Rose Parade 2012: Dole’s “Preserving Paradise” Float Won The Tournament

By on Jan 3, 2012 in Entertainment, United States Comments

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PASADENA, Calif. – Different winners of the 2012 Tournament of Roses has been officially announced. Dole won the highest honor for two consecutive years. This year’s DolePreserving Paradise” entry features a temple which was designed based on Thailand’s Royal Palace, along with an elephant, a tiger and lots of fruits.

The Grand Marshal’s Award for most creative concept and design was given to the Discover Card float, “The Dream Believers.”

The Colorado Boulevard has been filled with great floral floats on Monday, January 2, 2011.

According to, there were more than 150,000 spectators seen during the event. Some even camped out in sleeping bags overnight to secure a prime viewing spot.

Here are the winning floats in the 2012 Rose Parade as reported by

  • Grand Marshal’s Award: Discover Card “The Dream Believers
  • Governor’s Award: City of Torrance “Looking Back, Moving Forward
  • Director’s Award: Bayer Advanced “Garden of Imagination
  • Fantasy Award: City of South Pasadena “When Life Gives You Lemons
  • Sweepstakes Award: Dole “Preserving Paradise
  • Theme Award: US Bank “Idea Factory
  • President’s Award: Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy “Wonderful Indonesia
  • National Award: Western Asset Management “Imagine in America
  • Mayor’s Award: Burbank Tournament of Roses Association “The Dream Machine
  • Founder’s Award: Downey Rose Float Association “Enchanted Paradise
  • Craftsman Award: Trader Joe’s “Hot Lava
  • Isabella Coleman Award: Odd Fellows & Rebekahs “Shining Knights Still Exist
  • Tournament Volunteers’ Award: Shriners Hospitals for Children “Soaring for Kids
  • Judges’ Special Award: Donate Life “ … One More Day
  • Princess’ Award: Rotary International “Inching Towards the End of Polio
  • International Award: China Airlines “Spirit of Prosperity and Harmony
  • Extraordinaire Award: Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc. “Surf’s Up
  • Animation Award: Farmers Insurance Group “The Unimaginable
  • Bob Hope Humor Award: La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association, “If Pigs Could Fly
  • Queen’s Award: AIDS Healthcare Foundation “Our Champion
  • Past Presidents’ Award: Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles “100 Years of Girls Scouts — What Will You Do Today
  • n  Crown City Innovation Award: City of Los Angeles “Dinosaurs in L.A.’s Backyard
  • Lathrop K. Leishman Award: Kaiser Permanente “Every Body Walk
  • Tournament Special Award: RFD-TV “Happy Trails

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