It’s your time to vote for the “Best Christmas Window!” Now through Dec. 2 you can tour the decorated Christmas Windows in downtown Great Bend and vote for your favorite. For the first time in its three-year existence, the Christmas Window Decorating Contest is offering $1,500 for the People’s Choice Award.
Ballots and a voting box are available in front of Rosewood Foundation Office, 1213 Main Street, Great Bend, adjacent to Rosewood Bargain Barn. Voter’s must sign a confidential ballot, allowing one vote per person. The request by organizers is to “Keep it Fun and Fair!”
Boundaries for the window-decorating contest cover 10th to 18th Streets, and from Williams to Kansas Streets in Great Bend.
As with the past two holiday seasons, $3,000 is up for grabs in prize money for the Christmas Window Decorating Contest in downtown Great Bend. In addition to the top-prize People’s Choice, the contest will provide a Judges 1st Place award that will pay $1,000 in prize money. The Judges 2nd Place award winner will earn $500 in prize money.
Through Dec. 2, a panel of community members are currently judging the windows for second and third prizes. Christmas Window Decorating Contest winners will be announced on Dec. 5.
The Christmas Window Decorating Contest is organized by the Rosewood Roots & Wings Santa Committee that also is associated with Santas Around The World, the multicultural holiday exhibit, which opens Saturday evening for the Christmas season in downtown Great Bend.