130th Rose Parade Reveals Tournament of Roses Float Winners

The Tournament of Roses announced the 24 floats awarded official honors in the 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda. These awards recognize excellence in a variety of categories and specifications. 

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This year’s theme, “The Melody of Life,” celebrates music, the universal language. Music has the power to bring us together and create the soundtracks that define our lives.

The 2019 Sweepstakes Trophy, the most beautiful entry: encompassing float design, floral presentation and entertainment, was presented to The UPS Store, Inc.

The 2019 Rose Parade float award-winners are (alphabetically):

SweepstakesMost beautiful entry: encompassing float design, floral presentation and entertainmentThe UPS Store, Inc.Books Keep Us On Our ToesFiesta
AmericanaMost outstanding depiction of national treasures and traditionsMrs. Meyer’s Clean DayGarden FreshPhoenix
AnimationMost outstanding use of animationBurbank Tournament of Roses AssociationStompin’ Good TimeSelf-Built
Bob Hope HumorMost whimsical and amusing floatNorthwestern MutualSpend Your Life LivingFiesta
Crown City InnovatorMost outstanding use of imagination, innovation and technologyTrader Joe’s CompanyRide Captain RidePhoenix
DirectorMost outstanding artistic design and use of floral and non-floral materialsSierra Madre Rose Float AssociationHarmony’s GardenSelf-Built
ExtraordinaireMost extraordinary floatCal Poly UniversitiesFar Out FrequenciesSelf-Built
FantasyMost outstanding display of fantasy and imaginationWestern Asset Management CompanyYellow SubmarinePhoenix
FounderMost outstanding float built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organizationLa Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses AssociationTree Frog Night!Self-Built
Golden StateMost outstanding depiction of life in CaliforniaBig Bear Rose Parade AssociationPlay-Rest-RepeatFiesta
Grand MarshalMost outstanding creative concept and float designStella Rosa WinesTaste The Magic featuring Kool & The GangFiesta
InternationalMost outstanding float from outside the United StatesChina AirlinesRhythm of TaiwanAES
Isabella ColemanMost outstanding presentation of color and color harmony through floral designUnited Sikh MissionA Divine Melody Resonates In AllPhoenix
JudgesMost outstanding float design and dramatic impactDonate LifeRhythm of the HeartFiesta
Leishman Public SpiritMost outstanding floral presentation from a non-commercial participantEastersealsCelebrating Easterseals 100 Years of Disability ServicesFiesta
MayorMost outstanding float from a participating citySouth Pasadena Tournament of RosesThree Little BirdsSelf-Built
Past PresidentMost outstanding innovation in the use of floral and non-floral materialsUnderground Service Alert of Southern
California (DigAlert)
Backyard HarmonyFiesta
PresidentMost outstanding use and presentation of flowersCity of HopeHarmony of HopePhoenix
PrincessMost outstanding floral presentation among entries 35 feet and under in lengthCity of AlhambraHome Tweet HomePhoenix
QueenMost outstanding presentation of rosesFarmers Insurance GroupA Carousel of ExperiencePhoenix
ShowmanshipMost outstanding display of showmanship and entertainmentUniversal Pictures & Dreamworks Animation presents How To Train Your DragonHow to Train Your Dragon – The Hidden WorldAES
ThemeMost outstanding presentation of the Rose Parade themeShriners Hospitals for ChildrenFezzy’s Garden of Hope and HealingPhoenix
Tournament VolunteerMost outstanding floral presentation of the Rose Parade theme among floats 35 feet and under in lengthCity of Torrance/ Torrance Rose Float AssociationThe Power of MusicFiesta
Wrigley LegacyMost outstanding display of floral presentation, float design and entertainmentDole Packaged FoodsRhythm of ParadiseFiesta

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 — Preston Bailey, Michael E. Berry, and Kimberly Oldis — 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 select members of the Tournament of Roses Troop, which includes Gold Award Girl Scouts and Eagle Scouts.

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