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 closed.


Watch for information on the 2022 Contest. Registration is typically open June 1-30, with entries judged in July. 

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

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

See the 2021 Winners