Auburnites take Ugly Door contest

Scott and Cat Eidness of Auburn, captured the fourth annual Ugliest Door in America contest and will receive a Therma-Tru door makeover.

The Eidnesses won in the essay category for their for their home’s disgustingly decrepit entry door. Gina Nelson of Burleson, Ill., won in the video category. Therma-Tru Doors has awarded entry door transformations valued at up to $5,000 to the two winners

The contest attracted more than 4,000 online votes of Americans coast to coast. Winners were determined from more than 200 entries, 4,100 votes and 809 comments.

Cat Eidness provided a written plea along with photos of their incredibly ugly original door, the top of which is so cracked that they can see light and feel a draft, even when the door is closed. They had started to refinish the door in 2004 (when one window broke) but Scott developed leukemia mid-project.

Today the couple, in addition to being thankful that Scott is in now remission, looks forward to receiving their door makeover.

Cat Eidness said she had tried not to get her hopes up too much, but was “stunned” to learn she and Scott had won the contest.

To see the entries online and view the posted comments, visit

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