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Decorating Contest

Over $1,500 in local business gift cards are available to be won!

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Judged Residential Category Winners

Please congratulate the following Judged Residential Category 2023 winners:

1st Place

672 Kenderdine Street

2nd Place

280 4th Avenue South

3rd Place

126 Lyons Street West

The Judged category of the Decorating Contest is open to residential properties including single-family homes, duplexes, condominiums, and apartments with balconies. Decorations should be visible from the street.

Judging criteria include: overall appearance, construction quality, originality, and effort. A maximum of 4 points will be awarded in each category. Extra points are available based on movable parts, music, gimmicks, and the inclusion of the Very Virden Christmas “Who-Ville” theme!

Please congratulate the following Judged Residential Category 2023 winners:

  • 1st Place – 672 Kenderdine Street
  • 2nd Place – 280 4th Avenue South
  • 3rd Place – 126 Lyons Street West

 

1st Place prize 

Includes (value of $650):

  • $50 Co-op gift card
  • $50 LRB Electric gift certificate
  • $50 MJ’s Coffee Bar & Bistro gift card
  • $50 Scotsmun Steel & The Nuthouse gift certificate
  • $50 StillWater Adventures gift certificate
  • $50 Virden Footwear gift certificate
  • $300 Ward Travel travel credit

2nd Place

Includes (value of $450):

  • $25 Arts Mosaic gift certificate
  • $100 Co-op gift card
  • $50 Cannabis 204 gift certificate
  • $25 Custom Creations gift certificate
  • $50 MJ’s Coffee Bar & Bistro gift card
  • $50 Shari Lyn Fashions gift certificate
  • $50 To The Moon & Back gift certificate
  • $50 Virden Recreation & Water Sports gift card
  • $50 Virden Sport & Fashion gift certificate

3rd Place

Includes (value of $325):

  • $50 Garb & Guise gift certificate
  • $50 MJ’s Coffee Bar & Bistro gift card
  • $25 Sweet Spot Bakery gift certificate
  • $50 Virden Ag gift certificate
  • $50 Virden Ford Sales gift certificate
  • $50 Virden Pinnacle Plumbing & Heating gift certificate
  • $25 Your Dollar Store With More gift certificate

1st Place prize  includes (value of $650):

  • $50 Co-op gift card
  • $50 LRB Electric gift certificate
  • $50 MJ’s Coffee Bar & Bistro gift card
  • $50 Scotsmun Steel & The Nuthouse gift certificate
  • $50 StillWater Adventures gift certificate
  • $50 Virden Footwear gift certificate
  • $300 Ward Travel travel credit

2nd Place prize includes (value of $450):

  • $25 Arts Mosaic gift certificate
  • $100 Co-op gift card
  • $50 Cannabis 204 gift certificate
  • $25 Custom Creations gift certificate
  • $50 MJ’s Coffee Bar & Bistro gift card
  • $50 Shari Lyn Fashions gift certificate
  • $50 To The Moon & Back gift certificate
  • $50 Virden Recreation & Water Sports gift card
  • $50 Virden Sport & Fashion gift certificate

3rd Place prize includes (value of $325):

  • $50 Garb & Guise gift certificate
  • $50 MJ’s Coffee Bar & Bistro gift card
  • $25 Sweet Spot Bakery gift certificate
  • $50 Virden Ag gift certificate
  • $50 Virden Ford Sales gift certificate
  • $50 Virden Pinnacle Plumbing & Heating gift certificate
  • $25 Your Dollar Store With More gift certificate

Participation Form - Judged Residential Category

Viewer’s Choice Winners

Residential

Mr. Shoe's Tree Lot

Business

Shear Expressions

Seniors Hall-iday Spruce Up

Merry christmas

Viewer’s Choice Category

The Viewer’s Choice category encourages local residents and businesses to submit a photo of their holiday decorations for the local community to view online and vote for their favourite from the comfort of their electronic device. One vote per person, per category is permitted during the voting period. 

Prizes will be awarded to each of the three categories!

