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Woollahra Christmas Window Display Competition

It has been a tough year for everyone and, with the Queen Street and West Woollahra Association (QSWWA) unable to hold the annual Christmas Carols in Chiswick Park, we all need a boost going into the festive season. What better way to bring fun and joy to everyone who lives, shops or visits the Queen Street and West Woollahra area than having all the businesses celebrating Christmas with magnificent, creative and inspiring window displays. Over 70 businesses from Jersey Road, Moncur Street, Ocean Street and Queen Street have entered the inaugural QSWWA Christmas Window Display Competition, a wonderful response, guaranteed to make this a very special Christmas for everyone in the area.

And the winners are…

Congratulations to the following prize winners in the 2020 QSWWA Christmas Window Display Competition.

The 3 prizes awarded by the judging panel:
1st prize: Matthew Ely, 92 Queen Street
2nd prize: Mr O Salon, 14 Moncur Street
3rd prize: Parterre, 33 Ocean Street

Mayor’s Prize: Hancock Architects, 174 Jersey Road
(Awarded by the Mayor)
President’s prize: Victor Churchill, 132 Queen Street
(Awarded by the QSWWA Acting President in recognition of the great example Victor Churchill has shown for many years in highly creative, eye catching windows displays to attract and wow customers to come to Queen Street.)
Children’s Choice Prize: Victor Churchill, 132 Queen Street
The display with the highest number of votes cast at the QSWWA voting table.

What a great effort everyone has put into their window displays!  How good does Queen Street look!

Well done, all entrants. And how hard was it for our judging panel of Susan Wynne (Mayor), Anthony Puharich (Victor Churchill) and Alan Smith (QSWWA Committee)!

The feedback from the panel was full of congratulations for everyone and so looking forward to next year. In fact, the Mayor enjoyed it so much, she asked to be able to award a Mayor’s Prize as well, which we thought was a great idea.

The only thing they found less enjoyable was having to agree a first, second and third prize winner from such a strong field of worthy contenders, all of whom deserved a prize. There was a lot of discussion, but, in the end, they did agree on a final judging panel list, but there were many other fabulously creative windows which would be equally at home on that list too.  We got so many positive remarks about so many displays, so a huge congratulations to everyone, and a big thanks to all the children, young and old, who voted in the Children’s Choice.

Giles Edmonds, Acting President, QSWWA

Matthew Ely, awarded First Prize

 

Mr O Salon, awarded Second Prize

 

Parterre, awarded Third Prize

Hancock Architects, winner of the Mayor’s Prize.

 

Victor Churchill, winner of the President’s Prize as well as the Children’s Choice Prize.

All the entries…

 

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