Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Felix family from Dallas, GA received thousands of votes to win Patch's Deck the House contest and $100,000 for their local school district.
In this year's Deck the House contest, the second time proved the charm. Joseph Felix's home in Dallas, GA outshined the other 24 finalists to win the 2012 Deck the House contest and $100,000 for the Paulding County, GA school district. 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 Dallas, a suburb about…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Kent elementary building in the running for Glidden-sponsored paint makeover
Kent parents have until Oct. 26 to vote for Franklin Elementary School to receive a paint makeover courtesy of Glidden. The school is one of five finalists Glidden Paint selected out of several hundred nominations for Glidden's "Colorful Classrooms Contest." Glidden received more than 320 nominations from schools in 43 states. If Franklin Elementary wins, the school could get up to 200 gallons of paint applied to walls inside the building completely free of charge. As of 2 p.m. Tuesday the school was leading the voting with 33.21 percent of votes. Click here to cast your vote.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to the Kent City Schools.
Don't miss this chance to win $100,000 for Kent City Schools. Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Thursday, Dec. 8, and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8 you will be …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
'Photogs' amateur photography hosted by Standing Rock Cultural Arts wants your votes
Today is Kent's Heritage Festival celebration. And it's one of the "biggest" days of the year for many of us Kentites. This year, local photographers will also capture some of the attention given to downtown with an amateur photography competition held at the North Water Street Gallery. Photogs was dreamed up by SRCA President Tina Puckett, who was inspired by a recent show at the Stark County Wilderness Center to start a local, amateur photography contest. Tina also selected and served on a jury that has chosen 25 of the 43 photos entered to compete for the People's Choice Award for both prestige and cash prizes. The other jurors were Cheryl Townsend, Debra-Lynn Hook and Cass Mayfield. Here's where you come in. The North Water Street…
Friday, July 1, 2011
Public to decide winner of amateur photography exhibition July 2 during the Kent Heritage Festival
As part of Kent’s Heritage Festival, Standing Rock Cultural Arts will host a daylong contest for the public to select the winner of Photogs, its first amateur photography exhibition. The gallery, located at 257 N. Water St., will open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday with ballots at the door for visitors to vote on their favorite photographs. Seventeen amateur photographers locally and from states around the country submitted 42 pieces to the exhibition. "It’s been cool," Standing Rock President Tina Puckett said. "We had one fellow show up with an armful of photographs who said he’s never exhibited his work before. It’s fun to see people excited about it." Puckett, who also is an amateur photographer, was one of four judges to select …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Our Facebook contest has migrated to the home page
Since our launch in December, Kent Patch has held contests on our Facebook page to celebrate milestones in readership. Today we celebrate our 550th Facebook friend with our latest contest, which from now on will be featured on the home page. Each contest will be held at major milestones, such as 600 Facebook friends, 650, and so on... So let's get to it. Here's our question for today's contest: Post the correct answer on our Facebook page to win. The first person to post on our page under the "Contest" post wins. The winner receives a Patch water bottle and Patch bag full of swag. (Hint: use Kent Patch to find the answer.) Participants must be able to pick their prize up in Kent to be eligible. To kick off our next contest, help us get to …