Optimists Win Top Prize At Battle Of Flowers

9th August 2018

The Optimists Club have won the top prize at the 2018 Battle of Flowers.

They regain the Prix d’Honneur with ‘In Flanders Fields’ after winning it for six consecutive years until being beaten by St Clement in 2017.

Designer Steve Bouchard said the reception the float had received had been ‘phenomenal’.

The crowd fell to a respectful silence as it passed along the route.

“It was a weird atmosphere to be with a float that did that, but the ripple of applause that then crescended (sic) into a rupture of applause was just fantastic.”

The Parish of Clement are the victors of the Prix d’Excellence with their float ‘Into The Woods’.

The main award winners were:

Prix D’honneur -The Optimists Club with  In Flanders Fields

Prix D’Excellance – Parish of St Clement with In to the Woods

Prix D’honneur de Papier – Parish of St Helier with The Willow Pattern

Prix D’Excellance de Papier – Parish of St Saviour with Catch me if you can

Grand Prix des Fleurs – Whiteside Family and Friends with Neverland

Grand Prix des Pariosses – Parish of Trinity with La Cage aux Folles

Prix Decor – Ollivro Family & Friends with Grease is the Word

Grand Prix de Merit – Friends of Galaad with Oriental Opus

Prix de Merit – Grouville Juniors – Thrill’ar

There are more photos from the day at channel103.com/battle where you will also find updates about tonight’s Moonlight parade.

The floats return to the arena with illuminations.  Victoria Avenue will be closed from approx 6.15pm til 1am.

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