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PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ANNOUNCES 2020 FLOAT AWARDS PRESENTED BY FTD

PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® ANNOUNCES

2020 FLOAT AWARDS PRESENTED BY FTD

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PASADENA, Calif. (January 1, 2020) – Today, the Tournament of Roses announced the 24 floats awarded official honors in the 131st Rose Parade presented by Honda.  These awards recognize excellence in a variety of categories and specifications.

The 2020 Sweepstakes Trophy, the most beautiful entry: encompassing float design, floral presentation and entertainment, was presented to The UPS Store, Inc.

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The 2020 Rose Parade float award-winners are (alphabetically):

   Award         Description         Participant   Theme   Builder

Sweepstakes Most beautiful entry:  encompassing float design, floral  presentation and entertainment The UPS Store, Inc. Stories Change our World Fiesta
Americana Most outstanding depiction of national treasures and traditions General  Society  of Mayflower Descendant The Voyage of Hope 1620 Fiesta
Animation Most outstanding use of animation Mrs. Meyer’s  Clean Day Plant A  Garden…Believe in Tomorrow Phoenix
Bob Hope Humor Most whimsical and amusing float La Canada  Flintridge Tournament of Roses  Association Dodo Bird Flight School Self-

Built

Crown City Innovator Most outstanding use of imagination, innovation and technology TRADER JOE’S IT TAKES A FLIGHT OF FANCY PHOENIX
Director Most outstanding artistic design and use of floral and non-floral

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materials

Cal Poly Universities Aquatic  Aspirations Self-

Built

Extraordinaire Most extraordinary float CHINESE AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION

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(CAHF)

AMERICAN HEROES FIESTA
Fantasy Most outstanding display of fantasy and imagination NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL SPEND YOUR LIFE LIVING FIESTA
Founder Most outstanding float built and decorated by volunteers from a

community or organization

DOWNEY ROSE FLOAT ASSOCIATION ON THE WINGS OF HOPE SELF-

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BUILT

Golden State Most outstanding depiction of life in California HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM, AND

BOTANICAL GARDENS

CULTIVATING CURIOSITY PHOENIX
Grand Marshal Most outstanding creative concept and float design CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL CULTIVATE THE FUTURE OF FIESTA
International Most outstanding float from outside the United States CHINA AIRLINES DREAMS OF FLYING, WINGS

OF HOPE

AES
Isabella Coleman Most outstanding presentation of color and color harmony through

floral design

AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION HOPE FOR THE HOMELESS FIESTA
Judges Most outstanding float design and dramatic impact DONATE LIFE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS FIESTA
Leishman Public Spirit Most outstanding floral presentation from a non-commercial participant BURBANK TOURNAMENT OF ROSES

ASSOCIATION

RISE UP SELF-

BUILT

Mayor Most outstanding float from a participating city SOUTH PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES

ASSOCIATION

VICTORY AT LAST SELF-

BUILT

Past President Most outstanding innovation in the use of floral and non-floral materials CITY OF HOPE CITY OF HOPE PHOENIX
President Most outstanding use and presentation of flowers SIERRA MADRE ROSE FLOAT ASSOCIATION KA LA HIKI OLA (THE

DAWNING OF A NEW DAY)

SELF-

BUILT

Princess Most outstanding floral presentation among entries 35 feet and under in

length

TORRANCE ROSE FLOAT ASSOCIATION OUR GARDEN OF HOPE AND

DREAMS

FIESTA
Queen Most outstanding presentation of roses DOLE PACKAGED FOODS SUNSHINE FOR ALL FIESTA
Showmanship Most outstanding display of showmanship and entertainment THE COWBOY CHANNEL WALK RIDE RODEO PHOENIX
Theme Most outstanding presentation of the Rose Parade Theme PASADENA CELEBRATES 2020 YEARS OF HOPE. YEARS OF

COURAGE.

AES
Tournament Volunteer Most outstanding floral presentation of the Rose Parade Theme among

floats 35 feet and under in length

ROTARY ROSE PARADE FLOAT COMMITTEE HOPE CONNECTS THE WORLD PHOENIX
Wrigley Legacy Most outstanding display of floral presentation, float design and

entertainment

KAISER PERMANENTE COURAGE TO REIMAGINE FIESTA

 

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 – Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, Phil Hettema and Lilit Khatchaturian – 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.

FTD is the official floral company and sponsor of the Rose Parade Float Awards.  The iconic American company has been affiliated with the Rose Parade for more than 60 years. FTD decorates the antique automobiles which carry the Rose Parade VIPs down Colorado Boulevard including the Grand Marshals, Tournament of Roses President, Mayor of Pasadena and the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame cars.

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. 935 volunteer members of the association will drive the success of 131st Rose Parade themed “The Power of Hope,” on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, followed by the 106th Rose Bowl Game.  For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on TwitterInstagram and YouTube.