Purbeck Art Weeks Festival 2018 is holding another competition for the best shop or business window display in Corfe, Wareham and Swanage – based on this year’s Festival theme of ‘Movement’.
The shop with the best window display gets a whole free page of advertising space in our brochure (worth £240) – and the runners up receive framed certificates.
Our 2017 Shop Window Competition Winners
We are delighted to announce that Going for Bust (Swanage) got the most votes, and the runners up are with Magpies (Wareham) and Jurassic Outdoors (Swanage).
It is particularly appropriate that Going for Bust, the breast cancer charity, won this year with their moving butterfly window display. ‘Being told by a doctor that you have breast cancer is ‘A Moment in Time’ that you never forget’ says Joanne Martin, who created the display. ‘We have decided to keep the butterfly poster in the window with butterflies in the shop so that anyone can write a message on one ’ says Joanne. If you are passing by, do pause a moment to read Joanne’s moving poster, and if you know someone you would like to pay tribute to you can add your butterfly to the display.
At Magpies Toni said ‘I thought about ‘A Moment in Time’ that we all liked – hot sunny days and picnics by the river in Wareham came to mind, as a child and with my own family’. Toni Hatchard is joint owner of Magpies with her Grandmother – what an imaginative window with so much detail!
Aislinn O’Neal, who designed the display in Jurassic Outdoors, wanted to capture the ‘Moment in Time’ between two lovers as they stood hand in hand on a romantic picnic. Says Aislinn, ‘I particularly wanted to catch this intimate moment between the two of them as he presented her with a ring’.
Thanks from us at PAW to all the shops who participated and produced such a wide range of creative, imaginative, fun and meaningful window displays, and to all residents and visitors who voted enthusiastically for their favourites. PAW festivities were the all the richer for it!