The council elves have been hard at work decking the region’s streets with lights and decorations… Now it’s your turn!
Central Highlands Regional Council, CQ News and 4Hi Radio are partnering to bring the much-loved Light Up Your Town competition back for 2019.
The annual competition encourages residents and businesses to adorn their premises with Christmas lights and decorations in a bid to claim bragging rights, and prizes!
Central Highlands Mayor Kerry Hayes said the competition is a wonderful way for everyone to spread some festive cheer.
‘Driving around town to see the displays has become a special part of the festive season for many families and we are very proud to be a part of that.
‘It doesn’t matter how big or small your display is, it’s all about getting involved in the holiday spirit.’
Cr Hayes said the lead up to Christmas was also a great time for residents to shop locally and support our region’s business community.
‘There are plenty of fantastic shops right here in our backyard for all your presents,’ he said.
‘Let’s help make everyone’s Christmas great this year by choosing local.’
Prizes for the best residential displays will be awarded in each of the Central Highlands’ 13 communities. In addition, overall winners will be announced for the Best Business/Community Organisation Display and the Emerald-based Beryl Callaghan Spirit of Christmas Award.
Cr Hayes reminded residents to be safety conscious when setting up and pulling down lights, and to ensure all electrical equipment is in good working order.
Entries close at 5.00pm on Monday 9 December 2019, with judging taking place between 10 and 12 December 2019, Winners will be announced on Friday 13 December 2019.
For more information on categories and the conditions of entry visit council’s website.