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Horsham District’s Christmas Window Wonderland competition calls for entries

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Horsham District’s Window Wonderland competition is open now to all independent businesses across the Horsham District.

The image below shows last year's winner, Visit Horsham member, Sienna Rocks

Businesses can register now at www.windowwonderland.info (closing date 6 December)

This December independent retailers across the Horsham District are invited to benefit from a special promotion that will publicise their creativity in building attractive window and in store displays.

The promotion, organised by Horsham District Council’s Economic Development team, builds upon last year’s ‘Your Customer Experience’ campaign supporting independent retailers across the District that do so much to make visits to our high streets a ‘magical experience’ at this time of year.

The Council is running a public prize competition using local media channels to ask people to vote for their favourite windows and displays, driving publicity for participating independent businesses on the vital run up to Christmas.

A new element is being introduced this year which will encourage shoppers to enter local businesses and look at displays to find an exclusively numbered ‘Horsham Elf on the Shelf’. The public will need the Elf’s number to vote!

To encourage creation of the best looking windows, professional merchandisers from, new partners, John Lewis Partnership Horsham, will judge windows based on the photos submitted across a number of fun categories. The winning window display in each category will receive a certificate and free publicity.

There will also be an Overall Best Display award in Horsham District with a prize for the winning business. The John Lewis Merchandising team are contributing a video of their top display tips to help entrants.

The 2019 categories are as follows: Most Christmassy, Most Fun, Best Lit, Best Product Display and Most Imaginative.

Commenting on the Christmas themed competition, Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for the Local Economy Cllr Paul Clarke said:

““I am delighted that we are repeating our successful Christmas window display competition across the whole District again this year, which will benefit so many local traders.

“Our excellent selection of independent retailers are always a real attraction for shoppers and this competition will really showcase their products and services to best effect, adding to the overall customer experience this Christmas and enticing shoppers to stop, look and pop in to the stores.

“I would urge as many traders as possible to take part and get into the Christmas spirit.”

Businesses are encouraged to register their shop windows at www.windowwonderland.info

The public vote will open online on Small Business Saturday on 7 December.

For media queries please email press@horsham.gov.uk

By Gavin Hewins | Nov. 19, 2019, 4 p.m.

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