This just in! We are so very grateful to you guys, and to our neighbors, and to the entire South Street Head House District. We are happy and proud to be a part of this and put our best into it. And we are so grateful to you guys and the support you give us all the time. Thanks so very much. The area looks great this year, the people in the area that we are lucky enough to work along side of put so much into making South Street a fun place to come to.
(Here is the e-mail we just got)
South Street Headhouse District proudly announces the winners of its 2015 Window Wonderland contest. In total a record 35 businesses in the District participated creating unique and festive window displays.
Participating judges for this years event were Hugh E Dillon, Photographer, Philly Chitchat; Lauren Leonard, President QVNA; Melony Roy, reporter, KYW; Rachel Vigoda, Phila Metro; Claudia Christian, Philly Free Press; Dr. Benjamin B. Olshin, Director, School of Design , The University of the Arts and Mark Squilla, Philadelphia 1st Ward Councilman.
Judges were asked to rate each a on 10 point system as well as identify the most creative use of store materials and vote for an overall favorite. These combined criteria were used to tabulate a total score.
The Judges Award this year, with a total score of 9.42 went to Paper Moon of 520 S 4th Street, with the highest overall scoring showing their tranquil scene of ‘peace’ is always welcome, no matter the season.
Judges award runner up was given to Garland of Letters on 527 South Street.
Placing tied for third were Crash Bang Boom and Strange & Unusual.
A new category this year, for most unusual or creative window could not have gone to a more appropriate new store in the District, than Strange and Unusual, located at 523 S 4th Street.
People's Choice chosen via Facebook and paper ballots with well over 400 votes, the run away winner was Crash Bang Boom at 528 S 4th Street. The next nearest vote getters were the aforementioned Strange & Unusual and Steel Pony. The People’s Choice winner will received a $100 gift certificate to any restaurant in the SSHD of their choice.
The overall $500 grand prize winner, which was chosen from among top 3 people's voting, as well as the top three from the judges category, was
Crash Bang Boom with their theme of land of misfit toys finding a home on South Street.
Congratulation to all the winners and thanks to all the participating businesses for continuing to make the South Street Headhouse District one of the most unique and dynamic shopping districts in the city.
If anyone is interested in the complete scoring, we would be happy to provide it individually.
In addition to the displays by the stores, the SSHD has commissioned local artists, (and former Window Wonderland Champions) Buck & Eagle to paint windows at Abbott’s Square with wintery scenes to beautify the space while it awaits new tenants. The window mural, which will encompass almost the entire property was made possible with a grant from the Knight Foundation and partnering property managers EBRM.
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