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2020 Santa Clara

Yard Decorating

Contest

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Entry Deadline on September 26, 2020 has passed. 

The Santa Clara Parade of Champions has always been a celebration of people, non-profits, businesses, organizations, and traditions; bridging communities in Santa Clara and beyond.  We are asking members of the community to celebrate with us by decorating their businesses, organizations, homes or whole neighborhoods. 

 

Don’t have a yard? No? Decorate your porch, a window, a doorway or something else visible from the street or sidewalk.

Show off your community spirit with the best creative display; or salute our first responders and essential workers as inspiration; or go wild with your own ideas incorporating our 2020 Parade theme: America's Heroes. The purpose of decorating is to unleash your creativity and bring a smile to your friends and neighbors and anyone that drives by.  

The Santa Clara Parade of Champions Committee will provide you with a lawn sign with your assigned # so folks know how to VOTE for your home, we will produce a virtual map with the locations of all our registered yards, so folks can plan a walk, bike or drive around the various neighborhoods and businesses to site see, vote and share the celebration via social media.  There are 5 categories you can win in, and one of them is People's Choice.  Tell your friends and share on Social Media to help increase your chances of winning--its a fun and friendly competition! 

We invite all of Santa Clara to participate.

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Yard Decorating Contest

WOW!  Santa Clara Parade of Champions has always been a celebration of people, non-profits, businesses, organizations, and traditions; bridging communities in Santa Clara and beyond. This year you did not disappoint.   

 

You let our Community and Front Heroes know  you are grateful for all the things that went right this year.   Your creative displays inspired us all.  

 

The Santa Clara Parade of Champions Committee provided a virtual map with the locations of all our registered yards, so your neighbors plan a walk, bike or drive around your neighborhood and enjoy the celebration.

We are grateful to all the residences and businesses that participated!  

This is how Judging work


During the week of October 4, 2020 a procession of VIPS will choose from the photos submitted online and randomly visit those sites to choose the 5 winners in each category.  

 

You can win in any of these categories. For People's Choice you can only vote once for each site.  The Theme is America's Heroes--make it your masterpiece.

  • Best Theme: Residence​

  • Best Theme: Business or Organization

  • Neighborhood Spirit: Best decorated property in a particular area of Santa Clara

  • District Challenge: Overall Outstanding Theme. Only one District can win!

  • People’s Choice Award: Online public voting at our website

 

Winners were announced on October 10 during the SC Virtual Parade of Champions! Prizes were distributed on Oct 21st.

Entry

STEP 1: REGISTER YOUR DISPLAY!

  • Registration is FREE!

  • You will be added to our Yard Decorating Contest Map.

  • Parade of Champions Yard Decorating Contest lawn sign that will magically appear in your lawn, no need to touch it or interact with anyone. We will be collecting them on Oct 12th and thereafter.

 

The more registered yards in your neighborhood, the better your chances are for having a VIP Procession to come by, so get your neighbors involved too!

STEP 2: DECORATE YOUR PORCH, FRONT YARD, WINDOW, DOORWAY or BUSINESS

  • Go inspirational or go wild with your own ideas. The point of decorating is to unleash your creativity and inspire hope for your friends and neighbors.

  • Yards must be fully decorated by 12 noon on Saturday, September 26, and able to stay up until midnight Saturday, October 10.

  • Yards must be appropriate for a family friendly audience. No politics or controversy. 

STEP 3: EXPLORE, CELEBRATE, SHARE.  WE HAVE PEOPLE'S CHOICE THIS YEAR! EVERY VOTE COUNTS BUT YOU CAN ONLY VOTE ONCE IN EACH CATEGORY.

  • Check the Yard Decorating Contest Map often to see how the celebration is growing! 

  • Go for a walk around your neighborhood, take pictures of the Yards you find, and tag us on social to help share the joy! Share on our Facebook page!
    #santaclarastrong  #SCParade  #SCParadeofChampions  @scparadeofchampions  #santaclaravirtualparade

  • The more people who take part, the more celebration there is to share, so get your friends and neighbors involved! 

Entry Deadline September 26 has passed.

Rules & Regulations:

 

 

  • Displays must be fully decorated by decorated by 12 noon on Saturday, September 26 at the latest, and able to stay up through the end of day on Saturday, October 10.

  • Displays should not focus on religious, political campaigning, ideological, or controversial themes or issues. Use of any political sign, social or political material is not permitted.

  • Santa Clara Parade of Champions Committee reserves the right to exclude any displays that do not meet our guidelines or that feature content not aligned with our mission.

  • Registration for the Yard Parade and/or tagging with related photos or videos on social media, grants the Santa Clara Parade of Champions committee permission to use your images and footage on any platform.

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