Third Annual Hippo Decorating Contest

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Dollywood is the grand prize winner of the Third Annual Hippo Decorating Contest by iHutto and was presented by the Cook family. She is located at 136 Finley Street in Hutto, Texas.

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With a nod to the Hutto Volunteer Fire Department, we are excited to announce Hettie the Hippo as our Second Place Winner in the Hippo Decorating Contest!

Hettie the Hippo was presented by the Castillo family and is located at 129 Finley St. in Hutto, Texas. 

Laid back and keeping cool is a theme in Hutto, so we are excited to present Ms. Groovy as our Third Place Winner in the Hippo Decorating Contest!

 

Ms. Groovy was presented by the Martindale family and is located at 105 W Live Oak St. in Hutto, Texas. 

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This year was extraordinarily close in the votes so we had to make sure the Harry Potter Hippo received a special mention for FOURTH PLACE because the votes for 3rd place were so very close! This cutie was presented by the Myers family and is located at 302 Colthorpe Lane in Hutto, Texas. Harry Potter Hippo was painted by Set in Stone Statuary.

Tovar Automotive Hutto Texas

Tovar Automotive is the grand prize winner of the Third Annual Hippo Decorating Contest Business Entries. This hippo can be found at 635 W Front St #300 in Hutto, Texas.

The 2021 Entries

We broke an entry record with this year's hippo decorating contest. More than 30 households entered their decorated hippos for the community to vote on. And the votes were really close. We thank every single entry for their participation this year.

Dunk - Holland St. - Residential
Dunk - Holland St. - Residential
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Henri Hippo - Residential
Henri Hippo - Residential
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Spiderhippo - Holmstrom St. - Residential
Spiderhippo - Holmstrom St. - Residential
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Lilly - Residential
Lilly - Residential
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Cozy Vape Hippo - 201 West Street​ - Commercial
Cozy Vape Hippo - 201 West Street​ - Commercial
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Kiss Hippo - Residential
Kiss Hippo - Residential
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Harry Potter Hippo - Colthorpe Ln. - Residential
Harry Potter Hippo - Colthorpe Ln. - Residential
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Kiss Band Hippos - Brazos St. - Residential
Kiss Band Hippos - Brazos St. - Residential
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Dollywood - Finley Street - Residential
Dollywood - Finley Street - Residential
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Ruby the Ladybug - Residential
Ruby the Ladybug - Residential
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Charlie - Rochester Ln - Residential
Charlie - Rochester Ln - Residential
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Diego - Residential
Diego - Residential
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Homer the Hippo - Residential
Homer the Hippo - Residential
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Linda and Dorcas - Residential
Linda and Dorcas - Residential
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Longhorn - Saul Street - Residential
Longhorn - Saul Street - Residential
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Senior 2022 Hippo - Knowles Drive - Residential
Senior 2022 Hippo - Knowles Drive - Residential
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Mischief - Saul Street - Residential
Mischief - Saul Street - Residential
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Chubby - Saul Street - Residential
Chubby - Saul Street - Residential
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Gurdie and her babies - Residential
Gurdie and her babies - Residential
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Miss Groovy - W Live Oak St - Residential
Miss Groovy - W Live Oak St - Residential
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Tovar Automotive - Commercial Entry
Tovar Automotive - Commercial Entry
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Mickey and Minnie - Residential
Mickey and Minnie - Residential
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Skittles - Residential
Skittles - Residential
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Penney the Watch Hippo - Residential
Penney the Watch Hippo - Residential
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The Hippo Sage - Business Entry - The Hippo Shop
The Hippo Sage - Business Entry - The Hippo Shop
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Rainbow Sugar - Business Entry - The Hippo Shop
Rainbow Sugar - Business Entry - The Hippo Shop
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Sleepy Hippo - Business Entry - The Hippo Shop
Sleepy Hippo - Business Entry - The Hippo Shop
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Tony the Hippo - Residential
Tony the Hippo - Residential
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PDQ Plumbing - Business Entry
PDQ Plumbing - Business Entry
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Twin One Vet Hip
Twin One Vet Hip
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Twin Two Vet Hippo - Kothmam Dr. - Residential
Twin Two Vet Hippo - Kothmam Dr. - Residential
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Ms. Fancy - Residential Entry
Ms. Fancy - Residential Entry
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Ladybug on Sunflower - Residential
Ladybug on Sunflower - Residential
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Re/Max Vision Hutto
Re/Max Vision Hutto
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Hettie - Residential
Hettie - Residential
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The Sponsors

We Appreciate So Much

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The Prizes

Have to Enter to Win!

