It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas across the Causeway Coast and Glens.
And with this in mind, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Town Management team is organising a Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition in Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Limavady.
It aims to recognise the efforts local businesses put into creating festive windows which add to the Christmas shopping experience in our local towns.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE, said: “We are already seeing some of our shops and businesses getting into the Christmas spirit with their window displays, and I hope this competition encourages everyone to take part. Christmas window displays provide a fabulous festive welcome to shoppers and visitors and I’m looking forward to seeing the creative efforts of our traders.”
Julienne Elliott, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Town & Village Manager, added: “Every year businesses within our four main towns make every effort to encourage customers to shop local. Creating attractive festive windows is a great way to bring people into our town centres and they are a positive addition to the overall town centre experience at Christmas. Deciding on a winner will always be a difficult process but I look forward to seeing what each town has to offer.”
Judges will be asked to assess the windows based on the following three categories:
Innovation – How well designed and creative is the display?
Colour – how attractive is the display?
Appeal – how encouraged would you be to spend money in their shop?
The winners and runner ups in each town will receive a trophy in recognition of their award. The overall winner in each town will receive an electronic tablet to assist in developing their business.
The judging panels made up of local representatives from each town will be visiting Ballymoney, Ballycastle, Limavady and Coleraine in early December to make their choices. There is no need to formally enter the competition and retailers must have their displays ready by Friday 1st December.
For further information on Christmas activities throughout the Borough go to www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/christmas