Please congratulate the following 2023 Viewer’s Choice winners:

  • Residential – Mr. Shoe’s Tree Lot
  • Business – Shear Expressions
  • Seniors Hall-iday Spruce Up – Merry Christmas

Residential - Viewer’s Choice

Top 10 Contestants

Residential properties include single-family homes, duplexes, condominiums, and apartments with balconies.

Prize includes (Value of $150): $25 Hi-Way Grocery gift certificate, $25 Sweet Spot Bakery gift certificate, $50 Virden Home Hardware gift card, $50 Virden Sport & Fashion gift certificate.

Business - Viewer’s Choice

Top 10 Contestants

Business properties include a storefront, building or complex where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered. Decorations should be visible from outside of the business.

The winning business will be awarded the “Christmas Cup” trophy. 

Seniors Hall-iday Spruce Up - Viewer’s Choice

Top 10 Contestants

The Hall-iday Spruce Up category focuses on Senior Assisted or Independent Living Facilities intended for Seniors ages 65+ and including apartment-type residences. Decorations are to be concentrated to the door or entry way of the residence. 

Prize includes (Value of $150): $50 Co-op gift card, $25 Custom Creations gift certificate, $50 Virden Drugs gift certificate, $25 Your Dollar Store With More.

   
  1. To enter the Judged Residential Category, confirm participation November 1st -23rd on the Very Virden Christmas website. Judging will take place December 11th-15th. To enter one of the Viewer’s Choice Categories, you may submit your home or business by uploading a picture showing your decoration display to the Very Virden Christmas website . Submissions must be entered November 23rd – December 17th. Online Voting takes place from November 23rd – December 17th. Residential Properties are defined as properties including; single family homes, duplexes, condominiums, apartments with balconies, etc. Decorations must be visible from the street with the exception of the Viewer’s Choice categories. Business Property are defined as a storefront, building, or complex where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered. Decorations should be visible from outside of the business. Senior Assisted or Independent Living Facilities are defined as apartment-type residences that are primarily intended for seniors ages 65+ as a rule. Decorations are concentrated to the door or entry way of the residence.
  2. Participants must be over the age of 18 and be a resident of Virden Township (or an organic extension of the township, such as those residences of Cemetery Road and Frontage Road, within reason.)
  3. One contest entry submission per address, per applicable category. A participant may enter both the Judged Residential and the Viewer’s Choice Residential, but may only win one prize category in the order of; Judged Residential 1st, 2nd, 3rd, then Viewer’s Choice Residential. This coincides with the projected prize values from largest to smallest. Participants will not be eligible to win the same prize category in two consecutive years, starting this year.
  4. For Judged Residential category there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes awarded by 3 Judges chosen by the Very Virden Christmas Committee. The Judging Criteria includes:
    • Overall appearance
    • Construction quality
    • Originality
    • Effort
    The judges will use a 4 point format as provided by the Very Virden Christmas Committee. Extra points may be given for moveable parts, music, gimmicks, or tying in with the Very Virden Christmas “Who-Ville” theme.
  5. For the Viewer’s Choice categories, winners will be chosen by vote hosted on the Very Virden Christmas website. One vote per person, per category is permitted.
  6. In the Viewer’s Choice categories including “votes”, the amount of votes received for each entry will be kept private until the end of the voting period. This information will be revealed at the end of the contest and once all of the winners have been notified.
  7. All picture uploads become the property of the Very Virden Christmas committee and can be used in print, social media, paid digital and website in future promotions.
  8. The contest closes – December 17th, 2023.
  9. Winners will be notified by telephone or email on or around December 18, 2023. Prizes will be available for pick up at the Town of Virden office during regular business hours and contest winners have 30 days to pick up their prize(s). Winners will also be announced on social media.
  10. Prizes have no cash value. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged for any other items or cash.
  11. Any decisions made by the Very Virden Christmas volunteer committee will be final.
  12. The Town of Virden, Valleyview Co-op, Sunrise Credit Union, Very Virden Christmas committee, suppliers, participating businesses, employees and families assume no responsibility for any claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses the contestant may incur while taking part in or resulting from participation in this contest and/or redemption of any prize.
 
