To our Past Winners
The Yard of the Month program is currently not active at this time.
OAK PARK ESTATES - YARD OF THE MONTH
The Yard-Of-The-Month (YOM) program has been established to recognize the efforts of residents within the neighborhood whether they are homeowners or tenants, who demonstrate a clear and consistent desire to maintain or improve their respective properties above normal expectations. The Beautification Committee wants to give you the recognition you deserve for creating a beautiful, well kept yard. This is a great way to improve the value of your home and make your neighborhood a better place to live.
SELECTION PROCESS TIMELINE
25TH day of month – all entries must be submitted via website form(www.opena.org) or email sent to any OPENA officer to be considered for that month’s “Yard of the Month”. Anything received after the 25th, will be considered for the following month’s “Yard of the Month”.
Last day of month – OPENA Officers will select a winning yard for that month’s “Yard of the Month”
1st day of next month – “Yard of the Month” signage to be placed in winning yard
1st day of next month – OPENA website to be updated with winner’s name, address and picture of the winning yard
Yard of the Month awards will be awarded each month.
Yards must be within Oak Park Estates and Druid Hills neighborhood boundaries
Potential YOM winners are judged solely on the total exterior appearance of their property and front yard as viewed from the street.
No property may win yard of the month more than twice in a calendar year(Jan – Dec). The special holiday award is exempt from this rule.
Judging factors include the overall appearance, tidiness and neatness of the front of the property as evidenced by:
1. Pruned, trimmed and shaped foliage
2. Be willing to have photos of yourself and yard taken and published
3. Well manicured yard, beautification, originality and creativity
4. Lawns, borders and flower beds edged and defined
5. It’s the most visually appealing in the area
Winners will receive:
A specially designed sign, sponsored by Calloway’s Nursery, placed in their front yard until the announcement of the next month’s winner. Calloway’s will also award a gift certificate for the monthly winner.