Monkey King among Rose Parade winners

Monkey King among Rose Parade winners

Winning entries in the 2017 Tournament of Roses included Monkey King, an entry sponsored by BDK, a Singpoli Affiliate. 

Winning entries in the 2017 Tournament of Roses included Monkey King, an entry sponsored by BDK, a Singpoli Affiliate. The float won the parade’s “Fantasy” trophy.

Other winners were:

Animation (Best animation and motion) — Northwestern Mutual Waves of Hope Fiesta 46

Bob Hope Humor (Most comical and amusing entry) — La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association “Backyard Rocketeer”, Self-Built 66

Craftsman Trophy (Exceptional achievement in showmanship and dramatic impact; limited to
floats which exceed 55’ in length) — “Netflix Soar Beyond Imagination” AES 88

Crown City Innovation (Best Use of Imagination & Innovation to Advance the Art of Float Design) — 24 Hour Fitness, “Do More With Your 24” , AES 22

Directors’ (Outstanding artistic merit in design and floral presentation) — Western Asset Management Company “Prosperity in the Wild”,  Phoenix 93

Extraordinaire Trophy (The most spectacular float including floats that do not retract to 55′ in length) — Lucy Pet, “Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wave Maker”, Fiesta 55

Fantasy (Most outstanding display of fantasy and imagination) — BDK, A Singpoli Affiliate “The Monkey King: Journey to Success”, Paradiso 28

Founders’ (Most beautiful float built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organization) — Cal Poly Universities “A New Leaf “, Self-Built 67

Governor’s (Best depiction of life in California) — Downey Rose Float Association “The Gold Rush”, Self-Built 10

Grand Marshal’s (Excellence in creative concept and design) — Farmers Insurance “We Came, We Saw, We Covered”, Phoenix 90

International (Most beautiful entry from outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia) — China Airlines “Return to the Beauty of Taiwan”, AES 84

Isabella Coleman (Best presentation of color and color harmony through floral use) — The UPS Store, Inc. “Books Bring Us Together”, Paradiso 53

Judges’ Special (Most spectacular in showmanship and dramatic impact) — Union Bank and The American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate “Keep the Beat Alive”, Phoenix 31

Lathrop K. Leishman (Most beautiful non-commercial float) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation “To Honor & Remember Orlando”, Fiesta 49

Mayor’s (Most outstanding city entry – national or international) — Sierra Madre Rose Float Association “The Cat’s Away”, Self-Built 71

National (Best depiction of life in the U.S.A., past, present or future) — RAGÚ Pasta Sauce “Simmered in Tradition”, Paradiso 79

Past Presidents Trophy (Most creative design and use of both floral and non-floral materials) — American Armenian Rose Float Association “Field of Dreams!”, Phoenix 29

President’s (Most effective floral use and presentation) — The Bachelor “Echoes of Love”,  Fiesta 63

Princess’ (Most beautiful float 35’ and under) — Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc. “Doing Good in the World”, Phoenix 20

Queen’s (Most effective use and display of roses in concept, design and presentation) — Miracle-Gro “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, Fiesta 41

Sweepstakes (Most beautiful entry in the Parade with outstanding floral presentation and design) — Dole Packaged Foods “Spirit of Hawaii” Fiesta 18

Theme (Excellence in presenting Parade theme) — Donate Life “Teammates in Life”, Paradiso 12

Tournament Special Trophy (Exceptional merit in multiple classifications including floats that do not
retract to 55′ in length) — Trader Joe’s “All Aboard! 50 Years of Serving the Best…”, Phoenix 24

Tournament Volunteers Trophy (Best floral design of Parade theme 35’ in length and under) — Torrance Rose Float Association “Be Your Own Knight”, Fiesta 83

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