Gardens Aglow Lighting Contest

Gardens Aglow Lighting Contest

Gardens Aglow Lighting Contest

We are very excited to announce this year’s lighting contest which we hope will inspire the whole community to actively participate in Boothbay Festival of Lights. Decorate your home or business with creative lighting in a way that will welcome visitors to our community and add to the brilliance of the Boothbay Festival of Lights.

Who’s eligible?

If your home or business is located on the Boothbay Peninsula in the towns of Edgecomb, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor or Southport, and your property is visible from a public roadway, you are eligible to win. Employees and family members of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are not eligible.

How to Participate

To enter online, visit our online form.
To enter with the paper form, complete the Gardens Aglow Lighting Contest form and email it to Kris Folsom at kfolsom@mainegardens.org, or mail it to:

Gardens Aglow Contest
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
PO Box 234
Boothbay, Maine 04537

Emails must be received and letters must be postmarked by November 27, 2017 to be eligible for judging. There is no fee to enter. Your display must be completely installed and lit nightly between the hours of 4 – 9 p.m. beginning no later than December 1, 2017 and continuing through the evening of December 31, 2017.

Judging and Awards

Displays will be evaluated by a panel of judges from the community. Points will be given for originality, effective use of color, and overall impact when viewed from the nearest public roadway. Judges will consider residential and business displays separately this year.
Winners will be announced during Community Night of Gardens Aglow on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
• First place of each category will receive $1,500 plus 15 tickets to Gardens Aglow 2017.
• Second place of each category will receive $1,000 plus ten tickets to Gardens Aglow 2017.
• Third place of each category will receive $500 plus five tickets to Gardens Aglow 2017.