Mayor's Curb Appeal Challenge

2017 Curb Appeal challenge 

April 17 - Register your home to compete
June 23 - Deadline to register for competition
July 5 - Vote for Best Curb Appeal and Most Improved Curb Appeal winners
August 9 - Voting Ends


Dear Neighbors,

I’m proud to announce our 4th Annual Mayor’s Curb Appeal Challenge. Past participation has exceeded expectations and residents took advantage of the opportunity to shop Des Plaines and beautify their homes. Thanks to the returned support from our friends at Village Bank & Trust, we will once again be able to offer cash prizes to homeowners with the Best and Most Improved Curb Appeal..

This year, plan on taking advantage of additional savings by shopping Des Plaines this May. I encourage you to take this time to save on home improvement items, get started on your spring project, and most importantly, show your pride in your home and community. Enter your home in the competition to win cash prizes in the Best or Most Improved Curb Appeal category. 

Visit Lurvey’s Garden Center, Diamond Paint and Home Center, Sherwin-Williams Paint and Pesche’s Flowers for assistance and materials for your curb appeal projects.

To enter your home in the Best or Most Improved Curb Appeal category, complete the online registration form before June 23rd. Once all entries are received, the Des Plaines Garden Club will narrow down the entries to four finalists in each category. Beginning July 5th, plan on voting for your favorites to determine the Village Bank & Trust cash prize winners of $500 and $250 in each category.

For more information about this year’s Curb Appeal Challenge, or to enter your home for the chance to win, visit, call 847.391.5301, or visit my office on the 6th floor of City Hall. 


Matt Bogusz
City of Des Plaines