Mayor Rick Becksted announced the return of the Neighborhood Holiday Lights Contest for 2020, to give residents a way to celebrate together this holiday season. The Portsmouth Citywide Neighborhood Committee is coordinating the details.
Residents are invited to register to participate in the contest by completing this simple form. The deadline to enter is December 10, 2020.
For a printable pdf of the entry form and more information, print out the form, scan it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail c/o City Manager’s Office, City Hall, One Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801.
The contest is open to every Portsmouth resident. Participants can choose one of two categories for judging of their outdoor light displays:
- Classic Light Display
- Creative Light Display
Contest entries will be judged by school-aged children, who will be driven through their assigned neighborhoods (not their own) to make their choices of the best holiday lights displays. Judging will take place between December 12 and 20. The Committee will create a map of the Holiday Lights Contest entries so that residents can tour the lighted locations route by car.
The winners of these awards will be announced by Mayor Becksted at the December 21 City Council meeting;
- Best Classic/Traditional Display – $500 Ricci Lumber Gift Certificate
- Most Creative Display – $500 Home Depot Gift Certificate
- Best Overall Display – $500 Lowe’s Gift Certificate
- Honorable Mentions – $25 Gift Certificates
In addition, to the prize donors, Seacoast Media Group is an in-kind sponsor, providing publicity and advertising space for the contest.