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Light Up Your Town 2017

This much-loved festive tradition of the Central Highlands is returning for 2017!

Central Highlands Regional Council, Central Queensland News and Radio 4HI will once again partner the Light Up Your Town competition to encourage residents and businesses to adorn their premises with Christmas lights and decorations.

Hundreds of families drive around at Christmas time to view the displays at night. Let’s make our region shine during the festive season. Light up your home and business and capture the magical atmosphere of Christmas. Tinsel the trees or fence, put a Christmas tree in your front window, play Christmas carols or hang lights.

Entries Open: 28 November 2017
Entries Close: 11 December 2017
Judging Period: 12-13 December 2017
Winners Announced: 15 December 2017

  • How to enter

    Entries for the 2017 competition are now closed.

    Winners will be announced on Friday 15 December 2o17.

  • Categories and prizes
    Best Residential Display – There will be a winner and a runner up house awarded for each of our 13 communities: Arcadia Valley, Bauhinia, Blackwater, Bluff, Capella, Comet, Dingo, Duaringa, Emerald, The Sapphire Gemfields, Rolleston, Springsure and Tieri.
    Prizes: $100 for 1st and $50 for 2nd in each community.

    Best Business / Community Organisation Display – There will be a first, second and third awarded for this category across the whole region.

    Prizes: $200 for 1st, $100 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd regionwide.

    The Beryl Callaghan Spirit Of Christmas Award – presented to the Emerald residence that best demonstrates the spirit of the festive season. The prize for this award is $200.

  • Conditions of entry

    By entering you indicate that you have read and agree to the below conditions:

    • Only properties in the Central Highlands Regional Council area are eligible.
    • Completed entries must be submitted to Central Highlands Regional Council via post, email, Facebook or in person on or before 5.00 pm AEST Monday 11 December 2017.
    • By entering you consent to your address and/or lights photo to appear in the APN newspapers.
    • Lights must be on between 7.00 and 11.00 pm during the judging period (12-13 December 2017).
    • Entries in the ‘Best business/Community organisation display’ category must include a photograph (digital or printed) for judging.
    • It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure their display is safe. CHRC and LUYT sponsors accept no responsibility for costs or injuries which may occur as a result of entry.
    • Winners (as selected by the judging panel) will be announced in the Central Queensland Newspaper on Friday 15 December 2017 and on council’s website.
    • Prize money will be awarded as VISA gift cards.
  • Safety warning

    Central Highlands Regional Council urges participants to remain safety conscious while setting up and pulling down lights, as well as ensure that electrical equipment is in good working order. 

    Please visit Ergon Energy Website for advice and tips on festive lighting.

Entries for the 2017 competition are now closed.

Winners will be announced on Friday 15 December 2o17.

Best Residential Display – There will be a winner and a runner up house awarded for each of our 13 communities: Arcadia Valley, Bauhinia, Blackwater, Bluff, Capella, Comet, Dingo, Duaringa, Emerald, The Sapphire Gemfields, Rolleston, Springsure and Tieri.
Prizes: $100 for 1st and $50 for 2nd in each community.

Best Business / Community Organisation Display – There will be a first, second and third awarded for this category across the whole region.

Prizes: $200 for 1st, $100 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd regionwide.

The Beryl Callaghan Spirit Of Christmas Award – presented to the Emerald residence that best demonstrates the spirit of the festive season. The prize for this award is $200.

By entering you indicate that you have read and agree to the below conditions:

  • Only properties in the Central Highlands Regional Council area are eligible.
  • Completed entries must be submitted to Central Highlands Regional Council via post, email, Facebook or in person on or before 5.00 pm AEST Monday 11 December 2017.
  • By entering you consent to your address and/or lights photo to appear in the APN newspapers.
  • Lights must be on between 7.00 and 11.00 pm during the judging period (12-13 December 2017).
  • Entries in the ‘Best business/Community organisation display’ category must include a photograph (digital or printed) for judging.
  • It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure their display is safe. CHRC and LUYT sponsors accept no responsibility for costs or injuries which may occur as a result of entry.
  • Winners (as selected by the judging panel) will be announced in the Central Queensland Newspaper on Friday 15 December 2017 and on council’s website.
  • Prize money will be awarded as VISA gift cards.

Central Highlands Regional Council urges participants to remain safety conscious while setting up and pulling down lights, as well as ensure that electrical equipment is in good working order. 

Please visit Ergon Energy Website for advice and tips on festive lighting.

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