We couldn't be more excited about the launch of our new contest, Deck the House! In towns across America, residents are channeling their inner Clark Griswolds, and Patch is harnessing that holiday spirit by asking users to pull out the ladders and bring some holiday spirit to the neighborhood in the form of lawn reindeer, plastic Santas, and lights...and anything else that helps them "deck their houses"!

We're recognizing the best of these efforts, and perhaps most importantly, giving $100,000 to local public schools in the winning town. You can check out all the rules here, and we hope you'll submit your own photos and videos - and once the submissions start coming in, be sure to vote for your local favorites! Patch aims to bring neighborhoods together, and to give back in meaningful ways. This contest is an exciting and fun example of that, and of our commitment to support our communities in engaging ways Let the (reindeer) games begin!