August 15, 2014

Business Window Decorating

The Christmas at the Square is pleased to announce a Holiday Window Decorating Contest; we are asking businesses to decorate their windows in a holiday theme. The Window Decorating Contest as a fun way to celebrate the holiday season, create a festive and beautiful downtown, attract visitors to downtown, and showcase their businesses. Sign up for the contest by November 18 by returning this form or registering online at www.christmasatthesquare.com. Decorations need to be installed and ready for viewing by December 3, 2016. Participating business may choose to be paired with a local organization for the design and installation of their display, but must agree to share the prize winnings 50/50 should their window be selected as a winner. The voting will take place by the public and a group of independent judges on Saturday, December 3, 2016 till 6pm during the Christmas at the Square festival.

Each registered business will receive a Window Decorating Contest poster identifying their business’s participation, ballots and draw boxes to be placed inside their business for the Shop Local Extravaganza. This contest includes a People’s Choice award. Once your windows are decorated, start your individual promotions. Let everyone know about your decorations and to vote for your business. Feel free to create incentives for people to visit your business and vote. Each participating business will Window Decorating Contest poster identifying their business’s participation to place in their window directing people to vote by ballot in each participating store or ballots may be dropped off at the Owen County Courthouse northdoor entrance (or chambers, tourism or someplace local day of festival… could also create an online voting method). Ballots will be counted after 6pm Dec 3 and the winner announced during the week of December 4th. We will continue to promote participating businesses through December 25 for local holiday shopping.

Awards categories include:

People’s Choice – The community will be voting for their favorite window
Most Festive – This winner will be inspired by the holiday
Best use of merchandise/product – This winner will be judged on the best use of their products, services or equipment

Your creativity creates community pride; people love to see the holiday spirit of the heart of the community.

If you are interested in participating please contact Brandi Langley at the Owen County Chambers of Commerce.