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'Deck the House,' Win $100K for Local Schools

Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!

We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s.

If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page here from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16.

Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district.

Our contest is right around the corner, so now’s the time to get your holiday decorations out of the attic and “deck” your house.

After all, ‘tis the season...

Claire November 19, 2012 at 11:15 PM
why would any one in Long Valley want to participate in this scam after what the PATCH led us to believe last year. Long Valley had the BEST house and by some nonsenses we were disqualified. Jason, you should not let this contest be out on YOUR site, The PATCH does not get my vote.
Hookerman December 10, 2012 at 01:25 PM
What exactly is a "Patch town", and how would someone know if they lived in one?
Jason Koestenblatt (Editor) December 10, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Thanks for the comment Hookerman. A 'Patch town' is one that has a Patch site in it. You would know if you lived in one by the name on a Patch site or by asking its editor what the coverage area is of that site.

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