North Carolina Azalea Festival



Rules and Regulations:

  • Applications can be filled out online through the Festival website, under the GET INVOLVED tab, and will be accepted January 9, 2019 – March 1, 2019. Deadline to enter is March 1, 2019.
  • All businesses entering the Competition must be located in the Central Business District and immediate surrounding areas.
  • Windows must have some reference (whether written or a drawing) to azaleas or the Azalea Festival.
  • Windows must be finished and remain decorated from March 28 – April 8, 2019.
  • Email a photo of your window display to no later than March 28, 2019 to be considered for judging/prizes.



  • An independent panel of three (3) judges will judge the Competition between March 30 – April 1.
  • One (1) winner will be selected from each of the (5) Downtown districts: Central Business, South Front, Castle, North Water Front, and Brooklyn Arts.
  • Judging will be based on creativity, integration of azalea flowers/Azalea Festival themes, and overall design.