House Cleaning Service by Mae's Cleaning in Hutto Texas
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Tiff's Treats Cookies
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Camp Bow Wow Hutto Texas
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Hutto Driving School
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Love Yourself Shack in Hutto Texas
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Set in Stone Statuary Hutto Texas Concrete Hippos
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Cakes by Kass in Hutto Texas
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Auto Zone Hutto Texas
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Rolie K Designs Wreaths and More
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Double Dave's Pizza Hutto Texas
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Pustkas Family BBQ in Hutto Texas
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Happy Panini Hutto Texas
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Creative Learning Center Hutto Texas
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Bless This Nest Hutto Texas
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Starbeam Liquor Hutto Texas
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The Studio Hair and Nails Hutto Texas
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Bluebonnest Shaved Ice Hutto Texas
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Tia's Kitchen
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Redbird's BBQ Sauce
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FIRST PLACE WILL WIN:

Valued at $700+

$150 Cash Prize from iHutto*

A Concrete Golden Hippo by Set in Stone Statuary 

Gift Certificate for One House Clean from Mae's Cleaning

A free Salt Sauna Gift Certificate from Love Yourself Shack

A 6" Custom Theme Cake Valued at $100 from Cakes by Kass

A $100 Gift Certificate for Boarding from Camp Bow Wow 

One $50 Gift Certificate from Tiff's Treats

A $25 Gift Certificate to spend at Bless This Nest

A Cool Gift Bag of Goodies with a Metal Man Cave Sign from Starbeam Liquor

Free refills for Life with Texas Color Changing Cup from Bluebonnet Shaved Ice

A Jar Homemade BBQ Sauce from RedBird's BBQ

SECOND PLACE WILL WIN:

Valued at $400+

$100 Visa Gift Card from Hutto Driving School

​A Custom Holiday Wreath from Rolie K Designs

$50 Gift Certificate from Tiff's Treats

$50 Gift Certificate from Double Dave's Hutto

$25 Gift Certificate from Pustka BBQ

$25 Gift Certificate from Happy Panini

Free refills with Texas Color Changing Cup from Bluebonnet Shaved Ice

Gift Bag from The Studio Hair and Nails

Jar Homemade BBQ Sauce from RedBird's BBQ

THIRD PLACE WILL WIN:

Valued at $150+

Bucket of Car Care Supplies from Auto Zone

$25 HEB Gift Card and Candy Goodies from Creative Learning Center

Free refills with Texas Color Changing Cup from Bluebonnet Shaved Ice

Six Breakfast Tacos Certificate from Tia's Kitchen

Jar Homemade BBQ Sauce from RedBird's BBQ

The Boring Stuff

Terms and Conditions

  • There are no entry fees for the 2021 contest.

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    Residential and Business hippos will be in separate categories.

  • There is not a category designated for youth in our annual contest. (See The Hippo Shop's contest)

  • Any size concrete hippo will be accepted. 

  • Hippo must be decorated and/or painted. Any theme.

  • Only 1 vote per IP address and email will be counted.

  • If multiple hippos are owned, multiple submissions are allowed.

  • Must be creative and imaginative. 

  • Nothing vulgar, discriminating, hateful (you get the picture) will be permitted.

  • Location of hippo must be in Hutto and verifiable.

  • Name of hippo must be included to be entered.

  • Entries will be accepted through 5PM on August 13th.

  • Voting will begin August 15th through August 30th.

  • Winners will be announced September 3rd via Facebook

Submit your entry to contact@iHutto.com with Hippo Contest in Subject and the name of your hippo

or use the contact button below.