories, and connections. Entrants will enjoy special events organized by the San Francisco Rose Center throughout the selection process. 


If selected, the lucky young woman is titled "The 2019 San Francisco Rose" and will be flown to Ireland to participate in the Rose of Tralee International Festival, which features Roses from all over the world, and take part in all the festival has to offer - including Nationwide television coverage and huge press attention. Accommodation and meals will be courtesy of The Rose of Tralee International Festival. 


Prize Includes

* Expenses for a round trip ticket to Ireland to participate in the Festival, held in Tralee, Co. Kerry

* An all-expenses paid stay in Ireland courtesy of The Rose Of Tralee International Festival

* Photos taken the night of the event which may be used as press photos for Ireland

* Rose Tiara, Sash, and Waterford Crystal Rose

* Tipperary Crystal jewelery set

* Plus other gifts from our sponsors


Learn more about becoming a Rose from Róisín Hunt (2010 San Francisco Rose).

Ideal candidates are young women of Irish birth or Irish descent, between the ages of 18 to 29, residing in the Bay Area who are willing and able to participate in the selection night as well as pre-selection  events organized by the San Francisco Rose Center during the months of January and February. 

Application Fee: $75.00

To be collected by the Rose Center after application is accepted.



Applications for 2021 currently being accepted. 

Email sfroseoftralee@gmail.com for more information.