The Shops on Show competition has become a fun favourite among the community of Hobsons Bay. Returning for its third consecutive year in 2020, retailers were invited to register their decorated Christmas shop window for the community to vote on.
Shops on Show is designed to encourage Hobsons Bay residents to shop locally and engage with their community at Christmas time. This competition also provides an opportunity for retailers to build rapport with their customers, attract new customers and raise their profile.
In 2020, Shops on Show voting was open from Friday 11 December until Tuesday 22 December. Photos of participating businesses were shared on Council’s Facebook and Instagram channels and our community were encouraged to ‘like’ their favourite shop on show during this time.
The top six winning businesses, across three Hobsons Bay wards, were announced on Thursday 24 December and each business won a quarter page advertisement in the Star Weekly, which can be redeemed up until Friday 31 December 2021.
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Five lucky winning voters each won a voucher to spend at a local Hobsons Bay business.
1st prize: theeyelab who voted for Newport Laundrette
2nd prize: observationsofchrisandmartene who voted for Borg’s Cakes Altona
3rd prize: stagsheadbrandarchitects who voted for Pharmasave, Altona Meadows
4th prize: Adesh Shah voting who voted for Mi Estilo, Altona
5th prize: chambi.maria who voted for Fancy on Ferguson, Williamstown