HearthMasters, Inc., Wood-Fired Magazine, and Padgitt Chimney & Fireplace are sponsoring a Halloween décor contest in Independence. Three categories include best house exterior, best Jack-O-Lanterns in exterior decor, and best interior or exterior fireplace décor.

The exterior décor contestants must enter by midnight Oct. 20, and fireplace décor contestants must enter by Oct. 25. Complete rules and entry form are available at www.chimkc.com. Judges will review home exteriors from Oct. 21 through 28, and photos of fireplace décor on Oct. 26. Winners will be announced Oct. 30.

The winner of the exterior home décor category will receive $100 in cash and a choice of a fireplace screen or fireplace tool set. The winner of the Jack-O-Lantern category will receive $100 in cash and a choice of a multi-candle holder or fireplace screen. The winner of the best fireplace décor category will receive $100 in cash and a free chimney sweeping/inspection valued at $249.

For more information, contact Marge Padgitt at margepadgitt@comcast.net or 816-461-3665.