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):
Best animation and motion.
Sierra Madre Rose Float Association
Rollin’ On The River
Bob Hope Humor
Most comical and amusing entry.
La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association
Up a Creek…
Exceptional achievement in showmanship and dramatic impact; limited to floats which exceed 55’ in length.
Farmers Insurance Group
Along for the Ride
Crown City Innovation
Best Use of Imagination & Innovation to Advance the Art of Float Design.
Kiehl’s Since 1851
The Beauty of Adventure
Outstanding artistic merit in design and floral presentation.
Soaring Over Paradise
The most spectacular float including floats that do not retract to 55′ in length.
Most outstanding display of fantasy and imagination.
Most beautiful float built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organization.
Downey Rose Float Association
Exploring the Everglades
Best depiction of life in California.
Life Starts Here.
Excellence in creative concept and design.
Helping Mother Nature Thrive
Most beautiful entry from outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
Venture to Majestic Taiwan
Best presentation of color and color harmony through floral use.
Treasure Life’s Journey
Most spectacular in showmanship and dramatic impact.
Los Angeles Lakers
Every Second is an Adventure
Lathrop K. Leishman
Most beautiful non-commercial float.
Cal Poly Universities
Most outstanding city entry – national or international.
City of Los Angeles
Discover Los Angeles
Best depiction of life in the U.S.A., past, present or future.
South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association
Past Presidents Trophy
Most creative design and use of both floral and non-floral materials.
Dancing Into Adventure
Most effective floral use and presentation.
Love is the Greatest Journey
Most beautiful float 35’ and under.
City of Torrance
What a Purr-fectly Paw-ful Adventure
Most effective use and display of roses in concept, design and presentation.
Public Broadcasting Service
Downton Abbey: The Final Adventure
Most beautiful entry in the Parade with outstanding floral presentation and design.
Marco Polo East Meets West
Excellence in presenting Parade theme.
Burbank Tournament of Roses Association
Are We There Yet?
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
Tournament Volunteers Trophy
Best floral design of Parade theme 35’ in length and under.
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Fezzy Races to Adventure
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.