Holiday Decorating Contest
Here’s your chance to display your creativity and holiday spirit! The judges for the Annual Holiday Entryway Contest will be driving around the neighborhood sometime December 18 and December 22 between 7:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. (depending on weather), so be sure to turn on all your holiday lights and decorations that weekend! Winners will be awarded in the categories of Best Traditional, Most Innovative, and Best Overall. Winners will be listed on the website by December 24.
The judging criteria are:
Best Traditional: The judges will consider the doorway entrance, front porch, and entry stairway (if applicable) and will look for designs in keeping with a colonial or Victorian style. Natural elements in the decorations are encouraged but not necessary. The entryway should be visible from the street by use of flood or spot lighting.
Most Innovative: The judges will look for originality in the decorations of the doorway entrance, front porch, and entry stairway (if applicable). This will be an opportunity for contestants to showcase creativity in the use of materials. The entryway should be visible from the street by use of flood or spot lighting.
Best Overall: The judges will evaluate the entire décor of the house and lot; they will consider all the above criteria.
Signs will be posted in the winners’ yards. If you have any questions about the contest, contact Niki Sabbath at (703) 867-4637.
Consider getting into your own car during that week and treating yourself to a wonderful holiday tour around the neighborhood. Good luck and best wishes to all contestants!
GOCA's Award Winning
Newsletter. In 2018: 1st Place , Electronic Format and finalist in Print Format.
Awarded by Neighborhood's, USA
Yards of the Month - 2023
The selection for the April Yard of the Month is 2901 Scherer Drive. It is at the home of Neil and Barrie Sweeney. The home originally belonged to Barrie’s grandfather! Neil has worked extremely hard to make this large corner lot quite noteworthy - the sloping backyard looks especially nice with beautiful azaleas in the border near the creek.
Heading The Yard of the Month for June is located at 2610 East Weyburn Road. It is at the home of Bob and Beth Anne Shelly. Their yard was chosen for the lush, deep green lawn which is always kept neatly trimmed as well as nicely maintained borders. The welcoming front porch looks like a nice place to sit and admire the view!
The Yard of the Month for August is located at 8119 Ammonett Drive. Itt is at the home of Gladys Connaster who has lived there for 37 years! This yeard is notable for its thick, green lawn and neatly arranged shrubs along the front of the house as well as the nice edging around the sidewal and driveway.
The choice for Yard of the Month for May is located at 3111 Archdale Road. This yard was selected for it’s combination of a beautiful green lawn with neat edging along the sidewalk and driveway as well as nicely maintained shrubs and plants along the front of the house.
The Yard of the Month chosen for July is at the home of Jes Santillian and David Clark and is located at 3809 Whitewood Road. This yard was selected for the great variety of plantings, both green and flowering, that are arranged along the front of the house and in the border along the side yard and even extending into the backyard!
The choice for the Yard of the Month for September is located at 3141 Darnley Drive at the home of Sandra Foley. This yard was selected for the nice green lawn as well as the neatly arranged shrubs and flowers planted along the front of the house. The fall decorations on the front porch helped to make this yard the perfect pick for September!