Help us find best holiday displays

Disappointed that no Christmas display contest is being held in Sweet Home this year?

We have good news. The New Era has decided to hold its own, admittedly humble, competition.

Here’s how it works: Tell us where to find the most impressive holiday display lights, characters, music, dancing, etc. in your neighborhood or elsewhere, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a year’s subscription to The New Era in a drawing. Not only that, the family whose display is judged the most spectacular (by judges to be designated by us) will receive a year’s subscription as well. Plus, we’ll photograph the winning display, plus a few others that were particularly spectacular.

You can recommend as many displays as you like, as many times as you like, but multiple submissions do not increase your chance to win as a “tipster.” Once we have your name and number, you’re entered.

We will list the displays you recommend in next week’s newspaper, on Dec. 21, so folks wishing to view them will be able to know where to go. The scope of this contest is the Sweet Home School District boundaries.

Here’s how you play: E-mail us at [email protected] and list the address(es) that you are recommending. Give us your name and phone number and your name will be entered into the drawing, with the winner receiving a year’s subscription (your name won’t be published unless you win. We need your number only to contact you).

If you don’t have e-mail, call us at (541) 367-2135 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the next three days and give us the information requested above. Deadline is Friday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m.

Our judges will select the Best Display winner based on their own subjective criteria. We’ll report both the tip-off winner and the display winner when we list the hot locations in next week’s paper.