SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas — This year, the City of Siloam Springs (CSS) is hosting its first-ever citywide holiday decorating contest.
The contest will run from Dec. 1-17 and is open to all residents living within the city limits of Siloam Springs.
Contestants may enter for free by filling out the Deck the House Holiday Decorating Contest online form.
Once registered, the contestants' address will be placed on a Google map as a “pin” to allow holiday enthusiasts the opportunity to drive by and enjoy the décor. Contestants' names will not be listed.
Three prizes will be awarded as follows: $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place.
The prize money will come from Main Street Siloam Springs thanks to the generosity of a holiday donor.
Judges from five Siloam organizations will receive a list of addresses and a map to visit each registered location beginning on Friday (Dec. 18).
The winner will be announced on the City’s social media channels and website on Monday (Dec. 21) during the afternoon.
There will be no categories or themes in the contest. CSS says it is simply looking for residents who enjoy decorating the outside of their home for the holidays.