Nelson Star editor Bob Hall got into the Christmas light action earlier this week and though he doesn’t stand a chance of winning the contest — a simple row of red lights won’t cut it — he does deserve some credit for staging a self-portrait on a steep roof.

Get in on the Nelson Star Christmas lights competition

Whose house has the best Christmas display in Nelson? Which business has the best Christmas display?

Whose house has the best Christmas display in Nelson? Which business has the best Christmas display?

The Nelson Star is giving you a chance to earn the honour.

Your local community newspaper is sponsoring two different contests this Christmas. The paper is sponsoring the best residential and business Christmas displays this year.

“We see so many great Christmas displays and so much effort put into these displays at this time of year that we thought we should draw even more attention to it,” said Nelson Star publisher Chuck Bennett. “We thought what better way to do that than to have a bit of competition with it.”

A small (and unknown) panel of judges will make the final decision in both contests, but if you know someone you think should be entered please nominate them by emailing publisher@nelsonstar.com or by calling the Nelson Star at 250-352-1890.

For businesses, we just need to know the name of the business you believe should be nominated and why you think they should be chosen. The winner in the business category will earn a $500 gift certificate towards future advertising in the Nelson Star.

To nominate someone in the residential category, we will need the physical address, as well a description of why you think they should be chosen. The winner in this category will win dinner for two at the restaurant of their choice.

“It isn’t really about the prize, it is about the bragging rights,” added Bennett. “This is our first attempt at this type of contest, but we would really like to see this be an annual promotion in the paper.”

The deadline to submit nominations is December 15.

“Ultimately, you don’t have to be nominated to win, as the judges can still pick who they think is the best, but it certainly helps your chances,” added Bennett.

 

 

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