HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST RULES
& REGISTRATION

2020 is the year the 4th stood still.
Instead of coming to Rutland’s 4th, let the 4th come to you. 

“It’s time to kick-up our heels and celebrate America at our best, at our proudest,
at our most outrageous and perhaps even our most rebellious!  In true American fashion
we’re going to paint this town - paint it Red, White & Blue!”

This is the description of our 2020 theme, NOW we are asking you to prove it! Show us your spirit Rutland! Show your true American colors. Show we will not give up our 4th of July!
Like true patriots we will rally! Choose your decade and paint it red, white and blue! 
What decade resides at your address?

Rutland’s Official House Decorating Contest Rules

  • Independence Day displays must be visible from the road. All participants will be assigned a number for voting. Please display your number where voters can see it.
     

  • Display must be spectator ready during contest dates & times. July 4th from 1-3 pm.
     

  • Displays may consist of any Decade, Patriotic or Summer themes.
     

  • Both residents and businesses can enter this contest. The residents or business addresses entered must be located in Rutland.
     

  • By entering this contest you are agreeing to have your address on the map and on the list of address for advertising purposes of this contest online. If you win, your name or business name will be announced as a winner on the 4th of July Website and Facebook page.
     

  • By entering this contest you agree and acknowledge that the Town of Rutland, the Rutland 4th of July Committee and all its volunteers are fully harmless for any and all losses that you may incur as a result of participating in this contest.
     
  • Email registration (using the button below) and send $20 entry fee by June 20th.
     

  • All proceeds from this contest go towards the Rutland 4th of July Gift Account for this and future events.
     

  • There will be a GRAND PRIZE trophy and a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbon to the 4 top displays.
     

  • Judging will be done by the public a voting link will be posted on Rutland 4th of July Website and Facebook page 7/4/20.

Please submit the following information and send a $20 suggested donation.

Name of family or business

Property address

Preferred email address

Phone number

Donations accepted online using button below OR make the check payable to The Rutland 4th of July Gift Account
Mail to: Rutland 4th of July Committee250 Main StreetRutland, MA  01543