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Holiday Lights Contest

Holiday Lights Contest


Forward Janesville, Alliant Energy & Local Business Partners Announce 2nd Annual Holiday Lights Contest is underway.

Forward Janesville and premier sponsor Alliant Energy are proud to announce that they will be hosting the second annual "Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it Glow" Holiday Lights Contest for 2021. Also collaborating on this community outreach event is Coldwell Banker The Realty Group, Whiton House Consulting, Advantage Homes, Inc., Nowlan Law and Jax Custom Printing.

The contest's purpose is to create a sense of community and cheer by recognizing residents and businesses that go above and beyond in decorating for the holiday season.

Participation is FREE and open to the first 35 registrants on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, December 31 midnight. To be eligible, participants must submit a photo of their light display along with their registration. Decorations include exterior and window decorations and must be visible from the roadway.

Judging will occur between Saturday, January 1 and Thursday, January 6, from 5:30-9 PM. Contest winners will be announced on the Forward Janesville website and Facebook on Tuesday, January 11.

An exciting component of this contest is that winners will also be part of giving to local Forward Janesville member non-profit organization, as our generous prize sponsors will donate funds to the non-profit of each winner's choice from a pre-determined list.

  • 1st Prize: $700; $350 in local FJI member gift cards to the winner plus $350 to an FJI member non-profit. Sponsored by: Coldwell Banker The Realty Group
  • 2nd Prize: $500; $250 in local FJI member gift cards to the winner plus $250 to an FJI member non-profit. Sponsored by: Whiton House Consulting.
  • 3rd Prize: $250; $125 in local gift cards to the winner plus $125 to an area non-profit of the winner's choice. Co-sponsored by: Advantage Homes, Inc. and Nowlan Law.

This year we are also awarding a People's Choice award. Community members can vote for their favorite light display between January 1-January 6. The winner will receive $75 in Forward Janesville member gift cards, and $75 will be awarded to a Forward Janesville non-profit. Voting for People's Choice opens Saturday, January 1 and ends Thursday, January 6. To place your vote, text (507) 568-2172. A map of all contestants with voting numbers will be posted on Facebook and the Forward Janesville website on Saturday, January 1.

To enter the contest, visit and download the fillable registration.

Please contact Jenny Tschudy at (608) 757-3160 or via email at with questions. We look forward to your participation and sharing your lighted greeting card to the community.