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PASADENA, Calif. (January 1, 2016) -- Today, The Tournament of Roses announced the 24 floats awarded official honors in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda.  These awards recognize excellence in a variety of categories and specifications.

The 2016 Rose Parade float award-winners are (alphabetically):

 

AWARDDESCRIPTIONPARTICIPANT NAMETHEME BUILDERUNIT #
AnimationBest animation and motion.Sierra Madre Rose Float AssociationRollin' On The RiverSelf-Built73
Bob Hope HumorMost comical and amusing entry.La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses AssociationUp a Creek…Self-Built70
Craftsman TrophyExceptional achievement in showmanship and dramatic impact; limited to floats which exceed 55’ in length.Farmers Insurance GroupAlong for the RidePhoenix16
Crown City InnovationBest Use of Imagination & Innovation to Advance the Art of Float Design. Kiehl's Since 1851The Beauty of AdventureFiesta32
Directors’Outstanding artistic merit in design and floral presentation.DoleSoaring Over ParadiseFiesta80
Extraordinaire TrophyThe most spectacular float including floats that do not retract to 55' in length.Disneyland ResortDiamond CelebrationAES55
FantasyMost outstanding display of fantasy and imagination.Trader Joe'sFearless FlyerPhoenix66
Founders’Most beautiful float built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organization.Downey Rose Float AssociationExploring the EvergladesSelf-Built34
Governor’sBest depiction of life in California.Miracle-GroLife Starts Here.Fiesta23
Grand Marshal’sExcellence in creative concept and design.Kaiser PermanenteHelping Mother Nature ThriveFiesta28
InternationalMost beautiful entry from outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.China AirlinesVenture to Majestic TaiwanAES84
Isabella ColemanBest presentation of color and color harmony through floral use.Donate LifeTreasure Life's JourneyParadiso38
Judges’ SpecialMost spectacular in showmanship and dramatic impact.Los Angeles LakersEvery Second is an AdventureParadiso61
Lathrop K. LeishmanMost beautiful non-commercial float.Cal Poly UniversitiesSweet ShenanigansSelf-Built78
Mayor’sMost outstanding city entry - national or international.City of Los AngelesDiscover Los AngelesPhoenix58
NationalBest depiction of life in the U.S.A., past, present or future.South Pasadena Tournament of Roses AssociationFishing FolliesSelf-Built10
Past Presidents TrophyMost creative design and use of both floral and non-floral materials. Northwestern MutualDancing Into AdventureFiesta41
President’sMost effective floral use and presentation.The BachelorLove is the Greatest JourneyFiesta87
Princess’Most beautiful float 35’ and under.City of TorranceWhat a Purr-fectly Paw-ful AdventureFiesta88
Queen’sMost effective use and display of roses in concept, design and presentation.Public Broadcasting ServiceDownton Abbey: The Final AdventureParadiso15
SweepstakesMost beautiful entry in the Parade with outstanding floral presentation and design.Singpoli GroupMarco Polo East Meets WestParadiso71
ThemeExcellence in presenting Parade theme.Burbank Tournament of Roses AssociationAre We There Yet?Self-Built39
Tournament Special TrophyExceptional merit in multiple classifications including floats that do not retract to 55' in length.California Milk Advisory BoardAdventures in Real FoodFiesta82
Tournament Volunteers TrophyBest floral design of Parade theme 35’ in length and under.Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenFezzy Races to AdventurePhoenix68

 

Scores are based on criteria such as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation, and dramatic impact.

This year’s judges – Tom Bowling, Timothy Lindsay and Jodie Peterson-- reviewed each float during judging sessions that take place during the decorating stages before the parade. The judges used their scores from the judging sessions to determine the trophy recipients. Banners for each award-winning float will be carried in the parade by the San Gabriel Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Greater Los Angeles Area Council of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

 

 

 

 

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