The Prize Winning Floats Of The 127th Rose Parade

127th rose paradeThe Tournament of Roses announced the 24 floats awarded official honors in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda on January 1st.  These awards recognize excellence in a variety of categories and specifications.


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


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