Revive Virginia!
Residential Holiday Decorating Contest 

Entry Application Period:  11/01/20 through 11/14/20

Judging Period:      11/18/20 - 11/20/20

Winners Announced:   11/21/2020

  1. Participation is open to all residents within the boundaries of the Virginia city limits.

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

  3. Employees of Revive Virginia are not eligible to participate.

  4. Entry Applications must be received no later than 4 pm on Friday, November 14, 2020.

  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 one or more photos of their decorated residence exterior posted on the Festival of Trees Website and/or published on Revive Virginia's Social Media pages. Participant agrees there will be no compensation of any kind for said posting or publication.

  8. 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.

  9. Judging will be done from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 11/18/2020.  Depending on the number of entries, judging may continue from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m on Thursday, 11/19/2020 and Friday 11/20/2020.  All judging will be completed no later than 8:00 p.m. on 11/20/2020.

  10. Spectators will be offered a chance to vote for their favorite in the "Peoples Choice" category.  These votes will be compiled through an Internet based platform and the property with the majority of votes will be awarded the title of "PEOPLE'S CHOICE".

  11. Participants should ensure that all lights, animations and decorations are in place and activated for the judging periods on both nights.

  12. An Entry Number Card will be provided to each participant. This card must be affixed to the exterior of the residence in a conspicuous place where it can be seen by the judges from the street.

  13. Three prizes will be awarded:  One 1st prize of a gift card from local merchants with minimum value of $100; one 2nd prize of a gift card from local merchants with minimum value of $75; one PEOPLES CHOICE prize of a gift card from local merchants with minimum value of $100.

  14. Winners will be announced on Saturday, 11/21/2020 on the Virginia Festival of Trees Facebook page. Winners will be contacted by email for prize pickup information.

  15. Be creative, be festive, have fun!