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Posted on: November 30, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Holiday House Decorating Contest

The City of Bowie’s 31st Annual Holiday House Decorating Contest is approaching! Brighten up for the holidays by entering your house, a friend’s, or neighbors. Prizes include 2 $100 Family Award Winners, 10 best of Bowie Awards (a White House tree ornament) and 10 spirit awards( A Belair Mansion tree ornament.)

The contest is free to enter and open to any resident within city limits who submits an entry form by the deadline. Entry forms are available, on the City’s website at and they may also be picked up at City Hall.

On the entry form, residents must select the appropriate category: Colonial, Religious or Traditional. Entry forms must be returned to City Hall by Monday, December 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM. Lights and decorations should be visible when judging takes place on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 6:00 to 11:00 PM. Those adults who are interested in being a judge are encouraged to contact City Hall.

All contest entrants are invited to a Holiday Awards Reception at City Hall on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

For additional information, call City Hall at 301-809-3078 or email

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