Gardens Aglow Lighting Contest

Gardens Aglow Lighting Contest

Gardens Aglow Lighting Contest

We are excited to announce our third annual Gardens Aglow Holiday Lighting Contest. 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 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. This year we will have two categories—business and residential. Employees and family members of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are not eligible.

What does participating entail?

To enter online, visit our online form.
To enter with the paper form, complete the registration form and email it to Sarah Burnham at sburnham@mainegardens.org, or mail it to:

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

Emails and letters must be received by November 26, 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, 2018 and continuing through the evening of December 31, 2018.

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.
Winners will be announced at a special showing of Gardens Aglow on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.
• First place in both categories will receive $1,500.00 plus 15 tickets to Gardens Aglow 2018.
• Second place will receive $1,000.00 plus ten tickets to Gardens Aglow 2018.
• Third place will receive $500.00 plus five tickets to Gardens Aglow 2018.