City of Windsor, Illinois


W.H.A.T. "Yard of the Month" Contest and Golf Outing Information

Between the months of June and October you can nominate your yard or someone else's for the Yard-of-the-Month Award!


All residential properties within the city limits are auto-matically eligible.

Contest will be held from May to October ever year.

 Applications must be received by the 15 th of each months and winner will be chosen be-fore the end of the months.

 Award winners are selected by the W.H.A.T. group.

 Winners will be given a decorative sign to announcing their winning yard for one month and will have their picture on the Y.O.M "Wall of Fame" and be entered into a drawing at the end of the year for a $50 gift card good at Windsor businesses.

 Key criteria include curb appeal, manicured yard, beautification, originality and creativ-ity.

 The upkeep of the yard must reflect the efforts of the residents themselves and not those of a professional landscaper or groundskeeper.

 An award duration term lasts a single calendar month, and runs from the first day to the last day of that same month.

 The same property cannot receive more than one award in a 12-month calendar period. At least 12 months must elapse between awards for the same yard.

 While an individual’s home is being recognized as a "Yard of the Month," they are ex-pected to maintain their yard in the same manner that allowed them to win the title.


The Windsor Happenings Around Town (W.H.A.T.) Yard-of-the-Month candidates are judged solely on the total exterior appearance of their property and front/side yard as viewed from the street. General upkeep of the yard and property is paramount. Factors include the overall appearance, tidiness and neatness of the front/side yards of the property as evidenced by pruned, trimmed and shaped foliage, edged and defined lawns, bor-ders & flower beds, and a visually appealing facade. Creativity and uniqueness will also be considered. Each yard will be chosen from the nominations submitted to the W.H.A.T. group. Judging will be head on the 4th Saturday of each month.

*Nominations can be made by emailing lvoris1@hotmail.com or submitting the nominee’s name, address and contact information to City Hall.