‘Light Up the Pines’ Contest 2017

It will soon look a lot like Christmas in Ocean Pines. The community’s annual ‘Light Up the Pines’ house decorating contest is back for a bright seasonal show of lights.

The contest, which is sponsored by Choptank Electric, is free to enter and open to any resident within the community limits of Ocean Pines who registers by emailing their name and address to info@oceanpines.org or calling 410-641-7717 ext. 3006 by the deadline, Friday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.

Lights and decorations should be visible when Ocean Pines Marketing and Public Relations Director Denise Sawyer swings by to photograph the homes on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Entries will be judged by residents and non-residents on social media. Voters would have to like/follow the Ocean Pines Association’s Facebook page, look for the “Light up the Pines 2017” photo album, find your favorite home displays in the photo album and give your thumbs-up. The three photos with the most ‘Facebook Likes’ will be named the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Ocean Pines Association will also organize the entries in an online map for those looking to enjoy a festive stroll or drive through the community. The map will be made available on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. on www.oceanpines.org.

Voting is to take place from Monday, Dec. 11 to Friday, Dec. 22 on Facebook. Those new to the contest as well as previous contestants are encouraged to enter.

Winning entries will be published in the spring edition of the Ocean Pines Report, the community’s quarterly newsletter, and in the Christmas edition of the weekly email-newsletter.

All contest winners are invited to redeem their winnings at the New Year’s Eve celebration at Mumford’s Landing in Ocean Pines, located at 1 Mumford’s Landing Road, on Sunday, Dec. 31.

The winners will be given a gift bag filled with goodies, including a gift certificate good at The Cove at Mumford’s in Ocean Pines and a gift certificate for a Choptank Electric Cooperative bill credit.

Choptank Electric, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is a not-for-profit, member-owned, electric distribution co-op located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore serving over 53,000 members. Choptank Electric Cooperative exists to provide reliable and cost effective electricity that improves the quality of life for our member-owners. For more information about Choptank Electric Cooperative, visit our website at www.choptankelectric.coop or call our Member Service Center at 1.877.892.0001.

For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org.

The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Each entry will give the Association consent to advertise its home decorating on Facebook in respect to the “Light Up the Pines” annual decorating contest. This contest will be administered through the official Ocean Pines Association’s Facebook page.  

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