Revive Virginia!
Residential Holiday Decorating Contest 

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Entry Application Period:  10/15/2021 through 11/14/2021 

Judging Period:      11/18/21 - 11/21/21

Winners Announced:   11/22/2021

  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 Sunday, November 14, 2021.

  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 Thursday, 11/18/2021 through Sunday, November 21, 2021.  All judging will be completed no later than 10:00 pm on 11/21/2021.

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

  13. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 22, 2021 on the Virginia Festival of Trees Facebook page. Winners will be contacted by email for prize pickup information.

  14. Be creative, be festive, have fun!


VOTING OPENS AT 8:30 AM ON 11/18/2021