"Holiday Decorating Contest . . . "


Well, the holiday season is finally here again!  And since we had SO much fun last year - sharing images of our homes all decorated for the holidays - let's do it again.  For those of you who have been long-time readers, you'll know how MUCH I love decorating for the holidays.  The smell of fresh cedar.  The feel of pine sap on my fingers.  Maybe some holiday music on the stereo.  

Don't fret - you'll get to see what I've been doing at the house this year - but, I really want to see what y'all have been up to . . . So, I'm pleased to announce the second annual" Tartanscot Holiday Decorating Contest! "

There are three categories that you can enter :

1)  Christmas Tree ( lights. ornaments. creativity. )

2)  Dining Room ( it's one of the best times of the year to entertain.  Let's see that dining table! )

3)  Fireplace Mantel.  ( let your imagination sparkle! )

How to do it:

1)  Decorate your home. 

2)  Take digital photos.

3)  Email your images (along with your name and address) to "HolidayContest@SMWDesign.com" 

But, don't think it will just be me here - throwing darts at the wall to see who's going to win.   Tune in later this week to meet our panel of Celebrity Judges - a collection of designers and bloggers from around the world.  

And it's not just for bragging rights - images of the winning entries will be posted here on Tartanscot during Christmas week - and I'll also be announcing our special prizes for the contest later in the week.  

Now, for the small print:

Contest begins on Friday December 2th and ends at 11:59
p.m., E.T. on Saturday December 17, 2011. Winners 
will be announced on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

The contest is open to both interior designers and 
design enthusiasts who want an opportunity to showcase
their work in the 'Tartanscot Holiday Decorating Contest'.
Submit clear photographs (up to a maximum of four photos per category)
of each room designed by you to (HolidayContest@SMWDesign.com). It
can be either your own personal home or a home designed by you for a
client, just as long as it is your OWN work.
Photograph from every angle, including close-ups and special details. 
Images should be no larger than 1MB and in jpg format. 
Provide your full name and address.

Cheers and best of luck,


Tiffany Kadani said…
Wow! I don't have the skills but I cannot wait to see the results. What a wonderful way to showcase your readers' talents.
Dancing -

We really did have a GREAT time last year sharing everyone's pictures. I totally wanted it to be a regular feature.

Jeremiah said…
Sounds like a ton of fun but I'm surprised you don't have a 'most beautiful truck' category. I know I'd rule!

Great blog, thanks for the effort. J.
Great idea!! Love it, dont' think I will have moved in time to participate, what a bummer, I love decorating AND a competition! Will look forward to seeing all the entries..
Oh how exciting. I JUST finished painting my dining room navy blue and even though it is not completely finished, I am excited for its first holiday season!

I didn't find you until this year so this will my first December following your blog. :-) Thank you!
Bruce Barone said…

We do not have a fireplace mantel.

But I am sure to come up with something to share?

Did you see the "form" in the backyard with her lights?
Unknown said…
Love that truck with the wreath! I was thinking this morning that I needed to get my "truck" (suv) washed and garnished with a wreath. Now, I must!

On to decor....thanks to your inspiration, I am hosting a Mad for Plaid party on the 16th. I'll definitely send you photos...just for fun.

I'll see what I've got for the contest, too!

xo Elizabeth
katiedid said…
Can not wait! It was so much fun last year to see all of the creativity!!!!
Anonymous said…
Love every one of these Winter Wonderland Creations ...and would love, love, love to have entrant, Karen Frame's green wall paint resource, please:)
Manufacturer and precise name of the color:)
Blessed Christmas to all! Dolley C.
MJ said…
Wow..this will be my 1st time entering your contest. I found you via the fabulous Artie of Color Outside the Lines.

Im loving your blog and hope you will enjoy my entry...Artie actually inspired my tree this year. He had a big part in it's creation.

Happy Holidays, xoxo your new fan

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