A new fan favorite contest asked Night in Venice spectators and participants to share their photos through social media —with the most-shared boat and decorated home each winning prizes.
The results are in.
The Coluzzi home on Barbados Lane (No. 22) — with its “The Great Coluzzis” take on the “Great Gatsby” — won the top prize for decorated homes. The B’s Boat — with its “Surfing’ Under the Stars” take on the parade theme of “Dancing Under the Stars” — was the top boat.
Each winner gets a year’s supply of Johnson’s Popcorn (one bucket per month for 12 months). Johnson’s celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and owner John Stauffer was grand marshal of the parade. The winners also will receive an Ocean City Gift Basket with various items donated by local merchants. (Gift baskets can be picked up a City Hall any time 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.)
The contest and prizes were separate from the traditional judging of Night in Venice entries (see those winners below).
Parade spectators used the hashtag #OCNJNIV to share images on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and the response was overwhelming. See a sampling: Night in Venice on Social Media: #OCNJNIV Contest Goes Viral.
Anybody can search #OCNJNIV on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to see the collection in real time.
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