PASADENA, Calif. (September 3, 2021) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has selected Janet Gallagher AIFD, John Piper and J. Keith White AIFD as judges for the 2022 Float Awards sponsored by FTD.

Together, the judges bring similar but unique perspectives on parades and floral presentation. Janet has been actively involved in the floral industry for over 34 years as both an educator and a designer. John in the former Vice President of the Macy’s Parade Studio where he oversaw the design and production of all balloons, floats and elements for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Keith’s talents as a floral designer, visual merchandiser and educator have been recognized and awarded throughout the floral industry.

Each year, three judges grant 24 float awards based on three categories: Float Design, Floral Presentation and Entertainment Value. The judges are looking for creative design and thematic interpretation to floral craftsmanship and artistic merit, to computerized animation and visually well-balanced floats.

As the award-winning floats venture down the parade route, they are preceded by banners showcasing their award. The banners are carried by members of the Tournament of Roses Eagle Scout and Gold Award Girl Scout Troops.

On the morning of January 1, the award-winning floats will be announced on the front steps of Tournament House by 2022 Tournament of Roses President Bob Miller.  The 133rd Rose Parade presented by Honda will begin at 8:00AM/PST and will broadcast in the United States and around the world to kick off America’s New Year Celebration®.

To view complete biographies of the 2022 Float Judges, please click links below:

Janet Gallagher
John Piper
J. Keith White

FTD is the official floral partner of the Tournament of Roses. The iconic American company has been affiliated with the Rose Parade for more than 60 years. FTD decorates the antique automobiles which carry the Rose Parade VIPs down Colorado Blvd. including the Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses President, Mayor of Pasadena and the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame cars. FTD is also the sponsor of the Rose Parade Float Awards.