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Posted on: September 7, 2023

2023 Halloween Home Decorating Contest

Halloween Decorating Contest

Do you love Halloween? Show us your spooktacular decorations by entering the City of Derby’s Halloween Home Decorating Contest if you dare!

Out-BOO your neighbors in one of two home categories:

  • Spookiest 
  • Most Creative 

There will also be a "Mayor's Pick" winner.

All participants must submit two photos of their entry. Photos need to be taken by the resident. City staff will not take pictures.

This is an online contest where winners will be determined by the number of likes each photo receives on the City of Derby’s Facebook page,

The contest is free to enter. Entry deadline is October 16 with judging beginning Oct. 20 and running through Oct. 31. People are encouraged to judge not only by photos but by visiting each entry to see it in person. A map will be available of all participating homes on Oct. 20.

Winners will be announced Nov. 3. Each winner will receive a $100 gift card to a local Derby business of their choice.

See the contest rules and register to participate at

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