Ventnor Holiday Lighting Competition

Join us for the 2016 Holiday Lighting Competition to thank residents and businesses that go above-and-beyond in decorating their properties for the winter holiday season.

Entry guidelines and rules for the 2016 competition

  • The contest is open to all Ventnor residents and businesses
  • Entries must be prepared by December 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
  • The 2015 winners are eligible for the 2016 competition with change in lighting venue
  • All lights must be on from 4:00 pm to 8:00pm from December 20 through 24 for judging

Additional Information

  • One award will be presented to each winning resident or business
  • Five subcategories of awards will be presented 
  • One overall, citywide winner will be selected
  • Contest winners and citywide winner will be published in Downbeach Current during the month of January 
  • The contest winners will be announced during the 2016 Polar Bear Plunge Chili Cook Off

2016 Judging Criteria

Total of 100 possible points based on the criteria below:

  • First Impression - 25 Points
  • Design - 20 Points
  • Originality - 20 Points
  • Suitability to Site - 15 Points
  • Creativity - 20 Points (environmental elements including recycling, energy conservation, etc. will also be taken into account) 


December 20, 2016 – Official contest kickoff.  

December 20-24, 2016 – Contest judges will tour the community and rate potential winners

January 1, 2017 – Contest winners will be announced at the Polar Bear Plunge Chile Cook Off


CategoryName: Public