Sponsored by CPRO’s West End Committee, the first Sign Decoration contest in 2017 was judged by Signature Theater’s Artistic Director, Eric Schaefer. The winner was the Columbia Forest Civic Association and the prize was — bragging rights! The 2018 contest will be judged by another Arlington celebrity — Iain Armitage, the 10-year old native-born Arlingtontonian who stars in the hit TV show “Young Sheldon” on CBS-TV. The prize: in addition to bragging rights, Iain will create a video tweet to announce the winning civic association — and distribute it to his thousands of followers!.

Iain has a long history of reviewing theatrical events. He was a frequent visitor to Signature Theatre productions, where his mother, Lee Armitage, was an Assistant Director — who happened to work with two Signature actors, Amy McWilliams and Stephen Gregory Smith, who are now CPRO staff. They knew Iain as a baby, as he grew to love the theatre, and also grew to Internet fame by reviewing local theatre productions on YouTube. This led to an appearance on ‘The View’ at age 7, then roles in ‘Law & Order SVU’, HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’, and several films. Last year, he landed the role of ‘Young Sheldon’ on CBS.

Please confirm your Civic Association’s participation by November 15. Decorations must be in place by Monday, December 3 at Noon. Notify CPRO Events Manager
Stephen Gregory Smith of your participation and sign location at sgsmith@columbiapike.org



RULES for 2018 Columbia Pike Holiday Sign Decoration Contest
Join us again this year to show The Pike’s neighborhoods are organized, unique and FUN.

Winter Holidays!

Please select the Neighborhood Conservation sign of your choice. This year, the sign can be anywhere in your Civic Association neighborhood — it doesn’t necessarily have to be the one closest to the Pike. Be sure that you advise the CPRO office of the exact address — so we can send a photographer to your chosen location.

November 15, 2018. Confirm your Civic Association’s participation and address of sign.
Monday, December 3, 2018. 12:00 Noon. Decorations must be in place to be photographed.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018. 4:00 p.m. Winner will be announced via CPRO’s Twitter and Facebook pages, and CPRO newsletter. Notify CPRO Events Manager Stephen Gregory Smith of your participation and sign location at sgsmith@columbiapike.org

GUIDELINES: Decorations should:
1. Reflect the spirit of your community
2. Be fun and lighthearted
3. Not cause damage to your community sign
4. Be removed after the holiday. Participating communities must commit to cleaning their sign site upon conclusion of the contest. Leave the site in the same condition you found it, or better!

Decorations will be judged on creativity, originality, and overall appearance.
Signs will be photographed and judged the afternoon of December 3, 2018 .
The winning sign will be announced on the CPRO website on Wednesday, December 5.

The winning civic association and their decorated sign will get EPIC bragging rights AND will be featured on CPRO’s website, as well as any local news coverage we can obtain. Contest Judge Iain Armitage will create and tweet a video announcing the winning civic association to his thousands of followers.

CLEAN-UP: Decorations should be removed no later than the first week of January 2019.