2015 Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade winners

If you missed the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade last Sunday, whew, you missed quite a treat. Over 120 marching units, over 20 floats, nearly 3,000 individual marchers and tens of thousands of onlookers. It was fab.

Our four parade emcees and judges — Lana Cane, Jeremiah Nelson, City Councilmember Patsy Kinsey and Chirl Girl — kept their eyes peeled for parade award winners this year. They were announced on the Wells Fargo Stage that afternoon, but in case you missed it, here are some wonderful photos and the full list of 2015 parade award winners…

Best Float Design: Cupcrazed / RAIN

Photo courtesy RAIN

Spirit of Pride: PFLAGs of North Carolina

Best entry from a non-profit organization that displays the spirit of Pride

Photo Copyright Robert Harmon (www.heavenlydark.com)

The Queen’s Award: Human Rights Campaign

The most entertaining and crowd pleasing contingent

Charlotte Pride 2015
Photo Copyright Jennifer Hogan (HoganImaging.com)

Best Choreography: Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps

Given to a band or marching contingent that performs in a musical and coordinated manner.

Photo Copyright Robert Harmon (www.heavenlydark.com)

Rainbow Award: Flowers of Charlotte

Most imaginatively decorated and colorful entry.

Charlotte Pride 2015
Photo Copyright Jennifer Hogan (HoganImaging.com)