Add sparkle to your home for Christmas and win
YOU don't have to venture far to realise Christmas is near.
This year the Coffs Coast Advocate is giving you extra incentives to ignite the Yuletide spirit.
Today we're launching our Christmas Lights competition and with $1250 in Bunnings vouchers up for grabs, who wouldn't want to make the effort to add a little sparkle to their homes?
All you have to do is send us a high resolution (ie, around 1mb) photograph of your Christmas lights, as well as your name, address and contact details.
We'll be creating a directory of the local homes festooned with lights so everyone can share your joy.
Our panel of Santa's little helpers will be selecting one display as the winner of our 2014 Christmas Lights competition.
The owners will win a $500 Bunnings voucher.
Two runners-up will each receive a $250 Bunnings voucher, as will the creators of the best Christmas display on the Northern Beaches between Moonee and Red Rock, if that home isn't selected as the overall winner.
Click here to email your entries to the Coffs Coast Advocate.
The winners will be announced in the Coffs Coast Advocate on Saturday, December 20.
The Coffs Coast Advocate's chief photographer Trevor Veale said to maximise your chance of taking great images of Christmas Lights:
- Take images at dusk.
- Set your camera to 'night scene' mode.
- Use a tripod or rest your camera on a fence post, car bonnet or letter box.