Business Decorating Contest

The 69th annual Grubstake Days celebration in Yucca Valley, honoring the rich and colorful history of the Morongo Basin region of California’s desert, is set for May 25-27, 2019. The theme is “Honoring our Mining, Ranching, and Pioneer Heritage.”

As the celebration approaches, to encourage Yucca Valley area businesses to get into the spirit and encourage shopping locally, Z107.7 FM Radio and have teamed up to cosponsor a free Western Heritage Decorating Contest for all businesses located in the west end of the Morongo Basin from May first to the fifteenth.

Winners get hundreds of dollars in local advertising, very cool plaques, bragging rights, and best of all, your customers will know you care about your community! The contest will be judged by professional local artists and designers.

It is free to enter and the rules are simple. The judges use a scale of one to 10 for five criteria: overall appeal, use of available space, use of color, inventiveness and overall theme, and wow factor. Painted windows do not qualify for this contest.

Judging will be done in the following four categories:

Small Business: (up to 1,500 square feet) Best Interior/Best Exterior

Large Business: (1,500 square feet or over) Best Interior/Best Exterior

Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place in all four categories. The judging is done on artistic merit; the decision of the judges is final. First place winners get $250.00 in radio advertising from Z107.7* and a banner ad for 30 days at Second Place winners get $150.00 in radio advertising from Z107.7* and a tile ad on There are some restrictions, (see * below).

Call Z107-7 Radio at (760) 366-8471 and tell us the name and location of your business and what category you are entering. Entries must be businesses physically located in the western Morongo Basin defined as from Morongo Valley to the west, Joshua Tree to the east, north to Johnson Valley, and south to the border of Joshua Tree National Park.

Deadline to enter is 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019. Winners will be announced May 24, 2019