Best Holiday Decor Photo Contest Winners

I don’t know about you but the holidays are a lot of fun and a time of year that I personally go all out. This contest was a chance to show off all of our effort and amazing decorating skills.  I especially liked the beach trash tree aka Trashmess Tree. Everyone please thank Elite Holiday Decor as our top sponsor they ensured the success of this contest and also offered up $250 in holiday decorations for one of our lucky winners!

Don’t forget, every month we have a new contest. This month is one of our most popular, Vero’s Beach Lifestyle Photo Contest. Already 150+ photos have been submitted in just 4 days. Please be sure to check it out and vote your favorites.

1st Place prize is an original Highwaymen painting! The raffle prize is valued at $644 and every single photo submitted has a chance to win. Happy New Year Vero Beach and check out our 2016 Year in Review video and Year Review of Food 2016 video. And now on to our awesome winners!!

1st Place

Under The Sea Christmas by Krysta Marquis

Votes: 302   |   Views: 981

Value: $505

Felicity Images: A photo session with Nellie Quiros at Felicity Images, and a custom photo app with your favorite twenty images., valued at: $350. Sea Turtle Real Estate: $100.00 gift certificate to Varietals and More, valued at: $100. The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2017 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30. Baci Trattoria: 1 Gift Certificate, valued at: $25.

2nd Place

RE/MAX Crown Christmas Reflections by Alexandria Huf

Votes: 152   |   Views: 88

Value: $399
Signature Art Gallery of Vero
: A 16″ x 20″ print on HD Aluminum (Metal) or Canvas., valued at: $150. Community Veterinary Clinic: A (one time) yearly pet wellness exam which includes all vaccines and a heartworm test., valued at: $100. Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone: Four Tickets to any Comedy Show, valued at: $64. Eminence Hair Design: 1 Gift Certificate for a Mens or Womens Haircut (Sebastian), valued at: $55. The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2017 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30.

3rd Place

Wonderland by Teresa

Votes: 88   |   Views: 1,046

Value: $150

Vero Beach Karate Association: One Month of Karate Lessons, Includes Uniform, valued at: $120. The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2017 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30.

4th Place

The Bromeliad Tree by Fran Anderson

Votes: 84   |   Views: 59

Value: $30

The Buggy Bunch
: Two (2) 2017 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30.


Bubble Lights & Snowflakes by Ashley Kennedy

Votes: 31   |   Views: 39

Value: $634
Elite Holiday Decor
: A single $250 Gift Certificate., valued at: $250. Plank Pilates: Three (3) half hour (30 minute) sessions. , valued at: $150. Chaney’s House O’ Flowers: 1 Custom Bouquet of Flowers Delivered, valued at: $75. The Amber Ribbon: .925 Sterling Silver & Opal on an 18″ Sterling Silver chain. , valued at: $69. Main Street Vero Beach: A City Scapes Drawing, Unframed, valued at: $35. The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2017 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30. Carmine & Lucia’s: Your choice of a 200ml bottle one each of an oil and a vinegar., valued at: $25.

Most Creative

Styro, The Floatman by Linda Curtiss

Votes: 124   |   Views: 668


The Buggy Bunch: Two (2) 2017 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $30. Chive: 1 Gift Certificate, valued at: $25.

Stacy Cook

Community Director at Vero Vine
Stacy Cook, co-founder of, is a results driven, business development professional with more than 20 years experience in the digital marketing world.A unique combination of entrepreneurial spirit, programming expertise, marketing genius, creativity, vision and people skills has enabled Stacy to garner experience in a multitude of digital organizations.His emphasis has been in early-stage start-ups and he has been programming, managing and developing new ways of "using" computers since his high school days in Lexington, Kentucky.

Stacy was a Computer Lab Administrator for the University of Kentucky's MLK Microlabs AND ran his own website development/management firm while still in high school.While earning his BS in Telecommunications at UK, he became a New Media Developer at Mikrotek ISP; performed Internet Development for Host Communications/Total Sports, the NCAA AND was Vice President of Development for, a venture-funded start-up providing real-time sports statistics to media and internet users.

Since graduating, Stacy founded Edit-X in Denver, Colorado.At that time, Edit-X was THE most innovative software on the market, combining CMS and Ecommerce in a single software package.Edit-X became known as the most trusted resource for advanced online business development and has played crucial roles in a multitude of other internet businesses, including the largest privately held online dating sites and companies. Successful management of the online dating businesses gave Stacy access to tens of millions of dollars of new clients and marketingwork, propelling Stacy and his company into the Fortune 500 world.

After moving from Kentucky to Denver, Colorado and on to Miami, Florida, Stacy decided Vero Beach was the ideal spot to plant his feet and grow his family.He has lived in Vero since 2011 and he and his wife, Meghan, welcomed a new baby girl in October 2014. When not coding; marketing; chasing children:Ava, 9, Colin 7, Aden 7 & Myla 2; or promoting Vero Beach via; Stacy enjoys the Arts, dabbles in photography, enjoys Vero's nightlife with his wife, dreams of snowboarding and runs his family all over the Treasure Coast exploring the new & cool.

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