• The Beautify Decatur Coalition's 11th Annual "Let's Keep Decatur Bee-utiful" business contest is an effort to support and build upon the work already being implemented by many organizations toward 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. There's absolutely no cost to apply!


    Registration runs now through June 30th, 2021. To enter, complete all fields below and upload a photo of your business. Remember to capture all the best parts of your business in the photo. For example, if you are selecting the "Best Use of Flowers" theme, be sure that your floral display is shown in your photo!


    Not sure which theme* best fits your business? Take a look at the theme descriptions below:


    Best Use of Flowers | $500+ Striglos Desk Chair AND One Free Papa Murphy's Pizza a Month for a Year

    This business exhibits a beautiful, clean display of perennial and/or annual flowers in landscaped beds or planters/pots. The amount of flowers or the unique display of flowers may be considered as well as color scheme and lack of weeds.


    Best Landscape | $500 Landscaping/Flowers from Connie's Country Greenhouse

    This business exhibits a well-maintained and healthy combination of shrubbery and/or trees and/or flowers with well-defined, weed-free beds and ground cover. The landscape compliments the building's design and shape in a pleasing manner.


    Best Signage | $500 Speed Lube Service Gift Card

    This business exhibits a well-maintained and/or landscaped sign on the business property. It enhances the beauty of the business property.


    Most Litter-Free | $500 Cedar Lake Gardens & Gifts Gift Card

    This business property has litter-free landscaped areas, parking lots and walkways.


    Most Popular| $500 Lowe's Gift Card and Wheelbarrow Full of $250 Worth of Garden Tools

    This business has the WOW factor and is showcased easily in the photo as the most bee-utiful business! (The public will vote online to determine the winner of this award. Be sure to share your submission link on social media and encourage folks to vote for you!)


    *Please only select one theme for your business. After your entry has been received, a photo caption will be manually placed by the Beautify Decatur Coalition.

  • Thanks to Our Sponsors:


    Caterpillar | Cedar Lake Gardens & Gifts | Connie's Country Greenhouse

    Lowe's Home Improvement | Papa Murphy's Pizza | Speed Lube | Striglos | WAND-TV