Bognor Christmas window competition attracted votes from 37 countries
The winner of Bognor Regis BID‘s Christmas window display competition has been revealed, after people from 37 countries voted for their favourite.
As part of its ‘Light Up Your Christmas’ campaign, the business improvement district ‘invited the world’ to vote on their favourite ‘Christmas Window Display Featuring Elves’.
The BID said the competition, which had 15 entrants, received a combined total of 1,177 responses from 37 countries.
A spokesperson said: “This was an amazing response from the local community who, by sharing with their friends on social media helped to put an international spotlight on Bognor Regis this Christmas.”
The business achieving the highest number of votes was Heygates Bookshop, which had a design featuring a handmade elf house with snow scene and traditional gas lamp.
Store owner Jason Passingham, said: “Whilst I am humbled to have won, as many will know, I just love making my shop window as eye-catching and preferably fun as possible.
"However, it would have been inappropriate as BID chairman to have claimed the £500 prize of marketing help, so I am grateful to my fellow board directors for agreeing instead to donate £250 each to Stonepillow and the food bank.”
“I can’t think of two more worthy recipients at Christmas time.”
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