Win $100K For Hopatcong and Sparta Schools in Patch's 'Deck the House' Contest

Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $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 here from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16.

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......

Nancy Law December 02, 2012 at 08:59 AM
Our schools get more than enough money. The problem is what they DO with the money is NOT helping our kids do well in life. Constantly throwing more MONEY at FAILING schools has NOT worked. It is lazy teachers, LOW content and LOW standards that need improvement. Explain how throwing MONEY at schools when the REAL PROBLEMS are IGNORED will change anything. Heck, I'd be thrilled if OLD books were used - the content was meaty and kids LEARNED MORE.
daniella sacco December 03, 2012 at 03:32 PM
I was looking for our local Christmas Decorating Contest. We are not "over-the -top" but we did place 2nd a few years ago. The house decorating is an event shared by daughter and husband, it’s certainly not worthy of a national contest. I agree with Nancy Law; it's unfortunate that this prize would be awarded to the local public schools. We don't send our children to the public schools; therefore I would want the prize to go to my school of choice. They would be most grateful to receive a $100,000.00 donation.


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