  • Decorating Contest Rules & Regulations

    1. To enter the Judged Residential Category, confirm participation November 1th-23th on the Very Virden Christmas website at veryvirdenchristmas.ca. Judging will take place December 11th-15th.

    To enter one of the Viewer’s Choice Categories, you may submit your home or business by uploading a picture showing your decoration display to the Very Virden Christmas website at veryvirdenchristmas.ca.

    Submissions must be entered November 23rd – December 17th.

    Online Voting takes place from November 23rd – December 17th.

    Residential Properties are defined as properties including; single family homes, duplexes, condominiums, apartments with balconies, etc. Decorations must be visible from the street with the exception of the Viewer’s Choice categories.

    Business Property are defined as a storefront, building, or complex where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered. Decorations should be visible from outside of the business.

    Senior Assisted or Independent Living Facilities are defined as apartment-type residences that are primarily intended for seniors ages 65+ as a rule. Decorations are concentrated to the door or entry way of the residence.

    2. Participants must be over the age of 18 and be a resident of Virden Township (or an organic extension of the township, such as those residences of Cemetery Road and Frontage Road, within reason.)

    3. One contest entry submission per address, per applicable category. A participant may enter both the Judged Residential and the Viewer’s Choice Residential, but may only win one prize category in the order of; Judged Residential 1st, 2nd, 3rd, then Viewer’s Choice Residential. This coincides with the projected prize values from largest to smallest. Participants will not be eligible to win the same prize category in two consecutive years, starting this year.

    4. For Judged Residential category there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes awarded by 3 Judges chosen by the Very Virden Christmas Committee.

    The Judging Criteria includes:

    · Overall appearance

    · Construction quality

    · Originality

    · Effort

    The judges will use a 4 point format as provided by the Very Virden Christmas Committee. Extra points may be given for moveable parts, music, gimmicks, or tying in with the Very Virden Christmas “Who-Ville” theme.

    5. For the Viewer’s Choice categories, winners will be chosen by vote hosted on the Very Virden Christmas website at veryvirdenchristmas.ca. One vote per person, per category is permitted.

    6. In the Viewer’s Choice categories including “votes”, the amount of votes received for each entry will be kept private until the end of the voting period. This information will be revealed at the end of the contest and once all of the winners have been notified.

    7. All picture uploads become the property of the Very Virden Christmas committee and can be used in print, social media, paid digital and website in future promotions.

    8. The contest closes – December 17th, 2023.

    9. Winners will be notified by telephone or email on or around December 18, 2023. Prizes will be available for pick up at the Town of Virden office during regular business hours and contest winners have 30 days to pick up their prize(s). Winners will also be announced on social media.

    10. Prizes have no cash value. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged for any other items or cash.

    11. Any decisions made by the Very Virden Christmas volunteer committee will be final.

    12. The Town of Virden, Valleyview Co-op, Sunrise Credit Union, Very Virden Christmas committee, suppliers, participating businesses, employees and families assume no responsibility for any claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses the contestant may incur while taking part in or resulting from participation in this contest and/or redemption of any prize.

 

Prize pack – residential

 

 

Prize Pack 2 – residential

 

 

Prize pack 3 – Business

 

 

Gift Card

Value

 

Gift Card

Value

 

Gift Card

Value

 

Garb & Guise

$150

 

Virden Sport & Fashion

$50

 

CRT Electronics

$150

 

Virden Truck and Trailer – Co-op

$50

 

Arts  Mosaic

$50

 

McNeil Harasymchuk Mcconnell

$150

 

Virden Footwear

$50

 

Boston Pizza

$50

 

LRB Electronic

$150

 

Virden Ford

$150

 

Custom Creations

$100

 

Virden Truck and Trailer – Co-op

$50

 

Boston Pizza

$100

 

Pinnacle Plumbing & Heating

$150

 

 

 

 

Custom Creations

$50

 

Home Hardware

$150

 

 

 

 

Prairie Dental Life

$50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

StillWater Adventures

$150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virden Ag & Parts

$150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$900

 

 

$550

 

 

$500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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