2019 Light Up Ohio County Residential Holiday Decorating Contest Guidelines

Click below for 2019 Ohio County Tourism Holiday Decorating Contest Guidelines/Entry Form


RISING SUN/OHIO COUNTY, IND: Ohio County Tourism, Inc. is sponsoring the third annual “Light Up Ohio County”, a residential holiday decorating contest and light trail.

NEW for 2019: County residents who would like to be included on the light trail but not be judged are welcome to submit their addresses to the Visitors Center by November 30, 2019.

Prize money will be awarded to the top three decorated homes located within the Ohio County, Indiana, limits as deemed by our judges.

There are no fees to enter but pre-registration is required. Applications are available at the Visitors Center at 217 N. High Street in Rising Sun and by clicking on the link at the top of this page. Homes are judged only on outdoor decorations as viewed from the front of a house.

A list of entrants’ addresses participating on the trail will be released to the public after judging. Participants are requested to keep their holiday lights/displays in place at least through Friday, December 27, 2019.

Price money awarded includes: $250 for First place; $175 Second; and $100 for Third. Two honorable mentions ($50 each) will be awarded at the judges’ discretion.

Entry Application Period: 11/1/2019 at 10:00 a.m. thru 11/30/2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Judging Period: 12/3/2019-12/5/2019
Winners Announced on/before: 12/7/2019

Only applicants who are in full agreement with the following guidelines are eligible to participate.

Please read all rules and instructions. Questions can be directed to the Rising Sun/Ohio County Visitors Center at (812) 438-4933 or by e-mail at kendal@enjoyrisingsun.com.


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