Registration open for Haunted Homewood Halloween House Decorating Contest

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Registration open for Haunted Homewood Halloween House Decorating Contest

October 03, 2020 - 20:39
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Halloween decorations are popping up in area yards, and now there's a chance for creative decorators to compete for prizes in the Haunted Homewood Halloween House Decorating Contest. 


A scene from a 2016 Halloween display on Page Avenue in Homewood. (Chronicle file photo)

Residents can enter their decorations in the contest until Oct. 26. Judging will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 29.

Winners will be announced on Oct. 30.

Contest Rules

  • Participation is open and free to all Homewood residents.
  • Employees and elected officials of the village of Homewood are not eligible to participate.
  • Entry applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26.
  • Judging based on “curb appeal.” Judges will not view decorations on the side or back of the house.
  • Participants must agree to have photos of their decorated house on social media, the village e-newsletter and other village publications.
  • Participants should ensure all lights, animations and decorations are in place and activated for the night of the judging period.
  • All decorations must be PG rated, not discriminatory, political or in any way inappropriate for children and neighbors to see.
  • Decorations must comply with Homewood laws and housing codes.
  • Judges are authorized to exclude entries that do not comply with these guidelines.
  • Homeowners do not need to be home for judging.

Judging Category

  • Scariest: Entries judged on overall sense of fright.
  • Special Effects: Entries judged on mechanical special effects.
  • Child friendly: Entries judged on cheery themed decorations, suitable for all ages.

Winners will receive a $25 Aurelio’s gift card and a sign for their yard. 

Click here to download an application.