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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.

CURRENT CONTEST

  • Arts and Harvest - Changing leaves, artistic expression, and seasonal bounties - "Arts and Harvest" encourages Fall window displays that have an art/artist twist. Merchants will be invited to showcase local plein air artwork produced during Paint Dover! (Oct. 4-7)
  • 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)
  • Judging will occur from Oct. 1 - Oct. 15. 

 

UPCOMING CONTESTS 

  • Holiday Theme TBD: Starts December 1, 2022

 

PREVIOUS CONTESTS 

  • Celebrate AmericaStarted July 1, 2022
    • Winner: Creative Vision, 146 S. Governors Ave. & My Roots, 9 W. Loockerman St. 
    • Read more in the Delaware State News, published August 2, 2022
    • Below at Creative Visions from left to right are winner, Evetta Blount-Jackson and Samantha Carter.
    • Below inside My Roots are Samantha Carter, and Lori Llewellyn & Jessica Thomas of My Roots.
    • Not Pictured: Additional judges Cindy Dunn, Macy Alexander, and Shannon Wyatt. 
  • "Thee" First Downtown: Started April 1, 2022
    • Winner: Creative Vision, 146 S Govenors Ave​
    • Read more in the Delaware State News, published May 23, 2022
    • Below pictured in front of the winning window, from left, are winner, Evetta Blount-Jackson, Rachel Sheffield, and Nicole Worthley of First State Heritage Parks. Not Pictured: Breanna Pierce of First State Heritage Parks and Kay Sass of City of Dover.
  • Love Local: Started February 1, 2022
    • Winner: Creative Vision, 146 S Govenors Ave​
    • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ

  • Judging occurs the 1st-15th of each month, unless otherwise noted.
  • We invite community members and corporate teams (3-5 members) to participate as judges for the window contests. Want to participate? Contact Jordan@DowntownDoverPartnership.com
  • 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 Jordan@DowntownDoverPartnership.com.

 

Want to stay up to date on Window Contests downtown? Remember the link! Tinyurl.com/DoverWindows

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