Xi Beta Upsilon, chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, with the assistance of the Mayor and the City Council have announced Sedalia’s 39th annual outdoor Christmas Light Contest.

Please note there are two different judging categories; one for residences and another for businesses. The following prizes and rules will apply for both categories. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners. Prize money will be $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place.

The deadline for entering is 12 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, with the judging to take place on Tuesday, Dec.10, beginning after 6:30 p.m. If you have not won a cash prize in the last three years, (2016, 2017, 2018), you may enter by submitting an application to the Mayor’s Office, 200 S. Osage Avenue, Sedalia, Mo., 65301 or emailing the completed application to webmaster@cityofsedalia.com.

The residential and business Christmas Light Contest applications are available online at www.cityofsedalia.com or at the Mayor’s Office. For further information, please call (660) 827-3000 x 1104.

The judging will be done on a point basis as follows: Lighting 10 points Eye appeal 10 points Originality 10 points Overall appeal 10 points Complete display is to remain in place throughout the Christmas holiday season for the enjoyment of the community.

The contest is confined to the city limits. City employees are not eligible to participate in this contest.