Welcome to the 2018 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 five categories available with one (1) entry only per household address.
Category 1: Best Traditional
This category is for any lights-only decoration/displays. Lighted figures (i.e. deer, snowmen, etc) are acceptable as long as they are illuminated by traditional stranded lights.
Category 2: Best Mixed Elements
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 entry form to tell us what the website address is how the media files can be accessed. Please be sure to include your name and address in your submission!
Category 3: Best Condo Display
This may be limited by your condo by-laws but do your best and tell us where your condo is in the building so we judge the right one!
Category 4: Best Street Display
Get together with your neighbours to nominate your street for most enthusiastic street display! In addition to bragging rights, the street that wins this category will also have support from the CCA to host the 2019 Neighbour Day on Saturday June 19th!
Category 5: Participation
The judges will take a look at your display if it catches their attention, even if you didn’t enter. What have you got to lose?
Entry deadline is at Midnight on December 14, 2018!
To enter, submit your name, address, contact information (phone and email address) and the category you are entering to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday December 14th at midnight!
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 by midnight on December 14 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 and their decision for the winner of each category is final. A “celebrity guest” judge as appointed by the board will also judge the entries. Judging will be completed by December 18, 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 five prizes awarded, one in each category. No one can win in more than one category and there will be a single draw for the participation prize after the first four categories have been selected.
Contacting the Winners. The winners will be contacted by phone and/or email by December 19 and awarded the respective prize. The winning names will be announced and published in “Cranversations” and on the CCA website once all the winners have been contacted. Should the CCA Board be unable to contact the winners after December 19, 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!