Roundhouse Aquarium Holiday Lights Contest ReturnsDec 02, 2021 08:32AM ● By Mb News Staff
“These last 20 months of
living in a way no one could have predicted propelled our team to re-imagine
our Roundhouse Aquarium education programs, reaching more than 36,000 school-aged
children throughout the United States and around the globe,” said Grace Adams,
OTS executive director, in a statement. “More than ever, the Roundhouse Aquarium needs the
community’s help to ensure that programs that inspire people of all ages to
care for the oceans, tidelands and beaches continue to serve school-aged
children and people of all ages and backgrounds. We are starting to welcome
field trips to the aquarium now, and we hope to increase our reach to educate
more young learners across the globe.”
All proceeds from the Light Up the Beach Cities fundraiser will support OTS’ science-based education programs on the oceans, tidelands and beaches.
Residents or businesses may enter by December 13 by contributing a $30 fee, online application and a photo. Information, instructions and application may be found at www.roundhosueaquarium.org/lightupbeachcities.
Online voting will start on December 16, and a donation of
$10 is requested to cast votes.
Entries will be judged and prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
BEST OVERALL - Best overall from all entries
HOLLY JOLLY RESIDENCE - Best overall residence
JINGLE JANGLE “WHEELS” - Best and most festive vehicle (any type)
MERRY AND BRIGHT BUSINESS - Best overall business
ILLUMINATE THE BLOCK - Best multi-house display
HOLIDAY WHIMSY - Brings laughter and whimsical vibes
IT SPARKLE - Best
use of holiday lights
The voting period will last through December 21. Winners will be announced on December 23.