The following information is from the city of Port St. Lucie
PORT ST. LUCIE – The City of Port St. Lucie is challenging residents to untangle their lights, pull out the inflatables and start decorating for the fourth Annual PSLinLights Holiday Light Contest. This residential, outdoor holiday decorating contest is a festive way to demonstrate community pride and light up the holiday season. Residents can sign up online beginning December 2, 2019, through January 5, 2020, at www.CityofPSL.com/PSLinLights. The best part is that, it is free to enter.
When holiday light enthusiasts register their home in the contest, the City adds the display information into a searchable database creating a must-see holiday light display list with pictures and a map. The holiday light map can be used by the entire community to create their very own holiday light tour of the City.
Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
· “New Kid on the Block”, this is for first-time residential entries only,
· “PSL Showstopper”, this category is for best overall PSL residential light display,
· “Light up the Neighborhood”, sponsored by the City’s Neighborhood Improvement and Community Engagement (NICE) Program. Residents are encouraged to gather at least six of their neighbors to enter their homes on the map for the City’s most festive NICE neighborhood award judged by City employees. Find your NICE neighborhood here at www.cityofpsl.com/neighborhoods
Voting for categories of “New Kid on the Block” and “PSL Showstopper” will be conducted anonymously through an online survey by resident voters on the City’s website during Judging Week, which is January 6, starting at 8 a.m. through January 9, 2020, at 5 p.m. The number of votes will determine the winners. First-place winners will receive a decorative yard sign. Second place winners will receive an honorable mention certificate.
The “Light Up the Neighborhood” winner will be determined by City staff. When six or more households within a NICE (Neighborhood Improvement and Community Engagement) neighborhood enter in the PSLinLights Holiday Contest, a neighborhood is automatically qualified. Each participating household from the winning neighborhood receives a winner’s certificate presented at a future City Council Meeting. A trophy with the winning neighborhood name will be displayed at City Hall.
Winners will be announced publicly on the City of Port St. Lucie’s website and social media accounts, Twitter and Facebook, on January 10, 2020. The winners will also be congratulated and acknowledged at a future City Council Meeting.
So, string your lights and deck the halls for the community to enjoy this holiday season! All contest rules and entry information can be located at www.CityofPSL.com/PSLinLights.