2017 Illawarra Mercury Christmas Lights competition open for entries

Some of the 2016 Christmas lights entries.
Some of the 2016 Christmas lights entries.

All around houses in the Illawarra are starting to sparkle.

This year the Illawarra Mercury will be again running its popular Christmas Lights competition with residents encouraged to send us a photo of their home decorated in Christmas lights.

The winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card. The runner-up and people’s choice winner will each receive a $250 Visa gift card.

Entries into the competition open 9 am Wednesday, November 29 and close 10am Thursday, December 14. 

Voting for the People’s Choice Award will open 6am Friday, December 15 with voting closing at 5pm Thursday, December 21. 

Winners will be announced on Friday, December 22.


  • Upload your photo via the form below with your full name, location of residence, contact number and email.
  • Images must be between 1MB - 3MB only and sent as a jpeg ideally in a landscape format
  • Nominations must be made by the homeowner.

Click here to enter the competition.

Terms and conditions.