As we wrap up the intensely unique and challenging year of 2020 one thing that does not have to be changed or cancelled is our annual Arbor Hills Holiday Decoration Contest!! This year will be the fifth annual! We have many neighbors who do a terrific job decorating the outside of their homes and so we want to have some fun, by celebrating their creativity. The winner will be able to submit the electricity portion of their December MG&E bill to be paid by AHNA!
Here are the simple instructions and rules for the contest: 1. Participation is open to all residents within the boundaries of Arbor Hills: houses, apartments, and duplexes. 2. Entry is free, no cost or fees apply. No forms to fill out. 3. Judges for the contest are not eligible to compete, nor their families or pets. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. The Winner agrees to have one or more photos of their fantastically decorated residence posted on the AHNA Website and/or published in the AHNA newsletter. Participant agrees there will be no compensation of any kind for said posting or publication. 7. Judging criteria will include: [a] Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations [b] Story line or theme [c] Display and placement of decorations, animated objects, etc.; and [d] Overall presentation. 8. Judging will be done from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. one night in the middle of the month of December. 9. Participants should ensure that all lights, animations and decorations are in place and activated for the judging. 10. The winner will be able to submit the electricity portion of their December MG&E bill to be paid by AHNA! Second and third runners up will be celebrated for their efforts through an AHNA e-blast, Facebook, Nextdoor and AHNA newsletter too. Most important, be creative and have fun! With warmth and well wishes extended to you and yours, Arbor Hills Neighborhood Association