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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Announces 2016 Rose Parade Float Winners

PASADENA, Calif. (FNN NEWS) — Recently, 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):

Animation
Best animation and motion.
Sierra Madre Rose Float Association
Rollin’ On The River
Self-Built
73

Bob Hope Humor
Most comical and amusing entry.
La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association
Up a Creek…
Self-Built
70

Craftsman Trophy
Exceptional achievement in showmanship and dramatic impact; limited to floats which exceed 55’ in length.
Farmers Insurance Group
Along for the Ride
Phoenix
16

Crown City Innovation
Best Use of Imagination & Innovation to Advance the Art of Float Design.
Kiehl’s Since 1851
The Beauty of Adventure
Fiesta
32

Directors’
Outstanding artistic merit in design and floral presentation.
Dole
Soaring Over Paradise
Fiesta
80

Extraordinaire Trophy
The most spectacular float including floats that do not retract to 55′ in length.
Disneyland Resort
Diamond Celebration
AES
55

Fantasy
Most outstanding display of fantasy and imagination.
Trader Joe’s
Fearless Flyer
Phoenix
66

Founders’
Most beautiful float built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organization.
Downey Rose Float Association
Exploring the Everglades
Self-Built
34

Governor’s
Best depiction of life in California.
Miracle-Gro
Life Starts Here.
Fiesta
23

Grand Marshal’s
Excellence in creative concept and design.
Kaiser Permanente
Helping Mother Nature Thrive
Fiesta
28

International
Most beautiful entry from outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
China Airlines
Venture to Majestic Taiwan
AES
84

Isabella Coleman
Best presentation of color and color harmony through floral use.
Donate Life
Treasure Life’s Journey
Paradiso
38

Judges’ Special
Most spectacular in showmanship and dramatic impact.
Los Angeles Lakers
Every Second is an Adventure
Paradiso
61

Lathrop K. Leishman
Most beautiful non-commercial float.
Cal Poly Universities
Sweet Shenanigans
Self-Built
78

Mayor’s
Most outstanding city entry – national or international.
City of Los Angeles
Discover Los Angeles
Phoenix
58

National
Best depiction of life in the U.S.A., past, present or future.
South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association
Fishing Follies
Self-Built
10

Past Presidents Trophy
Most creative design and use of both floral and non-floral materials.
Northwestern Mutual
Dancing Into Adventure
Fiesta
41

President’s
Most effective floral use and presentation.
The Bachelor
Love is the Greatest Journey
Fiesta
87

Princess’
Most beautiful float 35’ and under.
City of Torrance
What a Purr-fectly Paw-ful Adventure
Fiesta
88

Queen’s
Most effective use and display of roses in concept, design and presentation.
Public Broadcasting Service
Downton Abbey: The Final Adventure
Paradiso
15

Sweepstakes
Most beautiful entry in the Parade with outstanding floral presentation and design.
Singpoli Group
Marco Polo East Meets West
Paradiso
71

Theme
Excellence in presenting Parade theme.
Burbank Tournament of Roses Association
Are We There Yet?
Self-Built
39

Tournament Special Trophy
Exceptional merit in multiple classifications including floats that do not retract to 55′ in length.
California Milk Advisory Board
Adventures in Real Food
Fiesta
82

Tournament Volunteers Trophy
Best floral design of Parade theme 35’ in length and under.
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Fezzy Races to Adventure
Phoenix
68

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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