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MEDIA RELEASE - Christmas window display winners announced

24 December 2020

After weeks of bringing a touch of colour and twinkle to the Glenelg Shire, the winners of the 2020 Light Up Glenelg Retail Window & Light Display Competition have been determined for Portland.

The competition asked traders throughout the month of December to adorn their premises with Christmas lights and decorations in a bid to win a marketing package with the Portland Observer or Casterton News.

Following the official judging process, Moyne’s Fashion in Percy Street was judged as the top display for the Portland section of the competition for its dazzling combination of lights and creativity.

Fellow Percy Street retailer Matt’s Lotto and Gifts took home second prize for their shopfront display, with the use of lights highly commended by the judges.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank thanked all the participating businesses for their creative efforts and for bringing Christmas cheer across the Shire.

“The Retail Window & Light Display Competition is a fun way to kick off the festive season and as usual, there were some beautiful entries on show this year,” she said.

“The judges had a difficult task narrowing down to the two winners. However, it was the stunning use of lights, colours and decorations by Moyne’s Fashion that really stood out in the judging process.

“I congratulate Moyne’s and Matt’s Lotto and Gifts for their winning displays, which brought Christmas spirit to the rest of the community when visiting the Portland CBD.

“A special commendation was also awarded to BUPA Portland. Whilst the facility is not a retail premise their display was incredibly effective and eye catching, and bought much joy to residents, families and visitors.

“I encourage community members to take a moment to drive out to the Wellington Road facility and view their impressive display.”

Cr Rank encouraged businesses to get prepared and start thinking about next year’s competition.

“Whilst we had many stunning entries this year, it was a shame that many businesses who had decorated their shopfront didn’t formally enter the competition,” she explained.

“It would’ve been fantastic to see more businesses get involved, as the more interesting and colourful Christmas displays we have in our CBDs, the more vibrant Christmas atmosphere we have across the Shire.”

The Casterton section of the competition will be announced shortly following the official judging process.

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