Holiday Home Decorating Contest – 20182018-11-22T10:59:23-04:00

Home Holiday Decorating Contest – 2018

Do you think you have the most festive home on your street?  Enter our contest and find out.

Contest information:

  1. Participation is open to all residents within the boundaries of the Village of Babylon.

  2. Entry is free, no cost or fees apply.

  3. Babylon Beautification Society board members are not eligible to participate.

  4. Entry Applications must be received no later than 12:00 pm on Sunday, December 16, 2018.  They must be submitted via the online form below.

  5. Contest is for exterior decorations only, including decorations in windows that are visible from the exterior. Judging will be done from outside the residence only.

  6. Judging will be based on “curb appeal” as viewed from the street only. Therefore, only those decorations located on the street side of the property will be judged (corner lots will be judged from both streets). Judges will not enter the property to view back or side yards.

  7. Participants agree to have their address posted on the BBS Website/Facebook page and the Village of Babylon Facebook Page.

  8. Participants agree to have one or more photos of their decorated residence exterior posted on the BBS Website/Facebook page and Village of Babylon Facebook page. Pictures may also be posted in other social media outlets and in local media publications or websites. Participants agree there will be no compensation of any kind for said posting or publication.

  9. Three separate prizes will be awarded based on the following categories:

    • Best Holiday Spirit

    • Best Lawn Display

    • Best Animation

  10. Judging criteria will include [a] Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations; [b] Storyline or theme; [c] Display and placement of decorations, animated objects, etc.; and [d] Overall presentation.

  11. Judging will be done from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m on Monday, December 17.

  12. Participants should ensure that all lights, animations and decorations are in place and activated for the judging period.

  13. Prizes include a sign for your lawn, a special Babylon Beautification Society tree ornament and gift certificates from Babylon Village Merchants.

  14. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 21 by 5:00 p.m. via the BBS Facebook Page and email.

          Be creative, be festive, have fun.  Happy Holidays!