The deadline is almost here for the Christmas tree photo contest.

We've asked you to submit photos of you and your Christmas tree, all decked out with lights, ornaments and other touches.

You have until midnight Monday to send your photo to

Online voting for the best-looking tree will take place beginning Tuesday through Thursday.

There's a prize for the top winner, a large basket filled with gourmet goodies valued at $50 and a vehicle pass to the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park. The next three vote-getters also will each receive a pass to the Holiday Festival of Lights.

The winning photo will be published online the next day and in print Dec. 22 in the Home & Real Estate section.