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Woodbridge festive window competition

News ArticleWoodbridge festive window competition

With the theme of “Makes Me Smile” as the judging criteria, the 20th Woodbridge Festive Window competition took place on Thursday 17th December.

This a fiercely competitive competition that is fully embraced by all businesses in this popular bustling Riverside Town. Always eagerly looked forward to, the businesses of Woodbridge, both retail and non-retail certainly made a bumper effort for 2020, which has certainly not been the easiest year. The competition was started 20 years ago by Independent Estate Agents G&K Estates.

The principal judge, District Councillor Kaye Yule, was delighted with the level of planning and professionalism displayed throughout the Town.

There are four categories, with a shield and certificate for each winner.

Chevenix Jewellery on Market Hill, with a bright winter theme was awarded best small window.

Small window winner Chevenix Jewellery

Small window winner Chevenix Jewellery

The Attic & Wardrobe produced a wonderful festive scene that filled the whole window and throughout the shop, which secured the best medium size window.

The Woodbridge Kitchen Company won the best large window category, with a marvellous festive creation that is adapted regularly to display goods for sale in the shop.

Large window winner The Woodbridge Kitchen Company

Large window winner The Woodbridge Kitchen Company

The non-retail award was unanimously given to The Robert Douglas Hair Workshop, for their traditional Christmas tree decoration theme, with oversized candy canes and bright baubles.

Non-retail winner The Douglas Hair Workshop

Non-retail winner The Douglas Hair Workshop

The highly coveted overall winner shield and prize of wine, sponsored by G&K Estates, was awarded to The Attic & Wardrobe. Nicky Risby, the business owner was “absolutely thrilled to win and already looking forward to planning next year’s display!” She had worked hard to create a traditional scene, that was both cosy and warming, with a theme that drew people towards the shop to look at the festive delights on display.

Nicky Risby and District Councillor Kaye Yule

Nicky Risby being presented with the overall winners shield by District Councillor Kaye Yule

Mrs Yule commented that “all the businesses of Woodbridge should be commended on their festive spirit and attempt to collectively lift the spirits of the community, in what is and has been a challenging time for all”.