Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas Cubicle Decorating Contest

I am sad that I did not get to post this much earlier in the season, but alas, my damned appendix had to go rogue and make things difficult. I figure that anyone that has to stare at lovely cubicle walls all day should appreciate the pics even if they are a bit late.

In order to spruce up our spaces this year and take away a bit of the monotony, I decided to sponsor a cubicle decorating contest. I really just wanted people to go crazy and over the top for a little friendly competition. I typed up some rules and a sign-up sheet in November listing 3 possible categories to enter into:
1. Great Griswold Christmas Cubicle.
2. Funky and Festive Christmas Cubicle.
3. Classy Christmas Cubicle (for those who couldn't handle the glare and funk!).

Overall, we had 7 entries (it's a small office), and Miranda came up with the fantastic idea of getting a Dundee-type award for the prizes. We used a local trophy shop and had 3 small trophies made, which unfortunately, I did not take pictures of. The shop did a fantastic job on them though. I have mine (I won the Classy Christmas Cubicle award) proudly displayed on my desk for all to view and lust after. I was hoping that having them displayed prominently would encourage a bit more fierce competition in '09.

*Top photo-Dwight's Cubicle
*2 photos to right-Bobbie's Cubicle and winner of the Great Griswold Christmas Cubicle 2008!
*4th photo down on left-Miranda's Cubicle and winner of the Festive & Funky Christmas Cubicle 2008!
*5th photo down on left-Michelle's Cubicle/Desk Area and my personal favorite
*6th photo down on left-Melinda's Cubicle
*Photo below-Cindi's Cubicle...and she made fun of me for having too much time on my hands!
*Missing-photo of Angie's Cubicle winner of Classy Christmas Cubicle 2008! I am searching for a photo as I think someone in the office has to have one. I was laid up in the hospital at the time of judging and photo shoot.


Parallax Photo said...

This is great. I wish my office had thought of this. Maybe next year...

sundownbeaddesigns said...

great pics and great idea...I feel your pain with the appendix

Mary said...

nopylicThis is a riot! It brought back fond memories of years ago when two rows of cubicles in our bland one-story sprawling office had a decorating competition. It became an island of lights and color in the middle of a beige warehouse that grew brighter everyday. The president even sponsored a voting contest with prizes, just to end it without seeming to be a scrooge.

I am currently putting together a Christmas DVD of the best decorations around the US. Though we may end up limiting it to outdoors, I would love to consider a few of these photos. Any chance you could get me the contact info so I could acquire permission? The website for entries is along with my contact info.

Keep up the great contest. I love it!!!!!


Angie said...

Mary, just email me.