Christmas Window Competition

Christmas Window Comp Winners 2019


Window displays are like billboards for your business and well-dressed windows attract customer spending. Waverley Council invites all businesses located in Waverley to decorate and light-up their shop windows in the run up to the festive season.

Window Competition will be held until 11 December 2020 with winners announced in late December 2020. All windows will be in the running to win one of five $200 vouchers from a Keep it Local listed business to treat your team. Prizes will be selected by a judging panel and the best window displays will be announced on the 17 December 2020.

Registrations Closed

Creative ideas

No matter what kind of business you have, your shop-front windows are a potential shopper's first impression. Here are a few ideas on what to consider when dressing your window:

  • Be bright
    Ensure your window is bright and easy to see. Make sure the lighting is right to draw your eyes to a particular part of the window or product on display.

  • Tell a story
    Instead of Christmas as a theme, consider whether your window is telling the story of a warm, beachy Christmas or a dreamy winter wonderland.

  • Showcase your items
    Even if your products aren’t suitable to be included in a window display, get creative and make visual or emotional links to the type of business you run.

  • Surprise your customers
    When was the last time you saw something completely amazing in a store window, that you had to tell your friends all about it? It doesn’t happen very often which means you have a golden opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

  • Less is more
    You don’t want to clutter your windows with an assortment of products. Less is more. That said, you might consider using mass quantities of a single product – e.g. books in the shape of a Christmas Tree.

  • Light up at night
    Even if you aren’t trading at night time, make sure your window looks inviting during the evening. Window shoppers on their way to dinner could turn into potential customers.

Terms & conditions

The Waverley Christmas Window Competition is a seasonal competition for all Waverley based retail businesses.

Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of the following terms and conditions.

This competition is run by Waverley Council (‘Council’), ABN: 12 502 583 608, Cnr Paul St and Bondi Road, Bondi Junction NSW 2022.

Eligibility: The entrant must be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status in Australia. Only businesses with a ground floor business may enter.

Entry: Free.

Campaign dates: The campaign runs until 11 December 2020. The windows will be judged by the judging panel between 14-15 December 2020 and winners announced by the Mayor of Waverley by 17 December. Entrants are encouraged to keep their Christmas Window Displays throughout December 2020.

Judging criteria

The best window will be judged on the following criteria:

  • use of light
  • visual impact;
  • creativity/ideas;
  • inventive use of materials;
  • use of products related to the business incorporated into the display;
  • effort.

The finalists are subject to selection by the judging panel (‘the Panel’). The Panel will consist of Mayor of Waverley Council, President of Bondi & Districts Chamber of Commerce and Editor of Local East magazine. The decision of the panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to the panel’s decision.

The winners of the competition will be announced on 17 December 2020 and will be published on the Council’s website and Facebook page. Waverley Council reserves the right at any time to disqualify any individual who the Waverley Council reasonably believes has breached any of the terms and conditions or engaged in any unlawful or other improper conduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the competition.


5 x $200 Vouchers from Keep it Local listed businesses.

Conditions of entry

  1. Registration forms must be received by Waverley Council no later than 5 pm, 11 December 2020 via the online form available here
  2. The entries must meet the specifications set out in these terms and conditions.
  3. A high res image of your window display needs to be emailed to no later than 5 pm, 11 December 2020.
  4. The winners will be notified via phone and email by Waverley Council.
  5. The entrant must be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status in Australia.
  6. The entrant must run or own the business to which the entry relates.

Copyright and moral rights

Waverley Council, its agents and affiliates may photograph your shop and use any photograph in any media format, including but not limited to advertisements, postcards, brochures, posters, television/print media, website and annual reports, only for the purposes of:

  • publicity and promotion of the competition;
  • the catalogue of the event, in current or future years;
  • creating a non-commercial archive of the competition.


  • Employees of Waverley Council and their immediate families are ineligible to enter the competition.
  • Waverley Council may cancel or vary the competition at any time. Waverley Council will not be responsible for any loss or costs incurred by the entrant or businesses in relation to such cancellation or variation.
  • Winners must chose their prize from a Keep it Local listed business.
  • By entering this competition, you release Waverley Council from, and indemnify Waverley Council against, all liability, loss, damage or injury arising from or in connection with this competition or the prize.
  • By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to release Waverley Council, and their agents and affiliates from and against any or all losses, damages, injury, rights, claims, actions and liabilities of any kind in connection with receipt and redemption of the prize.
  • The prize is as stated and cannot be substituted for cash or any other products.
  • All costs of window display props are the responsibility of the business.

Privacy and personal information protection notice

Waverley Council (Cnr Paul Street and Bondi Road, Bondi Junction NSW 2022) is collecting the personal information of individuals who register to enter the Charing Cross Christmas Window Competition. This is for the sole purpose of enabling Waverley Council to select winners of the competition. The intended recipient of the information is Waverley Council staff in the Shaping Waverley sub-program. While the supply of your information is voluntary, it will allow you to enter the competition. You have a right to access and amend your personal information. Waverley Council will hold your information.

Need more information? Contact

Craig Gill
Business Liaison