Perth Festival – Shop Window Competition

Festival Shop Window Competition

Perth Festival of the Arts is launching its annual Shop Window Competition in conjunction with the Perthshire Advertiser this week.

Retailers and shop owners are invited to take part by creating window displays that celebrate the city’s arts-packed 10-day festival which runs from 16-25 May.

Shops will compete to create the most eye-catching and colourful window displays that capture the Festival of the Arts spirit.  By taking inspiration from the Festival brochure, such as the vibrant artwork by illustrator Jill Calder and the Festival’s diverse programme, shop owners can turn their window into a stunning piece of art. Shops can pick a Festival theme that suits the nature of their business and with the Festival’s rich range of events, the possibilities are endless.  The decorated window displays will complement the colourful Festival banners around the city centre and contribute to the Festival spirit during May.

The competition is split into two categories with prizes for Best Shop Window and Best Charity Shop Window. The prize will be two tickets to a 2019 festival event of the winner’s choice (subject to availability). This year’s programme includes big names such as Jools Holland, Hue and Cry and English Touring Opera. Window displays should be ready on or before Tuesday 14 May, when the judging will take place. Entrants are free to start their displays as soon as they wish and keep them running for the length of the festival.

Festival Administrator Helen MacKinnon explained: “The annual Shop Window Competition is an exciting and long-standing part of the Festival. The efforts and creativity displayed by shops are always outstanding and contribute hugely to the festival vibe within the city centre. We hope that new and long-standing participants will join in the fun”.

Shops can enter the competition by emailing Perth Festival of the Arts on calling 07739 836994. The closing date for entry is Tuesday 7 May. For full details of the Festival programme visit

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