Sandite Pride News announces Inaugural Christmas Light Contest

This Holiday Season, Sandite Pride News is holding our first-ever Christmas Light Contest.

From now till Friday December 22nd we will be accepting nominations for three categories: Large Business, Storefront, and Household. Our finalists will be announced Christmas morning, Monday the 25th, and the winners will be posted on Friday the 29th. 

Nominations will be accepted via email at or via social media. To enter your house or business, simply send us a message on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Include your name, your business name (if applicable), your address, phone number, and a photograph. Your home address and phone number will NOT be made public. We need the address to visit and take our own photos of the finalists, but it will be kept completely confidential. Winners will be contacted by phone. 

The Best Household winner will win a gift card to SmartStyle Hair Salon in Sand Springs. Best Storefront and Best Large Business will both win free advertising credit with Sandite Pride. Next year we hope to have even bigger and better prizes with more participation categories.

Household entrees may include any size home, mobile home, RV, etc. You will not judged against larger homes and properties based simply on who has the most lights. Considerations will be given to themes, creativity, use of landscape features such as trees, bushes, and fencing, and whether or not you lived up to your property's potential. Small and large households will be on an equal playing field. 

Large Businesses are any businesses, churches, or other organizations who occupy a whole standalone building. The Storefront Business category will include any business, churches, or other organizations who are limited to a small section of a larger building. 

Considerations in all three categories will be given for non-light decorations such as inflatables, window frosting, signs, etc. 

By entering your home or business in this contest, you consent to having your property photographed and posted on as well as all affiliated social media accounts. Photographs may be retained by Sandite Pride News, LLC and used for future promotion. Winners will be selected by the Sandite Pride staff with the Editor-in-Chief breaking any tie votes. Anyone inside the Sand Springs fence-line may participate. Click here to view a map of Sand Springs.