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City accepting nominations for annual Holiday Lighting Contest

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GILLETTE, Wyo. — The annual holiday lighting contest is in full swing and nominations are currently being accepted, according to the City of Gillette. 

Per the city, all homes in Gillette city limits are eligible for nomination from the homeowner, a neighbor or anyone else no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 10. All participants need to be 18 years of age.

All nominations will be reviewed on Dec. 11 by judges from the Campbell County Senior Center, who will select their Judge’s Choice Winners, with $300 going to first place, $200 going to second place and $100 going to third place. 

In addition to Judge’s Choice, 10 homes will be selected to be judged for the People’s Choice Awards and will be published by local news publications, the city says. 

Voting for People’s Choice will take place on Facebook pages for the city and the Gillette News-Record starting Dec. 16. Winners will be judged on the combined number of likes that each house or address receives. 

For People’s Choice, $300 will go to first place, $200 to second place and $100 to third place. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

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