Annual PRIDE Night Parade Awards

All contingents participating in the annual Las Vegas PRIDE Night Parade are judged by a panel of celebrity guest judges from the Las Vegas community as their contingent passes the parade grandstand.  Award recipients are announced from the PRIDE Festival Cox Main Stage the following day.

PRIDE Parade Awards

  • Best Walking/Marching Entry – Commercial
  • Best Walking/Marching Entry – Non-commercial
  • Best Decorated Vehicle – Commercial
  • Best Decorated Vehicle – Non-commercial
  • Best Float – Commercial
  • Best Float – Non-commercial
  • Rainbow Award – Best Use of PRIDE (Rainbow) Colors
  • Painted for the Gods Award – Best Drag Entry
  • Diversity Award – Celebrating the LGBT Community
  • You Light Up My Life Award – Best Use of Lighting
  • Community Ally Award – Best LGBT Community Supporter
  • Hot Wheels Award – Best Motorcycle/Car Club
  • Grand Marshall Award – Best Overall Decorated Vehicle
  • Parade Director Award – Best Overall Float
  • Grand Diva Award – Best Overall Parade Entry

Judging

Judging occurs at Parade Grandstand in the following categories:

Originality – 1 to 10
Concept of overall unit (homemade vs. store bought)

Presentation – 1 to 10
Overall visual appeal

Showmanship – 1 to 10
Group unity, smiling, working the crowd, having fun

Use of Lights – 1 to 10
Effective use of lights

Rainbow Award (PRIDE) – 1 to 10
Best use of rainbow colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple

Drag it Out – 1 to 10
Drag Queens & Kings

Overall Impression – 1 to 10
The “WOW” Factor

Award winners will be announced on the PRIDE Festival Cox Main Stage the day following the parade, at 3:00 p.m.

Previous Parade Award Recipients

2014 Parade Award Recipients

Best Walking/Marching Entry – Commercial
Cody W Clark- State Farm Insurance

Best Walking/Marching Entry – Non-commercial
The Gay and Lesbian Center

Best Decorated Vehicle – Commercial
Bank of America

Best Decorated Vehicle – Non-commercial
AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Best Float – Commercial
Chase Bank

Best Float – Non-commercial
North West Community Church

Rainbow Award – Best Use of PRIDE (Rainbow) Colors
Cox’s Communication

Painted for the Gods Award – Best Drag Entry
Piranha

Diversity Award – Celebrating the LGBT Community
Wells Fargo

You Light Up My Life Award – Best Use of Lighting
Free Zone

Community Ally Award – Best LGBT Community Supporter
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

Hot Wheels Award – Best Motorcycle/Car Club
Smiths Food and Drugs

Grand Marshall Award – Best Overall Decorated Vehicle
Wells Fargo

Parade Director Award – Best Overall Float
MGM Resorts International

Grand Diva Award – Best Overall Parade Entry
Skin City Body Paint

Best Walking/Marching Entry – Commercial
Bank of America

Best Walking/Marching Entry – Non-commercial
The Center

Best Decorated Vehicle – Commercial
Tony’s and Tina’s Wedding

Best Decorated Vehicle – Non-commercial
Mpowerment Project

Best Float – Commercial
Zappos

Best Float – Non-commercial
North West Community Church

Rainbow Award – Best Use of PRIDE (Rainbow) Colors
Skin City

Painted for the Gods Award – Best Drag Entry
Caesars Entertainment

Diversity Award – Celebrating the LGBT Community
Na Hula Hali- Aloha Cultural Preservation

You Light Up My Life Award – Best Use of Lighting
The Fruit Loop

Community Ally Award – Best LGBT Community Supporter
AFAN

Hot Wheels Award – Best Motorcycle/Car Club
Vegas Heat Car Club

Grand Marshall Award – Best Overall Decorated Vehicle
Tony’s and Tina’s Wedding

Parade Director Award – Best Overall Float
MGM International

Grand Diva Award – Best Overall Parade Entry
Wells Fargo

2012 Parade Award Recipients

Best Walking/Marching Contingent – (Commercial)
Cox Cable

Best Walking/Marching Contingent – (Non-Commercial)
SGI

Best Decorated Vehicle – (Commercial)
Bank of America

Best Decorated Vehicle – (Non-Commercial)
LAMBDA

Best Float – (Commercial)
KRAVE

Best Float – (Non-Commercial)
Sin Sity Sisters

Rainbow Award – (Best Use of PRIDE (Rainbow) Colors)
Wells Fargo

Painted for the Gods Award – (Best Drag Entry)
The Fruit Loop

Diversity Award – (Celebrating the LGBT Community)
Charlie’s Las Vegas

You Light Up My Life Award – (Best Use of Lighting)
ROTC-SLC

Community Ally Award – (Best LGBT Community Supporter)
Zappos.com

Hot Wheels Award – (Best Motorcycle/Car Club)
Desert Brotherhood

Grand Marshal Award – (Best Overall Decorated Vehicle)
Skin City Body Painting

Parade Director Award – (Best Overall Float)
MGM Resorts International

Grand Diva Award – (Best Overall Parade Entry)
MGM Resorts International

2010 Parade Award Recipients

Best Walking/Marching Contingent – (Commercial)
Wells Fargo

Best Walking/Marching Entry – (Non-Commercial)
The Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps of Salt Lake City (ROTC/SLC)

Best Decorated Vehicle – (Commercial)
Jesse Acosta – Elite Realty

Best Float – (Commercial)
Wells Fargo

Best Float – (Non-Commercial)
Sin City Q Socials

Painted for the Gods – (Best Drag Kings & Queens)
Sin Sity Sisters

Diversity Award – (Best Showmanship)
MGM Mirage Resorts International

Proud to Be… Award – (Best Use of Theme:Proud to be Country!)
Charlies Las Vegas

You Light Up My Life Award – (Best Lighted Contingent)
CRUSH

Community Ally Award
Cox Communication

Decorated Vehicle – (Non-Commercial)
AFAN

Rainbow Award – (Best use of the rainbow colors)
Back Door Louge