13069 Orono Parkway
P.O. Box 430
Elk River, MN 55330-0430
Phone: 763.441.2020
Fax: 763.441.8099
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2015 Light Up the Neighborhood Contest

It all starts out with a few strings of unassuming icicle lights you've hung from the roof of your house.  But then you notice your neighbors home has a few more lights than yours. You add more, they add more, and then you find yourself in a vicious cycle.  Every weekend is spent driving around town to see what your "competition" has displayed. You find yourself hitting every local retail store in search of more LED lights, inflatable snowmen, and any animated holiday character you can get your hands on!  And then the unthinkable, your suddenly on a first name basis with the cashiers.  If any of this sounds familiar, you're a perfect candidate for our 2015 Light Up the Neighborhood Contest.

So here's how it works.  You must be in Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) electric service territory to be eligible for the contest.  Application form must be completed and returned to the ERMU office by December 4, 2015.  There are five winner categories:

Grand Prize:  $125.00
First Runner-Up:  $75.00
Second Runner-Up:  $50.00
Most Creative:  $50.00
Best Use of LED Lighting:  $50.00
*Community Ed HOPE Award:   $50.00

Prizes will be awarded as a credit on your utility bill.  One winner per category *excluding the HOPE Award which is judged separately so all entries still qualify.
The judging will be done December 9th through the 12th and the winners will be announced on December 15th.  Please be sure to have your display lit all of the nights of judging. LED lighting is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged as well as a timer to limit energy consumption.  If you are switching to LED lights and have old incandescent holiday lights, they can be recycled at City Hall during regular business hours.

Enter to Win!!  Click Here to Download an Entry Form.