It’s time to send in nominations for the Christmas Lighting Contest, sponsored this year by Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful, Great Plains Health, Bill Summers Ford and the North Platte Bulletin.

You have time to get things perfect: Entries will be judged this year Friday-Sunday, Dec. 14-16. The Christmas lights must be on from 5-10 p.m. those nights, and must be seen from the street.

The nomination deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Anyone can nominate a home — it can be your own. Submit the name of owner, address, brief description of the display and any directions that might help locate the property.

Send in the nominations one of these ways:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 308-534-8100 – leave a message with requested information.

Great Plains Health, Bill Summers and the North Platte Bulletin and will furnish prize money for the winners, and photos of the homes will be published in the Bulletin.

One winner will be selected in each of North Platte’s 4 city wards. First place will receive $50. Honorable mention may be given to those outside of city limits and within Lincoln County. Photos of the nominated yards are appreciated but not necessary.

Judging will be based on curb appeal, balance, theme and maintenance.

It’s important to get your nomination in, because only the homes that are nominated will be judged. One nomination is enough — the judges will decide the winners.

Photos of the top yards will be published in the North Platte Bulletin.

Good luck, and may the best bulbs win!