The 1st annual Leonard Street Christmas Lighting Competition will be held this season with the following dates:Entry Application Period: 11/01/20 through 12/01/20

       Judging Period: 12/02/20 through 12/04/20

       Winners Announced: 12/06/20

Please read these rules and instructions and if you have any questions contact Living Waters: A Wesleyan Church at 616-677-3339. Entry applications are   available at Living Waters: A Wesleyan Church and The Tallmadge Township Hall, or on-line at



Entry Guidelines & Rules

  • Entry is FREE, No costs or fees apply.
  • The contest is open to all Tallmadge Residents and Businesses located on Leonard Street west of 8th Ave and east of 24th Ave. House must be visible from Leonard Street.
  • Judging will be based on “curb appeal” as viewed from the street only. Therefore only those decorations located on the street side of the property will be judged (corner lots will be judged from both streets). Judges will not enter the property to view back or side yards.
  • The contest is for exterior decorations only, including window decorations visible from the exterior. Judging will be done from exterior of residents only.
  • Entry Applications must be received no later than 5pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
  • Judging will be done from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 12/02/20 and Thursday, 12/03/20. Depending on the number of entries, judging may continue from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m on Friday, 12/04/14. All judging will be completed no later than 8:00 p.m. on 12/04/20.
  • Be creative, be festive, have fun!



Judging Criteria

  • First Impression – 35 points
  • Design – 20 points
  • Originality – 25 points
  • Creativity – 20 points
Total of 100 Possible Points


Competition Registration Form