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Light Up Naples Contest

ExploreNaplesNY is excited to be hosting the Third Annual Holiday Decorating Contest. The goal is to make Naples a holiday attraction.

AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Best of Show (Outstanding artistic + creative ability)
  • Most “Naples” (Best represents our hometown, Naples)
  • People’s Choice (voted on by the public – See details below)
  • Best Decor without electricity

Register by December 8th!

Free registration, Please fill out the entry form on this page!  

*Exception will be made for later entries, but we’d like to get a good sense of how many are participating by December 8th.

Who Can Enter?

All entries must be within the town/village limits of Naples. There is no entry fee. Businesses, organizations, churches, clubs, school groups, and individuals may enter. Entrants are responsible for finding their own locations to decorate.

Deadline for Decorating

Entries must be decorated and lit by 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 17th, 2023. That’s the evening before the Light Up Naples Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Registration Form

Registration gives consent for entry photos to be featured in local media and Explore Naples NY website and social media. Entrants by the signature of their representative agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the Explore Naples NY, its officers, officials, and volunteers harmless from all claims, injuries, damages, losses, or suits including attorney fees, arising out of or in connect with their participation in the Annual Holiday Decorating Contest.

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Location of Entries

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, i.e., windows, doors, etc. All entries must include lights/illumination and be in good taste and family-oriented. All entries must remain lit (during waking hours) and decorated from December 11-January 1 to promote Naples as a holiday attraction. (Timers are highly encouraged to save energy.) For example, lights on from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Entrants should monitor their displays to make sure lights are working and properly maintained from December 11-January 1.

Judging

A panel of out-of-town judges with no ties to Naples will examine all entries during evening hours on an unannounced date between December 8, 2023- December 20, 2023. Entries will be judged, and winners are chosen for the categories listed above. No interaction is allowed whatsoever with the judges should you be at your location when they come around. Do not greet them, do not invite them inside. No contact is allowed, or you risk disqualification.

People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice Award winner will be determined by the entry receiving the most LIKES in the photo gallery on the Naples Rotary Facebook page after it is published on December 17th. LIKES will be tallied at midnight on Friday, December 31st, to determine the winner.

Announcement of Winners

Winners will be announced Sunday, December 22, 2023 on social media for the holiday spirit 

Special Notice

Registration gives consent for entry photos to be featured in local media and Explore Naples NY website and social media. Entrants by the signature of their representative agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the Explore Naples NY, its officers, officials, and volunteers harmless from all claims, injuries, damages, losses, or suits including attorney fees, arising out of or in connect with their participation in the Annual Holiday Decorating Contest.

Questions?

Please fill out the form with your questions or Email us at explorenaplesny@gmail.com