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Enter Patch's “Deck the House” Contest For a Chance to Win $100,000

Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!

We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s.

If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. 

Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district.

Our contest is right around the corner, so now’s the time to get your holiday decorations out of the attic and “deck” your house.

After all, ‘tis the season...

Ursula King November 21, 2012 at 12:20 PM
I am kinda not loving this contest, given that the Wellesley MLP has worked so hard to get residents to conserve energy. We live in a new century, maybe our contests should reflect that - instead of deck the house with electricity sucking stuff, how about deck the house in an eco friendly beautiful way. That does not mean no lights, but it might mean LED lights and other beautiful non-electrified trimmings. The truth is it is easy to throw up a bunch of those massive plug ins and harder to create a beautiful seasonal scene. So maybe Wellesley should ask Patch to reconsider the parameters of this contest and support the tasteful and lovely decorating styles that support Wellesley as the first EPA Green Community in the Commonwealth.
Grahame Turner November 26, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Unfortunately, it's a national Patch contest, so I can't really change the rules or alter the parameters. However, I am sure there are some interesting ways readers can balance the drive to be green with the drive to decorate for the holidays. There is certainly nothing stopping anyone from entering a more green holiday display. I am also entirely open to hearing about some ways to green up for the holidays, if anyone has suggestions.
Karla Vallance November 26, 2012 at 09:34 PM
And while Grahame is gathering ideas from Ursula and others about how to green up for the holidays, Ursula, we will pass along your comments, which are astute ones. And go ahead and enter with the greenest of green; that could be the winner!

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