Ocean Pines residents will once again have the chance to show off their holiday decorating skills with the community’s annual “Light up the Pines” outdoor display contest.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Ocean Pines Association and Choptank Electric Cooperative, which will give two free LED lightbulbs to each registered participant as well as prizes to the winners.
Participants will be judged in four categories: “Top-Notch All-Around,” “Most Creative,” “Most Lights” and “People’s Choice.” The winner in each category will receive a $50 gift certificate to The Cove and a $25 Choptank electric bill credit.
The deadline for applicants is Friday, Dec. 11. Participants will be notified when judging is to take place. The ballot for the “People’s Choice” award will be emailed and will be available online at OceanPines.org. A map showing the locations of the entries will be on the website as well.
Residences are eligible to win “Top-Notch,” “Most Creative” or “Most Lights” once every three years; there is no restriction for the “People’s Choice” category. Previous winners may still submit their names and addresses to be included in the map of light displays entered in the contest. They will also receive two free LED lightbulbs.
Volunteer judges are being sought to help with the contest. Anyone interested in serving as a judge should submit a name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-641-7717 ext. 3014.
Residents interested in entering the contest may do so by submitting a name, address and phone number by email to email@example.com, fax to 410-641-5581, phone to 410-641-7717 ext. 3014 or to the Ocean Pines Association in person or mail at 239 Ocean Pkwy., Ocean Pines, MD, 21811.