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Window Contest

The themes for the Downtown Dover Window Contests are selected by the DDP Merchant Committee and occur every other month. The goal of the window contests is to beautify the downtown district, to make strolling the area more enjoyable, to invite shoppers into stores, and to have the most beautiful downtown store windows in the region. The winning merchant receives $100 and a trophy that travels from store to store after each win.


  • "Thee" First Downtown - an ode to Downtown Dover's heritage, history, and our culture and community.
  • Eligible Storefronts
    • Parke Green Galleries (331 S State St)
    • My Roots (9 W Loockerman St)
    • Agape Body Piercings (135 S Bradford St)
    • Forney's Too (102 W Loockerman St)
    • Tina's Timless Threads (111 W Loockerman St)
    • Creative Vision (146 S Govenors Ave)
  • Judges
    • Representatives at First State Heritage Park: Nicole Worthley, Rachel Sheffield and Breanna Pierce
    • City of Dover Representative: Kay Sass



  • Celebrate America: Starts June 10, 2022
  • "Picture That!", showcasing photography of Dover and from local artists: Starts August 1, 2022
  • Arts & Harvest: Starts October 1, 2022
  • Holiday Theme TBD: Starts December 1, 2022



  • Love Local: Started February 1, 2022
    • Winner: Creative Vision, 146 S Govenors Ave‚Äč
    • Read more in the Delaware State News, published March 7, 2022.
    • Below pictured in front of the winning window, from left, are Patty Johnson, Ms. Blount-Jackson, Annette Johnson, and fellow judge Nicole Tribbett.











  • Judging occurs the 1st-15th of each month.
  • We invite community members and corporate teams (3-5 members) to participate as judges for the window contests. Want to participate? Contact
  • The winner receives $100 and holds on to the First Place Trophy.
  • Want to enter? Sign up for next month, or sign up to auto-enroll in all upcoming contests by emailing


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