Pasadena Tournament of Roses Announces 2020 Float Awards

Published : Wednesday, January 1, 2020 | 6:34 AM

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.

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


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.

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