Deck the Halls and Win $100,000 for Oxford's Public Schools

Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools!

Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best-dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached.

Here’s how the contest works. Beginning today and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill.

From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8 you will be able to vote for the Best Decked House in all of Patch. The grand prize winner’s school district will receive a $100,000 check from Patch.

So, get out your lights and ladders (and your competitive spirit)! Whether your style is sophisticated or silly, we want you to dress up your house in the name of good cheer and our kids. At the very least, Oxford will be decked out like it’s never been before. And if we win, what better gift could we give to Oxford's kids?

Enter Now! deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/oxford-ct.

If you’ve got any questions, post them below and we’ll share the answers with everyone in town. Click here for full. 

Janis Hardy December 09, 2011 at 03:30 PM
What a great idea! Let's get decorating, Oxford!
Diane Soracco December 10, 2011 at 12:31 PM
Wow! This is great. Who is up to the challenge?
Ed Smith December 08, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I nominate the house on 67 next to Oxford Liquor store. Some great timers on thos trees, real fast and perfect motion. Every year an awesome display, THANK YOU to whoever puts all that effort and electricity into making the entry into Oxford so beautiful!
Dad in Oxford December 10, 2012 at 03:05 AM
To me, that house is annoying and distracting. I'm surprised those lights haven't caused an accident yet. There are many houses that are much better decorated and don't look like runway lights.
Me December 10, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Always one wet blanket in the bunch
Connie Koskelowski December 23, 2012 at 12:59 AM
I nominate the house next to the old Catnip Acres Barn......on Christian Street. It looks just like a Gingerbread House and is so neatly done.


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