Win $100,000 for Mahwah Schools

Just about two weeks left to enter the Patch 'Deck the House' contest. Show off your decorations and get the shot to win $100K for Mahwah schools $500 to pay your electric bills!

We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s.

If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 to deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/mahwah.

Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district.

Our contest is right around the corner, so now’s the time to get your holiday decorations out of the attic and “deck” your house.

After all, ‘tis the season...

Jonathan N. Marcus December 12, 2012 at 03:51 PM
The contest only allows for the upload of a 30 second video with no sound. For those of us who have created light shows choreographed to music, a 30 second video with no sound is useless.
Jonathan N. Marcus December 12, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Jess: Thanks so much for letting me upload the video snippet above of some of my light show! This is about 4 minutes of what is around a 12 minute melody of Christmas songs to which the lights are choreographed. The video really doesn't do it justice as I cannot capture the whole yard in one frame and I was "technologically challenged" in trying to figure out the settings to use to film in darkness. Folks are free to come by and see the show if they would like. It turns on at darkness and runs on a continuous loop until a bit after midnight.


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