Best Christmas lights across the region
WINNERS of the best Christmas light displays in the region for 2019 have been announced.
Homes and businesses were adorned with creative and colourful displays for the Christmas season.
This year, Clermont's James and Trudi Liekefeit claimed the top spot in the Light Up Clermont competition.
Brett and Christey Entriken were named runners-up and Kent and Caroline Worsley won the best Australian Theme.
Councillor Lyn Jones visited each winner on the weekend to deliver their prizes.
Clermont Combined Chaplaincy Committee, who co-ordinated this year's competition, said it wouldn't have been possible without the support of Isaac Regional Council and the Clermont community.
A Facebook post said: "A big thank you to Isaac Regional Council for providing the prize money.
"Thank you to all of the amazing households and businesses who entered the competition and make Clermont an extra beautiful place throughout this festive season. Thank you to the police officers who deliberated for hours over the magnificent entries and took on the difficult job of choosing the winners."
Another 20 winners were also announced as part of the Light Up Your Town Christmas light competition held more broadly across the Central Highlands.
The Central Highlands Regional Council's annual competition attracted 50 entries from across the region.
"I'm quite sure this competition has become a community favourite," Mayor Kerry Hayes said.
"We love our Christmas lights and every year the decorations mean that people open their homes to strangers and bring people together.
"This is a wonderful showcase of our community spirit and I thank everyone involved."
Entries were scored on originality, co-ordination and Christmas spirit with the top two in each area winning a prize.
First prize - 1250 Mulcahys Road
First prize - Tehillah, 25874 Dawson Highway
First prize - 4 Railway Reserve
Second prize - 71 Wattle Street
First prize - 8 Colliery Street
First prize - 88 Burns Street
Second prize - 44b Conrad Street
First prize - 23 Edward Street
First prize - Sandown Street collectively entered
Second prize - 3 Ascot Court
First prize - 55 Clematis Street
Second prize - 52 Meteor Street
First prize - 7 Golden Willow Drive
First prize - 289 Cona Creek Road
Second prize - 50 Dame Street
First prize - 15 Emuapple Street
Second prize - 14 Bradman Street
First prize - Rolleston Police Station
Second prize - Duaringa Historical and Tourism Association
Third prize - Miners Common Museum