PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiesta Parade Floats, the leading award winning float-builder for the Tournament of Roses Parade, has added to its already impressive float building track record as nine of its client’s float entries were named award-winners by a panel of Rose Parade judges at the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade, held earlier today in Pasadena, California.
Among the Fiesta-built floats receiving awards today was the Dole Packaged Foods float entry, “Sunrise at the Oasis” which was awarded the 2014 Sweepstakes Trophy, the Parade’s top prize, given to the parade’s most beautiful float entry. The 2014 award marks the 21st straight year that Fiesta Parade Floats has built the Parade’s Sweepstakes Trophy winning float entry.
In addition to the 2014 Sweepstakes Trophy, eight other Fiesta-built floats received awards, including:
- AIDS Healthcare Foundation: "Love is the Best Protection" – Isabella Coleman Trophy for best presentation of color and color harmony through floral use.
- Kaiser Permanente: “First Steps to Total Health" – Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy for most beautiful non-commercial float.
- The Lucy Pet Foundation, Inc: “Lucy’s Performing Rescue Dogs” – Craftsman Trophy for exceptional achievement in showmanship and dramatic impact for floats.
- Miracle-Gro: “Grow Something Greater” – Queen’s Trophy for most effective use and display of roses in concept, design and presentation.
- SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment: “Sea of Surprises” – President’s Trophy for most effective floral use and presentation.
- Stella Rosa Wines: “Stellabrate Good Times!” – Judge’s Special Trophy for most spectacular float in showmanship and dramatic impact.
- Underground Service Alert 811: “Protecting Your Dream, Right in Your Own Backyard” – Animation Trophy for best animation and motion.
- Wingtip to Wingtip Association: “Our Eyes Are On The Stars” – National Trophy for best depiction of life in the U.S.A.; past, present or future.
“Congratulations to all of our clients and the talented team at Fiesta Parade Floats on a spectacular line-up of float entries for the 2014 Rose Parade,” said Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats. “Culminating a week of long days, cold nights and hard work by volunteers, clients and the Fiesta team, we could not be more excited to once again have the opportunity to celebrate the New Year in award winning fashion.”
Fiesta Parade Floats’ 2014 line up of Rose Parade floats raised the bar for float design, construction and floral presentation with a broad array of float themes and designs from a tropical oasis to a spirited party bus, heroic canines, edible gardens, deep sea adventures, backyard hijinks, soccer stars, a giant stork, performing pets, royal courts and honored veterans.
In addition to the award recipients, Fiesta Parade Floats delighted parade goers with its entries for K9’s 4 Cops, “Working Together for Safer Communities”; Macy’s, “Presenting the Royal Court”; The Pet Care Foundation, “Loving Dreams… Adopt a Shelter Pet”; and The American Youth Soccer Organization and The City of Torrance, “Everyone Plays.”
About Fiesta Parade Floats
Based in Irwindale, CA, the 2014 Rose Parade is Fiesta’s 26th anniversary as a world premier float builder. Fiesta boasts an impressive track record with the highest award win rate in the Rose Parade industry and, together with its clients, has won the parade’s highest honor, the Sweepstakes Trophy, for a Rose Parade record setting twentieth consecutive time. Fiesta Parade Floats is considered a leader in both floral technology and floral application within both, the float and floral industries. Fiesta also builds custom props for television commercials, feature films, exhibits and theme parks. Major exhibits include: Sunset Magazine Spring Garden Show, Crystal Court South Coast Plaza, American Institute of Floral Design National Symposium, Feature Exhibits and the Flower/Garden Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Fair, Bellagio and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Innoventions, Disneyland’s popular attraction in Tomorrowland and Venus Fort Shopping Mall in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit http://www.fiestaparadefloats.com.