Since 2011, the Let's Keep Decatur Bee-utiful contest has looked to find the most curb appealing businesses in the area. Each year local businesses can participate in the free contest as Co-chair of the event Jill Davis talks about the legacy of the competition.
Davis explains that the judging takes place over a three day period with a total of nine judges. Criteria for judging includes five areas with a possibility of 30 points. Areas include well-maintained landscaping, no litter around the entire perimeter, well-maintained facade, well-maintained hardscape, and a WOW factor.
This year there were over 100 businesses that entered the competition, as Davis says the growth of the event has continued to multiply.
The 2018 Let's Keep Decatur Bee-utiful winners will be recognized today with a presentation of awards. Awards include gift cards to the top-3 finishers in each category and all winners receive a custom trophy courtesy of Caterpillar.
A full list of the 2018 Let's Keep Decatur Bee-utiful award winners can be found at beautifuldecaturbusiness.com.