Welcome to the 2017 Cranston Christmas Festival of Lights competition, sponsored by the Cranston Community Association. It’s time to dust off the holiday decorations and do your best Clark Griswold impression in an attempt to claim the ultimate in community bragging rights!
There are two categories available but only one (1) entry is allowed per household address.
Category #1: Best Traditional Display
This category is for any lights-only decoration/displays. Lighted figures (i.e. deer, snowmen, etc) are acceptable in this category as long as they are illuminated by traditional stranded lights.
Category #2: Best Mixed Elements Display
This category is for displays with a variety or combination of decorative elements, including animation, sound, flashing lights. If you have video or sound you want to show off as well, use the form sections to include website or media files. Please be sure to include your name and address in your submission!
Entry deadline is 12 pm (Noon) December 11, 2017!
Entries. Entries must be submitted on-line using the form included with this article. There is a limit of one (1) entry per household address. The CCA is not responsible for lost, duplicate, incomplete or misplaced entry forms.
Deadline. Entries must be received before 12 pm (noon) on Monday December 11 to be considered. This includes photos, media, web links, etc. Late entries or changes after this time will not be considered.
Judging. The Cranston Community Association (CCA) Board members will be the judges for this contest. A “celebrity guest” judge as appointed by the board will also judge the entries. Judging will be completed between 7 and 9 pm on Monday December 11, weather permitting.
Consent. All entrants agree to abide by the contest rules. By entering this contest, you are giving the CCA express consent to publish the names of the entrants, their addresses, and pictures for use on the CCA website and social media platforms, including a photograph of the CCA Board presenting the winning sign. The CCA will publicize the entries on or before the entry deadline.
Prizes. There will a total of three prizes, each not exceeding a value of $100 and a yard sign to display for each category: a) Best Traditional Display (1 winner), b) Best Mixed Elements Display (1 winner), and c) a Participation draw from all the remaining entries (1 winner). No one can win in more than one category and there will be a single draw for the participation prize after the initial two categories have been selected.
Contacting the Winners. The winners will be contacted by phone and/or email by December 18 and awarded the respective prize and yard sign to display. The winning names will be announced and published once all the winners have been contacted. Should the CCA Board be unable to contact the winners after December 18, another winner will be contacted.
Please ensure that your correct contact information is included in the entry form and that you will be in town in order to be reached!
We look forward to viewing and sharing your creative entries with our community!