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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Enter the Holiday Decorating Contest

Holiday Decorating Contest 2018

Margate residents and businesses are encouraged to decorate for the holidays!

Decorating Contest Rules
• Decorate your residence or business with seasonal lights, wreaths, scenery or other decorative ornaments
• For entry as a business, the business must be located in a non-residential zone
• Pre-registration is required. The deadline for submitting your entry form to the Parks and Recreation Department is Monday, December 3rd at 5:00 PM
• There is no cost or fee to enter the contest
• All participants will be notified before judging takes place.

How to Pre-Register
• Complete the entry form or pick up an entry form at City Hall (5790 Margate Boulevard) or the Parks and Recreation Department (6199 NW 10th Street)
• Completed entry forms can be sent by email to, faxed to (954) 972-5397, or returned to the Parks and Recreation Department (6199 NW 10th Street) by Monday, December 3rd at 5:00 PM

Judging Criteria
• Originality and Creativity: Overall design, unique use of lights and decorations
• Arrangement: Display and layout of decorations.
• Theme: Storyline or scene

• Contest winners will be announced on the City's Facebook page and recognized at an upcoming Margate City Commission meeting
• All pre-registered residents/business owners will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Margate City Commission.

Click here to enter the Holiday Decorating Contest.

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