by Jessica Cervantez
The finalists of KTRE's Living Spaces Backyard Contest have been narrowed down to just ten.
Contest sponsors spent the Thursday morning sifting through more than 160 entries from all over East Texas including San Augustine, Livingston, Center and many more places.
The sponsors had a difficult time choosing the finalists. But, there were certain things they were looking for when making their decision.
Michael Brown, from the Trinity Valley Pools, said, "We are looking at what they wrote in their nine reasons about what's wrong with their backyards, making sure we can get in what the sponsor agreed to, it's a big challenge."