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Bel-Con's Tree Decorating Challenge for #ChristmasSharing2020

Bel-Con's Tree Decorating Challenge for #ChristmasSharing2020

December 23, 2020

Not even COVID-19 could stop Bel-Con's Tree Decorating Challenge! Once again we challenged some of our clients to have FUN decorating a good, old-fashioned Christmas tree from Paul Martin at Denmar Farms.

This Year's Contestants Were:

  1. Autosystem Plant 1
  2. Autosystems Plant 2
  3. Autosystems Plant 3
  4. Triangle Fluid Controls
  5. Cascades Containerboard Packaging
  6. Rosebush Fuels
  7. Alliance Custom Fabrication
  8. The Safety Guys
  9. Minimax Express
  10. Durabla
  11. Quinte Builders Hardware
  12. SafeStart – 2019 Defending Champions
  13. Hamilton-Smith

Naturally, we saved a tree for ourselves.

What Are The Stakes?

Same rules as in past years, each of our contestants decorated their tree, competing for a donation that we make on behalf of our "winners" to Christmas Sharing, a local charity helping needy families have a Merry Christmas. Winners also have bragging rights until the following year!

The "prizes" are:

  • First place ‘wins’ a donation to Christmas Sharing of $500
  • Second place ‘wins’ a donation to Christmas Sharing of $300
  • Third place ‘wins’ a donation to Christmas Sharing of $200


  • Non-Traditional Tree, a.k.a. “Wackiest Tree” ‘wins’ a donation to Christmas Sharing of $300
  • Best Covid Themed Tree ‘wins’ a donation to Christmas Sharing of $200


  • Special QVSS award for those who were socially distancing with individual entries will ‘win’ a donation to Christmas Sharing of $100 

Can you believe that, this year we enlisted the help of six (6) judges? Competition was tough as always and the judging panel awarded a multi-winner tie!

Our 2020 Winners Are:

First Place:

Alliance Custom Fabricating


Second Place – a 4 way tie, yes seriously!



The Safety Guys and

Triangle Fluid Controls

Third Place:

Quinte Builders Hardware

In a new category – Non-Traditional Tree, a.k.a. “Wackiest Tree” the winner comes from the “Half-a-Bubble-off-of-Level” crew at SafeStart.

And we also added a category for this year only! – Best Covid Themed TreeDurabla

Plus, we have one more award to follow, for the EIGHT trees submitted by the QVSS we had to go to a tie-breaker…….the trees were all so beautiful.  But in the end the winning tree and $100 donation to Christmas Sharing will be made on behalf of Tree #8.

QVSS Prize Tree

We will be donating a total of $1,600 in prize money to the Christmas Sharing program. Thanks once again to all this year's contestants. Not only have they made the industrial park a little brighter and FUN, they've also done their part to make it a brighter Christmas for some families in our community as well!