Award Categories

Cook MS Drum line 232 KBThe Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival bestows nearly 100 awards and more than $4,000 in prize money to these various classes of entries. Thanks to all of our sponsors that give so generously so we can award the following prizes:

SPECIAL AWARDS

  • THOMAS P. KEEGAN AWARD: Best Entry Using Local History
  • SWEEPSTAKES AWARD: Best Unit In The Parade
  • HENRY TRIONE AWARD:  Best Overall Equestrian Entry
  • JOHN BUGBEE MEMORIAL PERPETUAL AWARD: Best County High School Entry
  • BEST USE OF ROSES
  • BEST USE OF THEME
  • BEST USE OF RECYCLED MATERIALS
  • BEST USE OF COLOR
  • BEST TRIBUTE TO LUTHER BURBANK – Luther Burbank was very famous for inventing over 800 strains and varieties of plants. Honor his legacy by showcasing his inventions and/or experiments by tying your entry theme around his life’s work and win this award.

FLOAT CLASSES & AWARDS OFFERED

Commercial Float

  • First Place Award
  • Second Place Award

Nonprofit Float

  • First Place: $500 & Award
  • Second Place: $400 & Award
  • Third Place: $300 & Award
  • Fourth Place: $200 & Award
  • Fifth Place: $100 & Award

SPECIALTY CLASSES & AWARDS OFFERED

(Costume Required)

  • First & Second Place Awards offered in each class
  • Costume Marching Group Adult
  • Costume Marching Group Youth
  • Cultural Dance
  • Cultural Music
  • Heritage Costume
  • Other Cultural Display
  • Antique or Classic Auto

NOVELTY CLASSES & AWARDS OFFERED

(Costume, decorations and theme required, humor recommended)

  • Commercial Novelty Group
  • First & Second Place Awards
  • Nonprofit Novelty Group
  • First Place: $65 & Award
  • Second Place: $25 & Award

BAND CLASSES & AWARDS OFFERED

Non-School Band

  • First & Second Place Awards

School Band Class

  • First Place: $100 & Award each class
  • Second Place: $65 & Award each class

MARCHING CLASSES & AWARDS OFFERED

Team & Group Classes

Indicate whether Non-School or Senior, Middle or Elementary
Drill team

  • First Place: $65 & Award
  • Second Place: $25 & Award

Majorette Group

  • First Place: $65 & Award
  • Second Place: $25 & Award

Flag Team

  • First Place: $65 & Award
  • Second Place: $25 & Award

Color Guard Unit

  • First & Second Place Awards

Identification Group

  • First & Second Place Awards

Individual Class Competition

Drum Major Military

  • First & Second Place Awards

Drum Major Mace

  • First & Second Place Awards

Drum Major

  • First & Second Place Awards

MILITARY & VETERANS CLASSES HONORING ARMED FORCES DAY

  • First & Second Place Awards offered in each class.
  • Military/Veterans Color Guard
  • Veterans Group – Other

EQUESTRIAN CLASSES & AWARDS OFFERED

(Ponies competing with horses.)

HENRY TRIONE AWARD:  Best Overall Equestrian Entry

First & Second Place Awards offered in each class. First Place Individual & Nonprofit also receive $65

  • Working Western
  • Fancy Dressed Western
  • Authentic Novelty
  • Native American Costume
  • Arabian Costume
  • Silver Mounted
  • Color Guard Open
  • Color Guard Junior
  • Mounted Group
  • Matched Pairs
  • Horse Drawn/Pony Drawn Vehicle
  • Mounted Group
  • Future Horseman (Jr. – can be lead line 1-8 yrs)

Pooper Scooper:

First, Second, and Third Place Awards offered