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

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Thursday, January 1, 2015
The City of Torrance won the 2015 Rose Parade Theme Award with its float honoring Louis Zamperini.
The City of Torrance won the 2015 Rose Parade Theme Award with its float honoring Louis Zamperini.
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PASADENA, Calif. -- 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