Burwood Christmas Lights Competition 2021

Published on 04 November 2021

Burwood Christmas Lights Competition

It is time to get your Christmas on! Celebrate your Festive spirit this year with Burwood’s Christmas Lights Competition. Residents and businesses are encouraged to theme their home or shopfront with prizes to be won and the prestige of being named Burwood’s best.

Entries for the 2021 Burwood Christmas lights competition open on Monday 15 November and close 5pm Monday 6 December. Preliminary Judging will take place day between 8.30pm - 11pm from Tuesday 7 December until Monday 13 December. Entrants are encouraged to have their display up until Monday 27 December.

Should you have any questions, please contact Burwood Council’s Media Team on 9078 6170 or email council@burwood.nsw.gov.au.


Terms & Conditions

Entry is free but only available to residents or business situated in the Burwood Local Government Area.

Only a completed form together with acceptance of competition terms and conditions will be considered as a legitimate entry. The form is available online.  

Judging and photographing will occur from Tuesday 7 December to Monday 13 December from 8.30pm to 11.00pm. Entrants do not need to be home but must ensure to have their display ready to be judged.

Judging of an entrant will only apply to exterior displays, and will be assessed from the front of the property. For apartments and units make sure it is visible from the street.

Judging is conducted through points awarded for appeal, originality, variety and overall presentation. The judges’ decision shall be final and no further correspondence shall be considered. The judge’s decision is final and no negotiation will be entered into.

People’s Choice judging will be conducted through Council’s Facebook page and run from Tuesday 7 December until Friday 17 December.

Entrants agree to have their names and street disclosed to media and marketing channels for marketing, judging and publicity purposes.

Entrants agree to have their property photographed for judging and publicity purposes.

Entrants accept responsibility for the safety of their property with issues pertaining but not limited to: electricity, pedestrians, equipment, decorations, damage and insurance. Entrants must consider the impact of their display in relation to safety and security of their property, vehicular and pedestrian traffic and must plan to ensure that any risks are minimised. The security of all aspects of the display is the sole responsibility of the entrant.

The misuse of electricity can cause injury or death. Entrants must not use any indoor lighting products outdoors and must comply with the safety instructions on all electrical products used. Electrical safety is paramount and must be exercised at all times. Misuse of electricity could lead to your disqualification from the competition.

Burwood Council and sponsors of this competition will accept no liability for any consequences such as damage, injury or theft arising out of entry to the competition or prizes accepted by entrants.

Charity collection boxes are prohibited unless a letter of authority from a registered charity is obtained and prominently displayed. Collections for personal gain of the entrant are strictly prohibited and will lead to disqualification from the competition.

Entrants are not to use the footpath, electrical poles or any property outside their boundary for any purpose of their display. Rental properties should seek written permission from their landlords before considering their display.

Failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions of Entry may lead to cancellation of entry and withdrawal of prizes.

The personal information supplied on the entry form is collected by Burwood Council for the purpose of processing entry to the Christmas Lights Competition and will be stored securely on Council’s Electronic Management System. At any time you have the right to access, view or correct the personal information you have provided. Please also note that information supplied as part of this competition may be the subject of a request to access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 [GIPAA].

Prize Categories

Judges Choice x 1
Judging of best home or business will only apply to exterior displays visible from the front of the property. Judging is conducted through points awarded for appeal, originality, variety and overall presentation.

Prize - $500 shopping voucher

People’s Choice x 1
The public get to vote of their favourite

Prize - $500 shopping voucher

Encouragement Award x 2
This is for property’s that have made a great effort

Prize - $150 shopping voucher