Gardens Aglow Lighting Contest

Gardens Aglow Lighting Contest

Gardens Aglow Lighting Contest

We are excited to announce our fourth annual Gardens Aglow Holiday Lighting Contest.

Who’s eligible?

If your home or business is located on the Boothbay Peninsula in the towns of Edgecomb, Boothbay, East 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, 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 22, 2019 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 November 29, 2019 and continuing through the evening of December 31, 2019.

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 community night showing of Gardens Aglow on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
• First place in both categories will receive $1,500.00 plus 15 tickets to Gardens Aglow 2019.
• Second place will receive $1,000.00 plus ten tickets to Gardens Aglow 2019.
• Third place will receive $500.00 plus five tickets to Gardens Aglow 2019.