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Hometown Holiday Decorating Challenge on line entry form:
Choose only one category to be used for judging your entry
Pick only one

 By signing the entry form you give the Jay Focus Group permission to:
1. Use photographs of your entry on their webpages, Social Media & Event Advertising
2. Display a participation yard sign on the property for judging purposes Dec 1-Dec 21, 2022
3. Use your name & picture to give the Jay Focus Group Permission to: Use photographs of your entry on their webpages, Social Media & Event Advertising 

Thank you for entering the Jay Focus Group’s  


Here are a few items regarding the challenge we want you to remember: 

  • In early December, members from our committee will be placing a sign in your yard to show that your house is entered in our challenge. Please leave the sign up and someone from our committee will pick it up shortly after the challenge ends or you can help us out by dropping it off at the Jay Municipal Building. 

  • Please remember to send a photograph of your entry (front of house or street view only) to no later than December 4, 2022 so you can be entered to win the Grand Prize of $100. The Grand Prize along with 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected through an online voting platform at from December 9-16. Winners will be announced on December 19, 2022.  We encourage you to get your friends and family involved by spreading the word about our online voting.

  • Please make sure your lights and displays are on between the hours of 5-9 p.m. for our in person judging that will take place Dec., 9-18, 2022 

We are so glad you have chosen to show off your community spirit by participating in our decorating challenge which is meant to bring the towns of Jay, Troy/North Troy and Westfield a little closer together for the Holiday Season! Good Luck and enjoy your holidays. 

Rules and judging criteria:

1. Amateur decorators only: Entry must be completed by homeowners/residents with volunteered help but no Professional Paid Decorators are allowed to participate.

2. Entry forms for participation due by November 25, 2022 

3. Entries will be judged from the street or curbside front of the house only.

4. Choose only one category for judging purposes.

5. Pictures for Grand Prize judging must be submitted no later than Dec 2.  Online Voting for Grand Prize will start on December 9 and end on Dec 16.

6. Lights and Displays must remain lit between the hours of 5-9 p.m. starting December 9 until December 18 and should remain up through January 1, 2023.

7. Business Entries will not be eligible for cash prizes

8. In Person Judging will take place December 14th -17th    5 pm - 9 pm
Prize winners will be announced and awarded on December 19

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