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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Decorate Your Home for Independence Day (Contest)

Home Decorating Contest


A Community Program by the Evergreen Park Recreation Department.

Bring out the red, white and blue, along with a little extra creativity this summer as the Village rolls out its 2021 DECORATE FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY CONTEST.

The guidelines are very simple; channel your patriotic and artistic flair and decorate your house and yard to your heart’s content.  This can include flags, posters, floral arrangements; the sky is the limit.

Take a nice photo. 

Whether you take it with your phone or a digital camera, please shoot it in HORIZONTAL format. That is, with the phone on its side, longways. NOT vertically.  

Email it to in jpg format.

Each of our four quadrants will have two judges (who are members of the community and are not employed by the Village of Evergreen Park.)  

There will be one winner in each quadrant, and each will receive a gift card for an Evergreen Park business.

When you submit your photo, please include your address in the body of the email so that our judge can take a walk down your street and see the house in all its “live” glory.

In the subject line of the email, please say “Home Decorating Contest – NE” (or, NW, SE, SW, whichever quadrant in which you live.)

You can begin submitting photos whenever you like, but the deadline to submit is Monday, June 28. 

The judges will make their final decisions on Wednesday, June 30 and the winners will be notified on Thursday, July 1.  Winners will be invited to be recognized at the Village Board Meeting on Monday, July 19, where they will receive their prizes.

All of the photos submitted will be worked into a beautiful video photo montage that will run on our website over Fourth of July weekend.

For further information, or if you have any questions, just give the Recreation Department a call at (708) 229-3373.

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