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 to deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/hellertown.

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.

Wayne and Alayne Renninger's home in Salisbury Township was a national finalist last year.

Our 2012 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....

Mary Anne Looby November 23, 2012 at 01:00 PM
It's too bad it has to be houses that are "over the top" with tacky blow up dolls etc. What about tastefully decorated houses? The homes that use natural greenery and candles in the windows, with coordinated light displays. Not everyone appreciates the "Walmart Look", not to mention the wasted energy.
Nancy Echenberg November 23, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I agree with you Mary Anne. Why encourage tasteless decorating. I love to drive around at Christmas time and look at the houses that people have beautifully decorated. We should be encouraging creativity and aesthetics. "Over the top" is not pleasing to the eye and as you have said just drains energy.
Nancy Echenberg November 23, 2012 at 08:05 PM
If people are "joking" about your decorations after all the hard work it took to put them up, it shouldn't make you proud.


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