Playful toy train parade float, PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL PARADE
big bad wolf in bed on parade float, PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL PARADE
Toy cowboy on parade float, PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL PARADE

Parade Awards

The Portland Rose Festival gives awards to outstanding floats in the parade each year.

This is the name of each award and what it stands for:

AL RESER SWEEPSTAKES AWARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
QUEEN'S AWARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PRESIDENT'S AWARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GOVERNOR'S AWARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ROYAL ROSARIAN AWARD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ROSE SOCIETY AWARD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ROSE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR'S AWARD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ROSE FESTIVAL COURT AWARD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GRAND MARSHAL AWARD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
THEME AWARD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF GRAND RONDE AWARD . . . . . .
QUEEN THELMA AWARD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
JUDGE'S AWARD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Most outstanding float in the parade
Most outstanding non-animated float in the parade
Most effective overall floral presentation
Best depiction of life in Oregon
Best craftsmanship and workmanship
Most effective use and display of roses
Best depiction of volunteerism
Best example of enthusiasm and teamwork
Best depiction of whimsy
Best presentation of Rose Festival theme
Best depiction of community spirit
Most artistic design and presentation
Exceptional Merit

Select a year to see pictures of our floats

2017 Parade Floats

2016 Parade Floats

2015 Parade Floats

2014 Parade Floats

2013 Parade Floats

2012 Parade Floats

2011 Parade Floats

2010 Parade Floats

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