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2014 Holiday Lights Contest

For 27 years Metro Beautification & Environment Commission has been holding the annual Holiday Lights Contest! For those who love to decorate their homes for the holidays, we welcome you to participate in this annual Nashville tradition.

View the 2014 Holiday Lights Entries

Entry Guidelines and Rules for the 2014 Competition

  • The contest is open to all Davidson County Residents
  • Entries must be submitted by November 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM. All entries for the 2014 contest just be submitted using our online Holiday Lights Competition entry form.
  • The 2013 County-wide winner is not eligible for the 2014 competition.
  • All lights must be on by 6:00 PM from November 30 - December 6, 2014 for judging.
  • One award will be presented in each of the 35 Councilmanic Districts
  • Five regional awards will be presented.
  • One overall, countywide winner will be selected.
  • The week of December 8 through 12th the regional winners and countywide winner will be shown on NewsChannel 5 during the 6:30 news.

2014 Judging Criteria

  • First Impression - 25 Points
  • Design - 20 Points
  • Originality - 20 Points
  • Suitability to Site - 15 Points
  • Environmental Elements - 20 Points (environmental elements including recycling, energy conservation, etc.)

Highlights from the 2013 Ann Chapman Holiday Lights Contest!

This is among the highest number of entries received for the contest and we are delighted that Nashvillians showed their holiday spirit! The Holiday Lights competition has been a Nashville Tradition for Celebrating the Season for 26 Years.

View the 2013 entries

The Clements Family: 2013 Ann Chapman Holiday Lights Winner!!

Holiday Lights Contest Winners, 2013 - the Clements family stand in front of their winning house

Holiday Lights Contest Winners, 2013 - the Clements family receive their plaque

Holiday Lights Contest Winners, 2013 - house photo

Holiday Lights Contest Winners, 2013 - house - closeup

Holiday Lights Contest Winners, 2013 - Shaking hands

Holiday Lights Contest Winners, 2013 - Congratulations and embracing

The Clements Family has won the top honor in the 2013 Holiday Lights Contest, the County-Wide Overall Winner Award. Their home is located at 3518 Central Ave. According to Terry Clements, the display, 20 years in the making, is intended to create a child’s fantasy of what a living room ought to look like during the holidays. Their holiday light display has been dazzling neighbors and holiday light seekers for years. The Clements use recycled wood from renovations to their home in the creating of many of the handmade displays.

Councilmember-At-Large Ronnie Steine along with District 24 Councilmember Jason Holleman presented the award and congratulated Terry Clements and his family during a live announcement this past Friday on NewsChannel 5 at 6p.m. Also present were Randy Lovett, Public Works Acting Director, Veronica Frazier, Human Resources Director, and Sharon Smith, Metro Beautification and Environment Director.

The other four finalists for the 2013 contest are:

  • 212 Chapel Ave., Nashville, Tn. 37206
  • 1302 Birdsall St., Old Hickory, Tn. 37138
  • 2045 Stanford Village Dr., Antioch, Tn. 37013
  • 207 Trotwood Dr., Brentwood, Tn. 37027

The Holiday Lights competition, sponsored by Mayor Dean, Metro Public Works, MBEC, Nashville Electric Service, Alpha Limousine Service, and NewsChannel 5.

2045 Stanford Village Dr., Antioch, TN 37013
2013 Regional Holiday Lights Winners