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Kentucky Museum's 2013 Holiday Ornament Contest

Kentucky Museum's 2014 Holiday Ornament Contest & Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest


The Contest has been Canceled.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the KY Museum has had to cancel this year's event.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


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 11th 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 2013 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*      Registration is on a first come basis.  There are 35 trees available.      *IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR 2014.   If  your 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 11th 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 4th, 2015.  On January 5th 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 or call 270-745-6082.  

 ornament winner with Big Red


holiday sweaters 




ornament group

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 Last Modified 10/13/14