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2015 Rose Parade winners: Torrance, Dole, 'The Bachelor'

The City of Torrance won the 2015 Rose Parade Theme Award with its float honoring Louis Zamperini. (Torrance Rose Float Association)

The 126th Rose Parade, themed "Inspiring Stories," takes place New Year's Day along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. The parade features 39 floral floats, 19 marching bands and 18 high-stepping equestrian units.

PHOTOS: Rose Parade floats

Below is a list of the winning floats:

THEME AWARD - Excellence In Presenting Parade Theme
Participant: City of Torrance
Theme: Louis Zamperini - A Race Well Run

TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEERS' - Best Floral Design of Parade Theme For Floats Under 35'
Participant: Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Rose Float
Theme: Always Remember

SWEEPSTAKES - Most Beautiful Entry in Parade With Outstanding Floral Presentation & Design
Participant: Dole Packaged Foods
Theme: Rhythm of Hawai'i

PRINCESSES' - Most Beautiful Float 35' And Under
Participant: Lutheran Laymen's League
Theme: The Bible... God's Story

GRAND MARSHAL'S - Excellence In Creative Concept & Design
Participant: Singpoli
Theme: A Bright Future

INTERNATIONAL - Most Beautiful Entry - Outside of 50 United States & D.C.
Participant: China Airlines, Ltd.
Theme: Inspiring Grace of Cloud Gate

PRESIDENT'S - Most Effective Floral Use & Presentation
Participant: American Armenian Rose Float Association
Theme: Cradle of Civilization

CRAFTSMAN - Exceptional Achievement In Showmanship & Dramatic Impact For Floats > 55' Only
Participant: Princess Cruises
Theme: 50 Years of Inspiring Travel

NATIONAL - Best Depiction of Life In U.S.A. - Past, Present Or Future
Participant: Downey Rose Float Association
Theme: Home for the Holidays

ISABELLA COLEMAN - Best Presentation of Color & Color Harmony Through Floral Use
Participant: Scotts Miracle-Gro
Theme: Life Starts Here

GOVERNOR'S - Best Depiction of Life In California
Participant: City of Los Angeles
Theme: What's Your L.A. Story?

QUEEN'S - Most Effective Use And Display of Roses In Concept, Design & Presentation
Participant: The Bachelor
Theme: Inspiring Love

EXTRAORDINAIRE - Most Spectacular Float (Including Floats That Do Not Retract To 55')
Participant: Kiehl's Since 1851
Theme: Inspiring a Beautiful World

BOB HOPE HUMOR - Most Comical & Amusing Entry
Participant: Underground Service Alert of Southern California
Theme: Do It Right... Call 811

JUDGES' SPECIAL - Most Spectacular In Showmanship & Dramatic Impact
Participant: Kaiser Permanente
Theme: Together We Thrive

DIRECTORS' - Outstanding Artistic Merit In Design & Floral Presentation
Participant: Northwestern Mutual NCAA
Theme: Inspiring Potential

FANTASY - Most Outstanding Display of Fantasy & Imagination
Participant: Western Asset Management Company
Theme: The Power of Imagination

TOURNAMENT SPECIAL - Exceptional Merit In Multiple Classifications (Incl. Floats That Do Not Retract To 55'
Participant: Farmers Insurance
Theme: Dream Big: World of Possibility

MAYOR'S - Most Outstanding City Entry - National or International
Participant: Sierra Madre Rose Float Association
Theme: I Think I Can

ANIMATION - Best Animation & Motion
Participant: Zappos.com
Theme: Serving with a Smile

CROWN CITY INNOVATION - Best Use of Imagination & Innovation To Advance The Art Of Float Design
Participant: Trader Joe's
Theme: Bedtime Stories

PAST PRESIDENTS' - Most Creative Design & Use of Both Floral & Non-Floral Materials
Participant: Burbank Tournament of Roses Association
Theme: Jungle Rescue

FOUNDERS' - Most Beautiful Float Built & Decorated By Volunteers From A Community or Organization
Participant: La Caada Tournament of Roses Association
Theme: To the Rescue

LATHROP K. LEISHMAN - Most Beautiful Non-Commercial Float
Participant: Cal Poly Universities
Theme: Soaring Stories


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