gf NRPS--Christmas House Decorating Contest

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Contest Information

To bring joy to the end of the year, we are sponsoring a Christmas decorating contest and encourage everyone in the Borough of Newport to light up the night. Get ready to wow your neighbors!

Prizes

We thank Heller's Hardware for partnering with NRPS to offer these generous prizes! Visit Heller's Hardware at 42 Red Hill Court, Newport, PA 17074 for your decorating and hardware purchases!

This year we have two categories of prizes – traditional decorations and contemporary decorations. Entrants can select the category they feel best represents their homes. Think greens and white lights (traditional) and color lights and bold (contemporary).

Traditional Category

  • $250 for first place
  • $150 for second place
  • $100 for third place

Contemporary Category

  • $250 for first place
  • $150 for second place
  • $100 for third place

Contest Rules

The Newport Revitalization and Preservation Society (NRPS) establishes the following rules for the 2022 Newport Borough Christmas House Decorating Contest (contest).

Terms

By registering online or by e-mail, each participant agrees to the following rules.

Registration

Contest participants shall register via a Google form or by e-mail.

Register online at https://forms.gle/pAxJCPZGWRVpj7y46.

Register by e-mail to nrps@pa.net. Please include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, along with stating if the home will be traditional or contemporary. NRPS may provide a map of participants on its website. Participants who register by email shall indicate if they wish to be included on this map.

Members of NRPS are not eligible to participate.

A home does not need to be decorated at the time of registration. Peak decoration should be achieved by the evening of December 11th.

Registration for the contest ends at 11:59 pm on December 7, 2022.

Location

The contest is open to single family homes, duplexes, and apartments in the Borough of Newport. Businesses may not enter.

Prizes

The following prizes, sponsored by NRPS and Heller's Hardware, will be awarded:

Traditional Category

  • $250 for first place
  • $150 for second place
  • $100 for third place

Contemporary Category

  • $250 for first place
  • $150 for second place
  • $100 for third place
Judging

Judging will occur on the evening of December 11, 2022. NRPS may establish a snow date based on the forecast the week of judging. NRPS will send an email to all participants the week of judging with final details, including date and times.

Decorations must be visible from the street or a public sidewalk. Judges will not enter properties. Participants do not need to be home during judging. Contest participants may not interact with judges.

Three individuals will judge participating homes. Names of contest participants will not be given to judges. Scoring sheets be used for each category to determine individual scores for visual impact, craftsmanship, originality and overall presentation. Individual scores will be added as the total score for each home. Judges will also be asked to rank their first, second and third place homes in the event of a tie. The scores for each home will be totaled to determine the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners within each category with rankings used if needed to break a tie in overall points.

Announcement of Winners

The winners of the contest will be announced by December 15th. NRPS will announce winners by e-mailing all participants, posting pictures of winning homes on Facebook and the NRPS website, and submitting a press release to local papers. NRPS will mail or deliver checks to winners.

Photo Release

Contest participants agree to allow photographs of homes to be used by NRPS to announce winners on Facebook and local newspapers.

CWG

Channel your inner Clark Griswold!