Western Kentucky University

Kentucky Museum's 2013 Holiday Ornament Contest

Kentucky Museum's 2013 Holiday Ornament Contest & Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest


WKU Student Organizations are invited to register and participate in the KM's annual Holiday Ornament and Ugly Holiday Sweater contests. 


Each pre registered WKU Student Organization will have a 6 ft artificial tree, with clear artificial lights.  Groups select a theme and make or purchase ornaments/decorations.  On Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00PM groups will have 30 minutes to decorate their tree.  All organizations will receive certificates of appreciation.


Special awards  in the following categories:

1st-3rd Place Best Overall Tree

Most Original Tree

Most Reflective of Club's Spirit

Big Red's Favorite


Plus the popular Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest!  Special prizes are awarded for the tackiest sweaters.  Each year we have more contestants and it has become a favorite part of the evening.  


Click here for photos of 2012 trees and watch  "View from the Hill-Holiday Decorating," a two minute video of 2011's contest.  The entire evening is always festive and fun.  Hope to see your club! 


STEP 1          REGISTER*    10/21/2013  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  ALL TREES ARE ASSIGNED.  Registration is on a first come basis.  There are 35 trees available.      *IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR 2013.   If  club registers members must attend and decorate assigned tree.  Each year clubs are turned away when all trees are spoken for, so once registered members must attend and participate.  If club cancels or is a no show, club will be charged $60 (money will be used to purchase more trees).


STEP 2      Show up with your decorations Tuesday, November 19th 6:00PM.  Clubs will be allowed to decorate from 6:00-6:30PM.  Judging will begin promptly at 6:30PM.  While  trees are being judged, light refreshments will be served and winners selected for the Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest.  Presentation of awards and evening concludes at 7:30PM. 


STEP 3     ORNAMENT PICK UP.  Trees will be on display in the KY room through January 2nd, 2014.  On January 3rd KY Museum staff will bag and label ornaments and clubs may pick up January 6-February 7th by asking at the front desk of the KY Museum  M-Sat 9-4, Sun 1-4.  Due to storage issues, ornaments left after February 7th will be disposed.



Click here for a printable PDF with above information. For more information contact Christy.Spurlock@wku.edu or call 270-745-6082.   Click here for list of 2013 WKU clubs registered for the contest.

 ornament winner with Big Red


holiday sweaters 




ornament group

 Last Modified 10/21/13