Trophies and Awards

Twenty-four of the floats in the 128th Rose Parade received official honors from the Tournament of Roses in a variety of categories and specifications. The entire process is another one of the Tournament's components implemented over a greater part of the past century.

A three-member judging panel, composed of civic and floral industry leaders, was appointed by the Tournament of Roses Judging Committee to evaluate the floats within a range of classifications. Scores were based on criteria such as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation, and dramatic impact.

Two judging sessions took place during the decorating stages before the parade. Scores from each judging session were then combined to determine the trophy recipients. Results were released to the media immediately prior to the start of the Rose Parade. Banners for each trophy-winning float were carried in the parade by select members of the Tournament of Roses Eagle Scout and Gold Award Girl Scout Troops.

Twenty-four of the floats in the Rose Parade will receive official honors from the Tournament of Roses in a variety of categories and specifications. The entire process is another one of the Tournament's components implemented over a greater part of the past century.

A three-member judging panel, composed of civic and floral industry leaders, was appointed by the Tournament of Roses Judging Committee to evaluate the floats within a range of classifications. Scores were based on criteria such as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation, and dramatic impact.

Two judging sessions took place during the decorating stages before the parade. Scores from each judging session were then combined to determine the trophy recipients. Results were released to the media immediately prior to the start of the Rose Parade. Banners for each trophy-winning float were carried in the parade by select members of the Tournament of Roses Eagle Scout and Gold Award Girl Scout Troops.

TOP AWARD:
SWEEPSTAKES - Most beautiful entry encompassing float design, floral presentation and entertainment

FLORAL PRESENTATION:
PRESIDENT - Most outstanding use and presentation of flowers 
ISABELLA COLEMAN - Most outstanding presentation of color and color harmony through floral design
QUEEN - Most outstanding presentation of roses
LEISHMAN PUBLIC SPIRIT - Most outstanding floral presentation from a non-commercial participant
PRINCESS - Most outstanding floral presentation among entries 35 feet and under in length
PAST PRESIDENT - Most outstanding innovation in the use of floral and non-floral materials
FOUNDER - Most outstanding float built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organization
INTERNATIONAL - Most outstanding float from outside the United States
TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEER - Most outstanding floral presentation of the Rose Parade Theme among floats 35 feet and under in length

FLOAT DESIGN:
THEME - Most outstanding presentation of the Rose Parade theme
BOB HOPE HUMOR - Most whimsical and amusing float
DIRECTOR - Most outstanding artistic design and use of floral and non-floral materials
CROWN CITY INNOVATOR* - Most outstanding use of imagination, innovation and technology
GRAND MARSHAL - Most outstanding creative concept and float design
FANTASY - Most outstanding display of fantasy and imagination
ANIMATION - Most outstanding use of animation
AMERICANA - Most outstanding depiction of national treasures and traditions
GOLDEN STATE - Most outstanding depiction of life in California 
MAYOR - Most outstanding float from a participating city

ENTERTAINMENT VALUE:
EXTRAORDINAIRE* - Most extraordinary float
WRIGLEY LEGACY* - Most outstanding display of floral presentation, float design and entertainment
JUDGES - Most outstanding float design and dramatic impact
SHOWMANSHIP* - Most outstanding display of showmanship and entertainment

*Including units 55 feet in length and greater

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