Third Annual Creative Christmas Tree Contest

It's time to enter The Elyria Arts Council's Third Annual Creative Christmas Tree Contest and our First Annual Creative Christmas Tree Ornament Contest. All individuals and organizations are encouraged to enter. Details available at the Arts Council at 336 Broad Street, on our Facebook Page, or by calling 440-328-3025.

Then join us on December 8, 2017, from 6 to 9 pm, for a Festive Fundraiser to kick-off the Holiday Shopping Season and the opening of the display and judging of this year's Tree and Ornament entries! Voting is open to all! It will be an evening of food, fellowship, raffles, and a special silent auction featuring wonderful artwork and Limited Edition Prints of the special Bicentennial painting by David Pavlak. All proceeds benefit the Children's Art Program and the Elyria Arts Council.

This year we have two categories. We calling on creative people to submit inventive miniature trees (3 feet high or less) or Collections of miniature tree creations (5 trees maximum with a height no taller than 2 feet. The Trees will be displayed at The Elyria Art Works and voted on by the community. Ribbons will be awarded for 1 st, 2nd and 3rd place enteries, and An Elyria Arts Council's Board Member's choice award. This contest raises money for our Kid's Art Drop-in program and voting will cost one penny per vote. Trees will need to be delivered or set-up at the gallery November 30th, December 1st, & 2nd. Voting begins December 7th and ends December 30th.

The Rules

  1. You CANNOT use a real or artificial tree as your "Base" and decorate it. Please do not

use live pine branches to construct your sculpture!

2; Use any non-perishable object to create a Christmas tree shape, decorate it

in any fashion you choose. A few examples of acceptable materials are paint, cardboard,

paper, pipe cleaners, plastic, fabric, crayons, pencils, clay, yarn etc ... .lights, garland,

ornaments, etc .... can be added. Your tree does not have to have a "theme". Please be

creative and use your imagination!

  1. Collections of Trees can be constructed on a base and attached if you wish to make

a little scene with them. Any other appropriate items can be added houses, Santa,

sleigh, animals etc ...

Please contact the Elyria Arts Council at 440-328-3025 if you have questions!

Trees will not be accepted if they do not meet the above requirements.


  1. Miniature: Tree must be 3 feet high or less.
  2. A collection of miniature trees: Trees must be 2 feet or less, maximum of 5 trees.

Fees Adults or groups: $10.00

Students or student groups: $5.00

Voting: Anyone can vote as many times as they wish. Jars will be set up in front of each entry. Each

penny placed in the jar represents one vote. Funds raised will help continue ongoing children’s

programs such as the Kids After School Art Drop-in.


 Contest Entry Form