Bowie announces holiday house decorating contests winners -- Gazette.Net


Twenty-two Bowie homes have been recognized as the most festive homes by the city government.

The city of Bowie announced the winners of its 34th annual 2012 holiday house decorating contest on Dec. 14. Winning homes were judged by a panel of area residents who volunteered to judge the homes, said Larry Pierce, the city’s director of community services.

Winning homes were given points based on creativity, appearance and effort, according to the contest rules.

As winners, in the competition, they’re required to maintain their displays until the end of December, according to the contest rules. All of the winners received certificates of participation and lawn signs announcing their achievements.

“It’s a very popular event,” Pierce said.”We have folks who start doing the decorations in October. For many people, it’s a serious event.”

The following homes received the city’s Spirit Award for having received between 21 to 24 points:

16000 Partell Court

4904 Reston Lane

13220 Ovalstone Lane

6307 Gradys Walk

12105 Forge Lane

12805 Kendale Lane

2703 Birdseye Lane

12503 Brewster Lane

2701 Kenhill Drive

12002 Terra Lane

The following homes received the Best of Bowie award for gathering more than 25 points:

12623 Hemming Lane

2616 Felter Lane

12602 Kilbourne Lane

12201 Tulip Grove Drive

2420 Kelford Lane

1732 Peachtree Lane

12142 Long Ridge Lane

12109 Faith Lane

12419 Shawmont Lane

12304 Flamingo Lane

The following homes were given special distinctions, which netted them $100 in prize money each. The home at 1300 Palmyra Lane won the Pirmohamed Family Award for receiving the most points among new entries. The house at 16101 Penn Manor Lane received the The Mateik-Pitts Family Award for its incorporation of animated or moving displays.