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Quickly! It’s time to get your Christmas Lights Competition entry in

10 December 2019

The green light is now on for Gunnedah’s brightest competition, the Gunnedah Shire Christmas Lights Competition 2019.

Gunnedah Shire Council recently announced entries are now open, and is looking for as many households and businesses as possible to make this year’s display a really special one. Entries will close on Friday.

Whether you have a shopfront or go Christmas-mad at home, there is a category for just about everyone - but you must have your nomination in.

The six categories for the Christmas Lights Competition, includes the title of Santa Street, awarded annually for the street with the best and brightest light displays.

The Santa Street award comes with a winners’ plaque and a $100 Gunny Money Gift Card.

Other categories are:
• Best Decorated House for a prize of $200 Gunny Money Gift Card
• Best Nativity Scene for a prize of $50 Gunny Money Gift Card
• Best Christmas Theme in a Village for a prize of $50 Gunny Money Gift Card
• Judges’ Choice Award for a prize of $50 Gunny Money Gift Card
• Best Dressed Shopfront Window for a prize of $50 Gunny Money Gift Card.

The competition closes at 5pm on this Friday, December 13, and will be judged by Councillors on Tuesday, December 17, with the winners to be announced on Wednesday, December 18.

Entry forms are available online at and hard copies can be picked up from Gunnedah Shire Council, Gunnedah Shire Library or the Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre.

Completed nomination forms can be submitted in person to Gunnedah Shire Council at 63 Elgin Street, Gunnedah, via email to, or by mail to Gunnedah Shire Christmas Lights Competition, PO Box 63, Gunnedah NSW 2380.

Photo caption: Sparkling display – A Gunnedah house decked out in Christmas lights.


Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.