The Second Annual 4th of July Home Front Decorating Contest is underway, and The Coronado Fourth of July is calling all Coronado residents to show their patriotic spirit and participate.
Residents are encouraged to express their creativity by decking out their homes in red, white and, of course, blue.
Promoting the beautification of homes in Coronado, The Coronado Fourth of July partnered with the Coronado Flower show for this year’s competition.
Residents and visitors alike will be able to reap the benefits of enjoying the decor.
A panel led by Coronado Floral Association 2023 Home Front judging co-chairs Kelly Kindorf and Lori P. Smith will judge houses based on their creativity, adherence to the storyline and theme, overall presentation, and appearance of (at least) one American flag and three additional patriotic elements.
This year’s theme is titled “An American Pageant,” and the winner will receive 10 covered-seating parade grandstand tickets, along with a feature at the parade.
Patriotism, splendor and pageantry
Smith said the theme was set to highlight patriotism, splendor and pageantry of all things Americana.
I can think of no better place to be on the 4th of July.”-Lori P. Smith, judge for Home Front Decorating Contest
“I can think of no better place to be on the 4th of July,” Smith said about Coronado.
Homes must be decorated and entry applications received by Friday, June 23.
The judging will occur on June 24 and June 25, and the winner will be announced on June 28.
All participants agree to have a photo of their home on the CFOJ website.
List of prizes
In addition to the 10 grandstand tickets, the winner will be announced on the CFOJ website, social media, press releases, and at the parade.
The top five winners will receive prizes from local shops around the island, Smith said.
She encouraged everyone to enter, with an overall goal of getting 50 participants.
How to enter
To enter the contest, find the online entry form at https://coronadofourthofjuly.com/contest/ or email entry info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants may also mail an entry with their name, address, contact information and judging date preference to the address below:
ATTN: Home Front Judging
CFOJ, PO Box 182041
Coronado, CA 92178
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