Grouville has taken the top prize for the best illuminated float at this year’s Battle of Flowers Moonlight Parade.
Judges say they were impressed by the amazing transformation of Rapscallion – the Adventures of Captain Steampunk.
Designed by Battle stalwart Nick Parlett, the float’s aim was to ‘highlight the forgotten adventures from a time nothing was written about’. It’s ingenuity, animation, and choreography all added to the spectacle.
The Moonlight Parade has now become more popular than the traditional daytime parade. Despite the threat of rain and strong winds, it’s estimated around 15,000 lined the Avenue to see an amazing cavalcade culminating in a spectacular fireworks display.
In Thursday’s cavalcade St Clement finally brought the Optimists’ six-year reign as Battle champions to an end. St Clement’s vibrant float – Aquaria - showing tropical fish swimming in a colourful reef with a giant octopus and a sea turtle at the front of the exhibit was given the top Battle prize – the Prix d’Honneur. The float was designed by Battle stalwart Marcus Davies.
But it wasn’t all bad news for the Optimists, they took the second most sought after honour – the Prix d’Excellence. Their float, once again designed by Steve Bouchard – was called Bossa Nova and had a Mexican theme with revolving sombreros, maracas, guitars, and trumpets.
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