Thank you for your interest in adding to all the merriment in Madison! Please register at the bottom and be sure to read up on the contest details. This contest is brought to you by Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.
Registration: To participate in this contest and be included on the Merry Madison Holiday Lights Map, an entry form showing intent to participate must be submitted no later than 5PM on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Forms may be completed online at www.visitmadison.org, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Visit Madison, Inc. | Make Madison Merry • 601 W. First Street • Madison, IN 47250.
Who Can Enter: Businesses, organizations, churches, clubs, school groups, etc. located in Jefferson County, Indiana.
Deadline for Decorating: Entries need to be decorated and lit by 6 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021.
Decorating Requirements: Entries will be judged on “curb appeal.” Indoor decorations will not be included in the judging unless they can be viewed from outside. All entries must remain lit and/or decorated from November 12-December 31, to promote Madison as a holiday attraction and shopping destination.
Judging: A panel of judges with no direct ties to the planning organizations or entrants will examine all displays between November 12-24, 2021. Entries will be judged and winners chosen on the following categories: Best on Brand Award (best use of store’s merchandise in holiday design or best decorated to their overall theme), Classic Christmas (best represents the spirit of the holiday), and People’s Choice Award (awarded to the entry with the most “likes” on its photograph when posted in a Facebook album during the judging window.
Announcement of Winners: Winners will be announced live at Light Up Madison on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 6PM and posted on Facebook.
Awards: Three $250 awards will be given, one for each award category.
Pictures: A picture of your business/organization will be posted in a Facebook album for judging for the People’s Choice Award. If you would like to submit your own picture, please email it to email@example.com on or before November 12, otherwise a Visit Madison staff member will take a photo of your business for the Facebook album.
Special Notice: Registration gives consent for your business/organization address to be listed on the Merry Madison Holiday Lights Map, photos to be taken of your business/organization and posted in the Facebook album and used by Visit Madison, Inc.
Questions: Contact Erin Kindle at (812)274-3193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates to Note:
November 1: Registration applications available online and at the Visitor’s Center. Registration is required for participation this year. Registered businesses will be recognized on a holiday lights map.
November 11 @ 5PM: Registration closes
November 12: Decoration deadline! Holiday Open House
November 12-24: Judging Occurs
November 26: Winners for each category announced live at Light Up Madison at Broadway Fountain at 6PM and posted on Facebook.
November 30: Award Distribution