Light Up The Dome

Light Up The Dome This Holiday Season!

Downtown Grand Rapids will shine once again this holiday season. Lights will adorn city trees, buildings, store fronts and even the McKay Tower dome!

Here is where you come in — We are asking the public to engage in a design contest where YOU have the opportunity to design images, colors and graphics and have it displayed on the Mckay Tower dome for all of Grand Rapids to see. Show us your creative side using crayons and markers or by using your favorite design software – any materials you need to make your design shine!

To submit your entry, download the official entry form. The form will have the McKay Tower dome outline along with space to include a short story or meaning behind your design.


Entries are due December 16th 11:59 EST. No late entries will be considered.
All designs must be consistent with the provided entry form and dome outline.

Download Form Here: Dome Contest Entry Form

Colors, symbols and patterns are allowed and encouraged, however any wording, blinking or scrolling images are not allowed.

After first round entries are collected, McKay staff will select the top 5 designs and notify those contestants. We will then turn to the public to select the winner. Voting will last for one week – at the end of which votes will be tallied and a winner selected.

Winner will receive a two night stay in a McKay Tower Residences fully furnished apartment with dinner provided by a Ballroom At McKay caterer*

*Winners under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian to claim prize





Draw, paint, or graphically create your light up design along with a short description. Designs should be submitted using the provided PDF template.
Submissions MUST be in by December 16, 2016 11:59 p.m. EST

Draw | Design | Inspire

Contest is open to all ages, however any contestant under the age of 18 must be accompanied by legal guardian to claim prize.

All entries must include your name, city, and contact email.
A short description is also required telling us about your design.

Enter Contest

Email Your Design To:

Email Design

Submit Via Facebook Private Message At:

Facebook Design

Print And Send Design To:

McKay Tower Light Up The Dome Contest
146 Monroe Center STE 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Print Off Design

Enter Contest

Email your design to:

Submit via Facebook private message


Mail to:

McKay Tower Light Up The Dome
146 Monroe Center STE 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

: December 16, 2016 
at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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