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Light Up CH 2022

About the competition

Each year council holds the Light Up CH competition to encourage residents and businesses to adorn their premises with lights and decorations.

Hundreds of families drive around at Christmas time to view the displays at night. Let’s make our region shine during the festive season. Light up your home, rural property or business and capture the magical atmosphere of the holidays. Tinsel the trees or fence, put decorations in your front window, play festive music or hang lights.

This year’s categories:

  • First and second place winners in the following areas:
    • North
      • Capella
      • Tieri
    • East
      • Blackwater
      • Dingo
      • Duaringa
      • Bluff
      • Bauhinia
    • South
      • Rolleston
      • Springsure
      • Arcadia Valley
    • West/Central
      • Emerald
      • Comet
      • Gemfields
      • Gindie
  • Rural surrounds winner in the above areas (inclusive of above areas)
  • Business/community organisation display proudly sponsored by Ergon
  • Beryl Callaghan Spirit of Christmas Award (inclusive of above areas)
  • People’s Choice Award

Entries are now open until 11.59 pm Sunday 04 December 2022.

Judging to take place on 6, 7, and 8 December.

To vote in the 2022 People’s Choice Awards visit Have Your Say Central Highlands from 9.00 am Sunday 18 December.

  • Enter now

    Light Up CH 2022

    • So we can let you know if you win!
    • So we can keep you updated!
    • Where is the display? Include town name.
      All entries will be considered for the Beryl Callaghan Spirit of Christmas award. Photo entries will be considered for the People's Choice Award.
    • Max. file size: 50 MB.
      Photos of displays are mandatory to be considered for rural property display, business or community organisation display, Beryl Callaghan and people's choice award
    • By clicking 'submit' you agree to the conditions of entry

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  • Categories and prizes
    Residential Displays
    There will be a winner and a runner-up house awarded for each of the above-mentioned areas (North, East, South, West/Central)
    First place: $250.00

    Second place: $100.00

    Rural Display
    There will be a first and runner-up awarded for this category across all the above-mentioned areas.
    First place: $250.00
    Second place: $100.00


    Business / Community Organisation Display
    There will be a first and runner-up awarded for this category across all the above-mentioned areas.
    First place: $250.00
    Second place: $350.00 radio ad courtesy of Hit FM. 
    Sponsored by Ergon and Hit FM

    The Beryl Callaghan Spirit Of Christmas Award
    Presented to the display that best demonstrates the spirit of the festive season in honour of the late Beryl Callaghan.
    Prize: $250.00

    People’s Choice Award
    Prize: $250.00
  • Conditions of entry

    By entering you indicate that you have read and agree to the below conditions:

    • Only properties in the Central Highlands Regional Council area are eligible.
    • Completed entries must be submitted to Central Highlands Regional Council before 5.00 pm on the day the entry period closes.
    • By entering you consent to your address and/or lights photo to be published.
    • Lights must be on between 7.00 and 11.00 pm during the judging period.
    • Entries in the ‘Best business/ Community organisation display’ category must include a photograph (digital or printed) for judging.
    • It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure their display is safe. Competition sponsors accept no responsibility for costs or injuries which may occur as a result of entry.
    • Winners (as selected by the judging panel) will be announced on a date to be advised and on council’s website and Facebook page.
    • Prize money will be awarded as VISA gift cards.
  • Safety warning

    Central Highlands Regional Council urges participants to remain safety conscious while setting up and pulling down lights, as well as ensure that electrical equipment is in good working order. 

    Please visit Ergon Energy’s website for advice and tips on festive lighting.

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