Tucson, Az—December 1, 2013—At this past Saturday’s December 2nd Saturdays event, the staff and board of directors of the 2nd Saturdays monthly downtown music festival announced the winners for their 4th Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest. The contest was initiated in December of 2010 to encourage the merchants downtown to decorate their windows for the holidays during December. It worked in 2010 and has grown each year with more merchants participating each December. This year there were more than 45 merchants’ windows decorated to celebrate the 2013 holiday season.
2nd Saturdays staff coordinates the event encouraging the downtown merchants to participate and gathers names of all the participates. Two neutral judges from the community at large( but with no connection to Downtown} do the judging. This year the judging took place on Friday night, December 13th at 6pm. It generally takes about two hours to check out all the windows and then another hour for the judges to put their heads together to come up with the winners. The 2nd Saturdays Downtown Music Festival board pays for all the prizes with the exception of the 2nd Place price of free advertising which is donated by KXCI Community Radio. The winners were announced on December 14th at 2nd Saturdays during the Downtown music festival.
The winners for 2013 are:
1st Prize Two roundtrip airline tickets anywhere in the continental US—La Fashionista 45 South 6th–one door north of Black Rose Tattooers at the corner of 6th and Broadway
2nd Prize $1,000 FREE advertising on KXCI Community Radio—Tierra Antigua Realty–216 E. Congress
Most Creative $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE at any store Downtown—The Chicago Store–Corner of 6th and Congress
Best Use of Humor $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE at any store Downtown—Hotel Congress— Corner of 5th and Congress
HONORABLE MENTIONS FOR OUTSTANDING DESIGN, CREATIVITY AND SOMETIMES HUMOR:
Hydra– Corner of 6th and Congress
ForsSHOP –245 E. Congress
HUB/PLAYGROUND–266 E. Congress
Atelier de LaFleur—410 N. Toole by Maynards and the Transportation Museum