Homes & businesses both have the opportunity to show their Apple Festival spirit with one of our decorating contests. Participants decorate displays to reflect the year's theme.
Be sure to take time during the Apple Festival to visit participating homes and businesses to admire their hard work! Names and addresses of participants will be listed below.
This themed outdoor decorating contest is for both homes and businesses who want to move beyond the window and decorate outdoors. No display is too big or too small! Winners are awarded in two categories: Business & Residential. And of course, the contest is completely free!
WHO CAN ENTER THE CURB-A-PEEL CONTEST:
Murphysboro homes and businesses with OUTDOOR displays.
1st Place: $100 prize, Trophy & Recognition Sign in front of the display
2nd Place: $75 prize & Trophy
3rd Place: $25 prize & Trophy
Visual Presentation - 25 Points: Is the display impressive at first glance? Does it have a good overall balance or arrangement and is not too “busy”.
Creativity / Originality - 15 Points: Is there innovation in the presentation? What makes it unique?
Theme - 15 Points: How well does the spirit of the Apple Festival shine through?
Workmanship/Effort - 15 Points: Is effort evident and is the display made up of attractive materials?
Apples - 15 Points: Quality and best use of apples are presented.
Extra - 15 Points: Use of color(s), humor, educational qualities, animation, lights, etc.
Over the years, we've seen some very creative and beautiful window displays. Do you think you can make your window memorable? The Window Display Contest is only open to businesses with indoor displays without any outside decorations. The contest is free to enter.
WHO CAN ENTER THE WINDOW DISPLAY CONTEST:
Murphysboro businesses with indoor-only window displays
WINDOW DISPLAY PRIZES:
1st Place: Riseling Trophy, $100 prize, and an American Flag (donated by Marlene McGregor Gibbs)
2nd Place: Trophy & $75 prize
3rd Place: Trophy & $25 prize
Theme - 10 points: How well is the theme demonstrated?
Originality - 10 points: How well are imagination, simplicity, and clarity demonstrated?
Balance - 10 points: Does the window have a good overall balance to eliminate bulkiness, shallowness, and barren spots?
Eye Appeal - 10 points: Is the window impressive and striking?
Color Combination - 10 points: Does the window have a complementary or contrasting color scheme?
Workmanship - 10 points: Is good workmanship evident and is the window made of attractive material?
Apples - 10 points: Quality and best use of apples are demonstrated.
Animation -10 points: Is motion used to accentuate the design?
Sound - 10 points: Does the sound add to the attractiveness of the window?
Extra Attractive Qualities - 10 points: Does the display have humorous, unique, or educational qualities?
Due to many issues related to COVID, unfortunately, the 2021 Curb-A-Peel Contest has been canceled.
WHERE: Displays - Murphysboro Business Storefronts & Homes
Awards - The Appletime Stage
WHEN: Displays - Mon, Sept 13th through Sat, Sept 18th
Judging - Monday, September 13th
Awards - Announced at Opening Ceremony, Wed, Sept 15th, 5:00 pm
Registration deadline is September 8th!
For more information or questions regarding the Window Display or Curb-A-Peel Contests, please contact the Murphysboro Apple Festival Office.