Let's Keep Decatur Bee-utiful is an effort to support and build upon the work already being implemented by many organizations towards the beautification of the Decatur, IL area.

A business's 'curb appeal' sends a message to its customers and patrons. An attractive, clean environment tells its customers that the business owner cares about them and the larger Decatur community.

Our goal with this contest is to highlight businesses who have a welcoming presence and to encourage all Decatur businesses to develop an attractive front to the public. 

The 2021 Let's Keep Decatur Bee-utiful Contest is now open! Enter your businesses and organizations, and come back to vote for the Most Popular entry! Registration is open June 1-30, and our Busy Bees will judge the entries from July 1-6.

Businesses can enter in one of four categories, and winners receive a prize and special award. The categories for 2021 are:
•    Best Use of Flowers (winner receives a Striglos Desk Chair worth $500+ AND One Free Papa Murphy's Pizza a Month for a Year)
•    Best Landscape (winner receives $500 Landscaping/Flowers from Connie's Country Greenhouse)
•    Best Signage (winner receives $500 Speed Lube Service Gift Card)
•    Most Litter-Free (winner receives $500 Cedar Lake Gardens & Gifts Gift Card)

In addition, the public votes on the Most Popular Award for the most photogenic, most BEE-UTIFUL business. The winner receives a $500 Lowe's gift card and a wheelbarrow full of $250 worth of garden tools. Businesses can share their submission link on social media and encourage people to vote for them.

Enter today!