Home Holiday Decorating Contest – 2020

We are pleased to announce our 4th Annual Home Holiday Decorating Contest.

We have eliminated the categories so applicants can win for any type of design, large or small.

A minimum of one prize will be awarded, with a maximum of three prizes awarded.

The contest is free and open to all Village of Babylon residents.

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 13, 2020.  They must be submitted via the online form below.

  5. The 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. A minimum of one prize will be awarded, with a maximum of three prizes awarded.

  10. Judging criteria will include [a] Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations; [b] Story-line or theme; [c] Display and placement of decorations; and [d] Overall presentation.

  11. Judging will be done from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m on Monday, December 14.

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

  13. Prizes include a sign for your lawn and a special Babylon Beautification Society tree ornament.

  14. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 18 by 5:00 p.m. via the BBS Facebook Page and email.

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