Voting Begins in December!

Holly VineHolly VineThe Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge is back for a 8th year of holly, jolly prize awarding fun for nonprofits and the companies that support them!

More eyes than ever will be on American Tobacco with the newly opened Aloft Downtown Durham shining bright, an all-star holiday lineup at the DPAC and a bigger and better than ever American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration with the addition of the Tree of Bikes project!

Mark your calendars now for the unveiling of the trees at the American Tobacco Tower Lighting on December 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

The Voting Period begins 12/1/17 at 7 p.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 12/16/17. During the Voting Period, people may vote for their favorite tree.

In seven years, the Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge has grown to feature more than 50+ of the most terrific tannenbaums designed by area nonprofits and businesses.

Nine prizes ranging from $500 to $5,000!

The Voting Period begins 12/1/17 at 7 p.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 12/16/17. During the Voting Period, people may vote for their favorite tree.

In seven years, the Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge has grown to feature more than 50+ of the most terrific tenenbaums designed by area nonprofits and businesses.

“Habitat for Humanity of Durham has loved being a part of this fun community event which raises awareness and resources for area non-profits whose missions are to make the Triangle a better place to live. Thanks American Tobacco Campus for the incredible Triangle Tree Challenge!” – Rebecca Harvard Leonard, Faith Relations and Youth Programs Coordinator – Habitat for Humanity of Durham

The Challenge received more than 42,000+ online and text votes, and rewarded all participating elves with a chance to shine.

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Prizes

A total of nine (9) prizes will be awarded. Entrants may win one (1) prize.

DPAC Community Star Award prize described below.

  1. FIRST PLACE CATEGORY A AND B (TEXT AND ONLINE VOTES)

    Two (2) first-place winners, one (1) from each category, will be offered a $3,000 cash prize each in the form of a check made payable to the winning non-profit organization.

  2. SECOND PLACE CATEGORY A AND B (TEXT AND ONLINE VOTES)

    Two (2) second-place winners, one (1) from each category will be offered a $1,500 cash prize in the form of a check made payable to the winning non-profit organization.

  3. 3 CELEBRITY CHOICE AWARDS

    Three (3) winners will each be offered a $1,000 cash prize in the form of a check made payable to the respective winning non-profit organization.

  4. FHI360 ATC Tenant Award

    One (1) winner will be offered a $500 cash prize in the form of a check made payable to the winning non-profit organization from the prize sponsor, FHI360. FHI 360 will pay the winner direct.

  5. FOX 50 COMMUNITY FIRST

    One (1) winner will be offered a Public Service Announcement (PSA) valued at $1,500. The winner must be a non-profit organization serving the community that is in the FOX 50 (WRAZ) viewing area (also called DMA). The prize includes production of a: 30 second PSA and an on-air television schedule on FOX 50. The PSA may only be used for the non-profit and is non-transferable. The winner/organization will have up to three (3) months from the point of winning to claim the prize.

  6. WOOL E. BULL PRIME CUT AWARD

    One (1) winner will be offered the use of the American Tobacco Suite for one (1) baseball game played during the Durham Bulls 2018 baseball season.  Exact date based on availability and mutual agreement between winner and American Tobacco management. Package includes thirty (30) tickets, five (5) parking passes, and a $500 food and beverage credit. Approximate Retail Value: $1,500.

  7. DPAC COMMUNITY STAR AWARD

    One (1) winner will be offered a DPAC prize package to include an assortment of tickets at the DPAC’s discretion for the 2017/2018 performance season.  American Tobacco management reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event a scheduled prize becomes unavailable. Approximate Retail Value: $1,500+

No substitution of prizes or transfer of prizes to a third party is permitted by winners. American Tobacco (Blackwell Street Management Company, LLC)/FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV)/Capitol Broadcasting Company Inc./WRAL/WRAL.com, assume no liability or responsibility in connection with the use of any prize awarded hereunder or in connection with any warranty or representation therewith. There are no odds of winning as winning is not based upon chance.  Rather, winning first, second, and third place depends on the relative number of texted and online votes received during the Voting Period from voters based on stated criteria, and winning Celebrity Choice Award, DPAC Community Star Award, Wool E. Bull Prime Cut Award and FOX 50 Community First Award depends upon judge’s selection based on stated criteria.

Texting/Voting

How the public will vote on trees?

Text your vote to 25827 and enter TREE, a spaceplus the two digit tree number or vote online by logging on to triangletreechallenge.com, and entering your email address plus the two digit tree number.

Vote in Our App

Cast your vote for your favorite tree each day via the WRAL Out & About app available on the App Store and Google Play.

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