Calling All Creepy and Creative Souls:

Calling all Burnaby residents – it’s your time to shine! The Burnaby Halloween Festival Decorating Contest & Grant is calling on you to bring out your creepiest, most creative ideas and join the spookiest house decorating challenge ever. Not only will you have the opportunity to show off your decorating skills, but you’ll also have a chance to win cash prizes and neighborhood bragging rights.

The 2023 second annual Neighbourhood Decorating Contest is an integral part of the month-long Burnaby Halloween Festival. This contest is absolutely FREE and open to all Burnaby residents who want to take their decorating game to the next level and give their neighbors a delightful fright. In fact, we encourage houses on the same block to join in the fun and increase the overall spooky atmosphere.

The Devilish Details:

Here’s how you can participate and win:

  1. Submission: Residents can submit a photograph of their decorated house via the uploader on the contest page. Make sure to capture the essence of your spooky masterpiece.
  2. Prizes: There are multiple prizes up for grabs, including first, second, and third place, the people’s choice award, and the best neighbourhood prize.
  3. Judging Criteria: A panel of judges will assess each official entry based on the following criteria:
    • Originality and Creativity: How unique and inventive is your Halloween display?
    • Adherence to Theme: Does your decoration align with the Halloween theme?
    • Workmanship: How well-crafted and detailed is your display?
    • Overall Effect: What kind of spooky impression does your decoration leave?
  4. Interactive Map: Every entry will be added to an interactive map, allowing the public to explore the best-decorated yards and homes in Burnaby. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work to the entire city!

The Burnaby Halloween Festival Decorating Contest promises to be a spine-tingling adventure for all who dare to participate. As you embark on this eerie journey, remember that the true magic of Halloween lies in the creativity and community spirit that this contest embodies. Whether you’re a master of the macabre or just dipping your toes into the cauldron of decoration, your efforts are sure to cast a spell of delight on the entire city. So, gather your cobwebs, carve your pumpkins, and let your imagination run wild. We can’t wait to see the ghostly wonders you conjure up this year. Happy decorating, Burnaby, and may the spookiest house reign supreme!