AND THE WINNER'S ARE..... AND THE WINNER'S ARE.....

Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd 2016 Christmas Lights Winners Announced

After many hours, thousands of lights and hundreds of kilometres travelled by our judges, it is finally time to announce the Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd Christmas Lights Winners for 2016.

Taking out the South Burnett Champion prize this year is Nanango couple Ken and Dianne Lawes from 102 Muir Drive Nanango who have won a trip to Singapore for 2 adults and 2 children valued at $15,000. (View Video)

South Burnett Champion Runner Up was Malcolm and Cassandra Bayntun from 79 Douglas Street North Murgon who have also won a trip to Singapore for 2 adults and 2 children valued at $10,000.

Mayor Keith Campbell visited both major prize winners last night to advise them of their win and said they were overwhelmed with their win.

"Both winning families have been putting up a Christmas lights display for many years simply because they love the pleasure it brings them in preparation and then the joy from the faces of children as they come to visit," said Mayor Campbell.

A big congratulation goes out to not just our winners but to everyone who entered the competition this year.

The many sparkling displays will make for a very merry Christmas.

All prizes have been generously donated by Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd.

PLACE

NAME

ADDRESS

TOWN

SB Champion

Ken & Dianne Lawes

102 Muir Drive

Nanango

SB Champion Runner Up

Malcolm & Cassandra Bayntun

79 Douglas Street North

Murgon

NANANGO

1st Nanango Urban

Alan & Rosemary Strugnell

10 Grey Street

Nanango

2nd Nanango Urban

R Webb

112 Brisbane Street

Nanango

1st Nanango Rural

Cheryl Ashdown

106 Lanigan Road

Nanango

2nd Nanango Rural

D & S Hancock

111 Burnett Highway

Nanango

MURGON

1st Murgon Urban

Monica Dennis

Cnr Jefferies & Nutt Street

Murgon

2nd Murgon Urban

Le Du Family

5 Black Street

Murgon

1st Murgon Rural

Louise and Wayne Thomas

298 Louttits Road

Glenrock

2nd Murgon Rural

Tim & Kahlia Huddleston

5 Holz Court

Murgon

WONDAI

1st Wondai Urban

Krystle & Michael Rose

52 Pring Street

Wondai

2nd Wondai Urban

Andrew & Renita Olsen

119 Pring Street

Wondai

1st Wondai Rural

K Kennedy

40 Amaroo Drive

Wondai

2nd Wondai Rural

D & M Bartlett-Kennedy

30 Amaroo Drive

Wondai

BLACKBUTT

1st Blackbutt Urban

Dale Gersekowski

39 Fern Street

Blackbutt

2nd Blackbutt Urban

Stephen & Annette Heit

103 Coulson Street

Blackbutt

1st Blackbutt Rural

Patty Skilton

944 Old Esk Road

Benarkin

KINGAROY

1st Kingaroy Urban

Geoff & Veronica Hartwig

97 Ivy Street

Kingaroy

2nd Kingaroy Urban (tie)

Lisa Coutts & John McCullough

11 Venman Street

Kingaroy

2nd Kingaroy Urban (tie)

David & Linda Marskell

14 Cowie Drive

Kingaroy

1st Kingaroy Rural

Lucas Family

3 Booie Crawford Road

Kingaroy

2nd Kingaroy Rural

Tony Wilson

43 Benair Road

Benair, Kumbia

BUSINESS

1st Business

Southern Cross Care Murgon - Castra

2 Cooper Street

Murgon

2nd Business

Copper Country Motor Inn & Restaurant (Trish Davey)

14354 D'Aguilar Highway

Nanango

 

2016 South Burnett Grand Champion

2016 South Burnett Grand Champion - 102 Muir Dr, Nanango

Gina Rinehart Supports Christmas Light Competition

In continued support for South Burnett, Mrs Gina Rinehart is once again sponsoring the South Burnett Community Christmas Light Competition for 2016.

In 2015, South Burnett residents, farmers and local businesses showed overwhelming support towards Mrs Gina Rinehart's interest in our region and our unique country style.  In appreciation and in addition to other community assistance, Mrs Gina Rinehart sponsored last year's Christmas Lights competition through Hancock Prospecting and the Georgina Hope Foundation, which included some fantastic prizes comprising of a $15 000 and $10 000 trip to Singapore – and substantial cash prizes provided by Hancock prospecting. 

Council received confirmation from Mrs Gina Rinehart that Hancock Prospecting and the Georgina Hope Foundation would again be sponsoring this year's competition with the same prizes.

"I am excited to announce that Mrs Gina Rinehart would once again be sponsoring the 2016 Competition." said Mayor Keith Campbell. "It is not yet known if Mrs Rinehart will visit our community during the Christmas lights competition, but she greatly enjoyed visiting last year and congratulated those she visited for the wonderful effort they had put in. The number of entries last year and the friendly competition generated some truly beautiful displays, which made it very hard for our judges to decide on the winners".

2016 South Burnett Christmas Lights Competition Judging Criteria

1.         Presentation / Layout Quality

2.         Visual Appeal / Wow Factor

3.         Best Use of Available Space and Infrastructure

4.         Imaginative and Creative

5.         Themed Display

 

 

Terms and Conditions of Entry

*Super 1st Prize for the Champion: Trip to Singapore for two adults and two children (up to 12 years) including full service, direct (Brisbane to Singapore) return economy air travel. Five nights' accommodation at the Shangri La Hotel in a tower wing, deluxe room with breakfast daily. Return private transfers. High tea at Raffles. Comprehensive travel insurance and the balance of prize in spending money. To be booked within three (3) months of receipt of prize and is to be taken between 1 January 2017 arriving into Singapore no later than 31 December 2017. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Total Value $15,000 (estimate only).
** 1st Prize for the Champion Runner Up: Trip to Singapore for two adults and two children (up to12 years) including full service, direct (Brisbane to Singapore) return economy air travel. Five nights' accommodation at the Traders Hotel in a superior room with breakfast daily. Return private transfers. High tea at  Raffles. Comprehensive travel insurance and the balance of prize in spending money. To be booked within three (3) months of receipt of prize and is to be taken between 1 January 2017 arriving into Singapore no later than 31 December 2017. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Total Value $10,000 (estimate only).
Last year’s champions are not eligible to win the champion prizes this year but may still enter.