OFFICIAL 1996 CARNAVAL S.F. PARADE AWARDS

Grand Champion:
   D'Midas International

Brazilian Champion:
   Mara Reggae

3rd Place (tie):
   Mas Makers
   Fogo Na Roupa

Brazilian Dance:
   1st: Sambao/MILA

   2nd: Mara Reggae
   3rd: Samba do Coracao

Open Dance:
   1st: Mas Salsa
   2nd: NorCal
   3rd: Renacer

Brazilian Music:
   1st: Batu Pitu
   2nd: Fogo Na Roupa
   3rd: Samba do Coracao

Open Music:
   1st: D'Midas International
   2nd: Mas Makers
   3rd: Creation

Brazilian Costume:
   1st: (tie) Mara Reggae/ Samba do Coracao
   2nd: Fogo Na Roupa
   3rd: Batu Pitu

Open Costume:
   1st: D'Midas International
   2nd: All Ah We
   3rd: Buena Vista School

Brazilian Visual:
   1st: Sambao/MILA
   2nd: Fogo Na Roupa
   3rd: Samba do Coracao

Open Visual:
   1st: (tie) D'Midas International, All Ah We
   2nd: NorCal
   3rd: (tie) Creation/ Viva Panama

Best Children:
   1st: Buena Vista School
   2nd: Cleveland Elementary
   3rd: Taft School

Giant Costume:
   1st: D'Midas International
   2nd: Mas Makers
   3rd: Masqued Revellers

Best Float:
   1st: Sambao/MILA
   2nd: Viva Panama
   3rd: Buena Vista School

Front Page News
This San Francisco Chronicle page one photo spotlights Birds of Paradise, and earns them honors for 1996 Chronicle Media Award.

See the 1995 Award Winners, too!

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