Halloween Home Decorating Contest 2017

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We are excited to hold the first Citywide Halloween Home Decorating Contest. In partnership with the Cityhalloween-sm of Santa Clara Cultural Commission, we are encouraging Santa Clara residents to participate in the contest by decorating your front yards and exterior of homes for Halloween! Good luck!

Applications will be accepted from September 29 through October 25.

How does it work?

  • All City residents are encouraged to decorate the exterior of their homes and front yards in Halloween themed décor
  • Applications to enter the decorating contest must be completed online no later than Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by 5:00 pm
  • Contest applicants must have home decorations completed by 5:00 pm October 27, 2017
  • Three winners will be selected to be awarded in three (3) categories:
    Scariest, Most Original, Most Liked Video Submission on Facebook
  •  How Video Submission Category works: Visit the Facebook page for Santa Clara Cultural Commission @culturalcommission and submit your video for contest category. Winner will be based on the most likes. You should post your video to be viewed as "public". Share it sooner to increase your votes. Voting closes on October 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Contest Rules

  • Must be a Santa Clara resident
  • Contest is only for residential properties and judging is based on decorations of the exterior of residence only
  • Categories include: Scariest, Most Original, Most Liked Video Submission on Facebook 

Judging Process

  1. The Judging panel consists of: (1) Cultural Commissioner, (1) City Council Member, (2) Marketing Committee members, (1) City Staff
  2. Judging will take place after the closing of the contest on October 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

What do we win?

  1. Winners will be announced by October 30, 2017. Winners will be notified by phone and email they have been selected.
  2. Winners will receive decorative yard signs, acknowledging their award to display on their yards. Signs will be delivered on October 30, 2017. 
  3. Winners will be acknowledged at a future Council Meeting and prizes will be awarded. Photos of winning homes will be featured on City of Santa Clara social media.

Questions? 
Call the City Manager's Office at (408) 615-2210
email: communications@santaclaraca.gov

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