Sunday, December 30, 2012
After thousands of votes from across the country, Joseph Felix's home was crowned the best decked house in the country and the winner of $100,000 for local schools.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
In this year's Deck the House contest, the second time was the charm. Joseph Felix's Dallas home outshined the other 24 finalists to win the 2012 Deck the House contest and $100,000 for Paulding County Schools. After placing second in the nationwide voting in the 2011 contest, the Felix home received nearly 11,000 votes this year to finally win Deck the House. The home, with 100,000 computer animated holiday lights choreographed to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You," received about 300 more votes than a home in Coventry, R.I., which finished in second place. Judging by the 80 comments on the Felixes' Deck the House submission, visiting the home has become a holiday tradition in Paulding County. Many people said they bring …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Capturing Christmas lights on your camera can be a challenge. Get some tips. Photograph your lights. You could win $100,000.
Are you one of those lovers of the holidays that puts up sparkly ights to see how pretty they look when it gets dark? If so, we know you want to capture those lights on your camera. However, getting those lights to look right in your pictures can be more of a challenge than you bargained for. Professional photographers have lot of experience and cameras with all sorts of settings that most of us wouldn’t know what to do with. Here are three tips for the amateur photographers out there. Use these tips to take a picture of your holiday lights. Post the picture to the Snellville Deck the Halls contest page and you could win $100,000 for your school district. Want to get more technical than that? Here are some other resources for taking …
Monday, January 16, 2012
A California family wins the Patch Deck the House contest, and $100,000 goes to the Davis school system.
The Powell family was technically the winner of the Deck the House contest. But since the prize is $100,000 to Davis, CA., schools, Kristy Powell doesn't quite see it that way. “We all won,” she said. “There are a lot of needs at the schools. This is not going to fix it all, but it will help. This is a blessing.” Powell entered her home in Patch's national Deck the House contest during the holidays and was selected as one of the top 24 finalists in late December. Davis jumped out to a massive lead the moment voting opened up, thanks to support and constant effort by the community, both online and on the streets. Powell even had her kids and some of their friends hand out hundreds of flyers downtown. The divided up in two teams swept …