Project Description

The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Window Dressing Competition has historically been an ideal opportunity for local business, to showcase Grenfell’s premier Festival.

The 2022 overall Festival theme is “100 Not Out – The Legend Lives On” and we are carrying this theme through to the Window Dressing Competition. The great Australian writer Henry Lawson was born on the Grenfell gold fields in 1867, his work was first published in 1887. 2022 marks the centenary of Lawson’s death. His stories and poetry were celebrated during his life and in the century since, hence this year’s Festival theme! “100 Not Out- The Legend Lives On”.

We are hoping this year’s window displays will reflect or reflect on any aspect of Henry Lawson’s work or his life. We encourage you to be playful, creative, reflective, or symbolic in interpreting, in your own fashion anything that resonates personally with you from the vast collection of work that Henry is known for, or his life. We are hoping you will enjoy creating something for others to enjoy and to raise awareness that The Henry Lawson Festival is happening again. Our Festival is part of our town’s legendary heritage, as family and friends make their annual pilgrimage to Grenfell every June Long Weekend to celebrate everything Henry. So, we hope you will get behind our theme, “100 Not Out – The Legend Lives On” as we strive to keep our Festival alive, vibrant and something we continue to keep celebrating into the future together.

We recognise that as businesses you generously donate your most valuable visual merchandising space to celebrate with us each year. Why not find a way to use the theme and tie it back to your business?

Past Festival business house windows have greatly assisted to build a sense of excitement in the community. The highly decorated windows also assist to encourage visitors to return for the June long weekend. A great Festival window raises interest levels, generates awareness about the impending Festival, is often informative or humorous and brings people together.

Prizes include:
First Place: $100, Second Place: $50, Third Place: $30
All placegetters receive a complimentary Place Prize Display Banner.
Award Cards to Highly Commended and Commended.

Why not consider offering your window to a local volunteer service group or organisation. This is a wonderful way to foster community relations in a meaningful way, whilst also demonstrating to a broader audience the keen sense of community in Grenfell.

The ideal duration of your Window Display will extend from May 20th – June 14th.

The Festival will photograph the best windows and publish a promotional 2019 Window Dressing album on Facebook, including your business name to accompany the image.
We will also promptly publish in the Grenfell Record, a photo of the Winning Window with the relevant Business Owner, accompanied by the Official Festival Window Dressing Judge.

Windows will be judged prior to the Festival weekend and winners will be announced and presented with their awards the afternoon of judging.

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