Every vote counts: here’s how it works!

Christmas Light

2021 prize categories

Our total prize pool this year for the 2021 Xmas Light Trail Competition – Decorators Competition* is $6,500 (GST inc) which includes five Synergy account credits to be awarded across each of the five award categories below:

People Choice Award - Best Lights Display
People Choice Award - Best Regional Lights Display 
People Choice Award - Best House South of the River 
People Choice Award - Best House North of the River 
Best Solar Light Display Award 

* Terms and conditions apply. 

How to enter a prize category
If you are eligible and your decorator profile is approved by Synergy, you will automatically be entered into the People Choice Award - Best Lights Display category and the relevant People Choice Award - Best House North of the River or People Choice Award - Best House South of the River category.  If you have listed your external light display as being 100% powered by solar power, you will also be eligible for the Best Solar Lights Display Award category.
If you are eligible, your decorator profile is approved by Synergy and you are located outside of the Perth metro area in one of the six nominated regions (Mid-West, Wheat Belt, Goldfields / Esperance, Great Southern, South West or Peel) as defined by the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993 (WA), you will automatically be entered into the People Choice Award - Best Regional Lights Display. 

How to vote
Voting is a way to celebrate the hard work of others – and our decorators really appreciate it!

You can vote from the house listing page or by visiting the relevant decorator profile by clicking the ‘vote’ button from Friday 26 November 2021.

If you’ve visited some lights and would like to vote, you need to register to vote on this Synergy Xmas Lights Trail website.# If you have registered to be notified when voting opens before 26 November 2021, you’ll just need to log in and vote. If you haven't registered to vote by 26 November 2021, when you go to vote for the first time you will be prompted to register.

We’ll need to verify your email address the first time you vote, so that your vote can be counted. Please note, if you vote for multiple houses before you verify your email address, you’ll receive verifications emails each time you vote and you will need to verify all emails before your votes will count. 
 
The competition and voting closes 11:59pm Sunday 12 December 2021.  
 
 #Terms and conditions apply.

How the winners are chosen^
Here’s a summary of how the winners will be chosen for each award category:
• People Choice Award – Best Lights Display – The winner of the People Choice Award - Best Lights Display prize, a $2500 Synergy account credit, will be determined based on the highest number of votes received on all decorator profiles during the competition.

• Best Solar Light Display Award – The winner of the Best Solar Light Display Award  prize, a $1000 Synergy account credit, will be determined based on the highest number of votes received on decorator profiles during the competition that have listed their external light display as being 100% powered by solar power.  We’ll create a shortlist of the three eligible decorator profiles with the highest number of votes as finalists. 

Synergy will then do an audit of the light display of the finalist with the most votes. If not all lights are determined by Synergy to be solar powered, the finalist will be deemed ineligible for the Best Solar Light Display Award prize and an audit of the light display of the finalist with the second highest number of votes will be conducted, and so on until a winner is determined.

• People Choice Award - Best Regional Lights Display Award –   The winner of the Best Regional Lights Display prize, a $1000 Synergy account credit, will be determined based on the highest number of votes received on decorator profiles during the competition that are located in an eligible region.


• People Choice Award - Best House South of the River – The winner of the People Choice Award - Best House South of the River prize, a $1000 Synergy account credit, will be determined based on the highest number of votes received on decorator profiles during the competition that are located in an eligible postcode.
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• People Choice Award - Best House North of the River –   The winner of the People Choice Award - Best House North of the River prize, a $1000 Synergy account credit, will be determined based on the highest number of votes received on decorator profiles during the competition that are located in an eligible postcode.
 
All winners will be announced no later than 20 December 2021. 
^ Subject to the 2021 Xmas Light Trail Competition – Decorators Competition terms and conditions. 

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