Friday, January 2, 2009

120th Annual Rose Parade

Happy New Year Everyone.

Yesterday, I watched the 120 Annual Rose Parade on television.The Rose Parade is the festival of flowers, music, equestrians and a college football game celebrated every New Year day in California. I enjoyed watching the parade. The float were amazingly designed, the parade were very organized and love the roses. If I were one of the judges of that event, it will be difficult for me to decide who will win the trophy.By the way, here are the trophy winners of the 12oth Annual Rose Parade from

Sweepstakes Trophy for most beautiful entry with outstanding floral presentation and design: Rain Bird Corp.'s "Entertaining Expedition"

Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy for most beautiful noncommercial entry: Sierra Madre Rose Float Assn.'s "Bollywood Dreams"

Grand Marshal's Trophy for excellence in creative concept and design: city of Cerritos' "Camelot -- A Knight's Tale"

President's Trophy for most effective floral use and presentation: NAMM, the International Music Products Assn.'s "Believe in Music"

Director's Trophy for outstanding artistic merit in design and floral presentation: Vera Bradley's "Hope Grows"

Queen's Trophy for most effective use and display of roses in concept, design and presentation: Donate Life's "Stars of Life"

Mayor's Trophy for most outstanding city entry, national or international: city of Huntington Beach's "Surf City USA"

Theme Trophy for excellence in presenting parade theme: American Honda's "Hats Off in Celebration"

National Trophy for best depiction of life in the U.S., past, present or future: Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau's "Celebrating Alaska - Spirit of the Wild"

Governor's Trophy for best depiction of life in California: city of Roseville's "Entertaining Dreams for a Century"

Bob Hope Humor Trophy for most comical and amusing entry: New Mexico USA's "Hats off to New Mexico -- Beep Beep!"

Judges' Special Trophy for most spectacular showmanship and dramatic impact: city of Mission Viejo's "Making a Splash"

Animation Trophy for best animation and motion: La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn.'s "Mechanical Melodies"

Fantasy Trophy for most outstanding display of fantasy and imagination: Bayer Advanced's "The Garden of Oz"

Founders' Trophy for most spectacular entry built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organization: Downey Rose Float Assn.'s "Broadway's Golden Age"

International Trophy for most beautiful entry from outside the continental U.S.: China Airlines Ltd.'s "Taiwan Lantern Festival"

Princess's Trophy for most beautiful entry 35 feet or under: Kiwanis International's "Sharing the Great Outdoors"

Isabella Coleman Trophy for best presentation of color and color harmony through floral use: National Assn. of Realtors' "Celebrating the Dream of Home Ownership for 100 Years"

Tournament Special Trophy for exceptional merit in multiple categories, including floats over 55 feet: Kaiser Permanente's "Propel Your Dreams"

Past Presidents Trophy for most creative use of floral and non-floral elements: city of Glendale's "Sneak Preview"

Tournament Volunteers Trophy for best floral design of theme 35 feet or under: city of Torrance's "Mad Hatter's Tea Party"

Craftsman Trophy for exceptional showmanship and dramatic impact , over 55 feet only: Farmers Insurance Group's "Family Outing"

Extraordinaire Trophy for most spectacular entry over 55 feet: Jack in the Box's "Jack-O-Licious"

Crown City Innovation Trophy for best use of imagination and innovation to advance the art of float design: Western Asset's "Entertaining Our Imaginations"