Decorate Your Home Christmas Lights Competition

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Celebrate your Christmas spirit with the annual Blacktown City Decorate Your Home Christmas Lights Competition.

Residents are encouraged to decorate their home, town house or villa or nominate their neighbour's property. There are plenty of cash prizes to win.

Entries for the 2019 competition will open in November. Stay tuned for further details. 

 Should you have any questions, please contact our Events Team on 9839 6000.

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Prize Categories

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Overall

Best displays, selected from all entrants. Overall winners are selected from ward Winners.

Best Overall Townhouse / Villa

Ward Winners

The Blacktown Local Government Area is divided into 5 wards. All entrants are eligible for winning their ward prize.

Encouragement Award

Those properties who have not won a Major award are eligible for this category

Champion of Champions

Selected from previous 1st Place overall competition winners. If entrant obtains 1st Place overall they are no longer eligible to win any of the prizes.

Nominators Prize

All individuals who nominate a property are eligible for this prize. Only one entry per person applies.

Best Street

This year we will recognise the City's 'Best Street'. The Best Street title acknowledges neighbours who come together in the spirit of Christmas to create a festive atmosphere in the street they each call home. To be eligible for the title of Best Street, you must have a minimum of 3 decorated properties submit an entry form from the same street.

Terms and Conditions

  1. This competition is available to residents of the Blacktown Local Government Area only.

  2. Judging and photographing will occur from Thursday 6 December to Saturday 15 December from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Entrants must ensure to have their display ready to be judged.

  3. Judging is conducted through points awarded for appeal, originality and overall presentation. The prizes for this competition will be awarded on the basis of the categories outlined.

  4. The judges’ decision shall be final and no further correspondence shall be considered.

  5. Entrants agree to have their names, contact details and address disclosed to media and marketing channels for marketing, judging and publicity purposes.

  6. Entrants agree to have their property photographed for judging and publicity purposes.

  7. Entrants accept responsibility for the safety of their property with issues pertaining but not limited to: electricity, pedestrians, equipment, decorations, damage and insurance. Entrants must consider the impact of their display in relation to safety and security of their property, vehicular and pedestrian traffic and must plan to ensure that any risks are minimised. The security of all aspects of the display is the sole responsibility of the entrant.

  8. Blacktown City Council and sponsors of this competition will accept no liability for any consequences such as damage, injury or theft arising out of entry to the competition or prizes accepted by entrants.

  9. Charity collection boxes are prohibited unless a letter of authority from a registered charity is obtained and prominently displayed. Collections for personal gain of the entrant are strictly prohibited and will lead to disqualification from the competition.

  10. Entrants are not to use the footpath, electrical poles or any property outside their boundary for any purpose of their display. Rental properties should seek written permission from their landlords before considering their display.

  11. Failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions of Entry may lead to cancellation of entry and withdrawal of prizes.

  12. To be eligible for the title of Best Street, all properties must have submitted a competition entry form. Minimum of 3 properties per street to be eligible.