Creative Christmas Display Competition

Win a hamper!

Retail competition for book and gift shops – last date to enter 30.11.17

Many of our book and gift shop customers do amazing displays with our ‘instead of a card’ pamphlet packs, so this year we’d like to recognise your creative efforts with our very first retail visual merchandising competition!

This is a competition for shops with window or instore displays of our titles which show that little bit of extra festive flair. Please send us a photo of your creative display via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram before 30th November, and you and your team could win one of two beautiful Christmas hampers to celebrate your talents. There’s a prize for the best window display, and a prize for the best instore display, so two chances to win…

The photos will be judged by the Candlestick team at our office in Nottingham: Kathy, Sean, Karen and I are really looking forward to seeing what you come up with. As per most competitions, the judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into about the results. We’ll be checking our social media feeds for your photos, so please tag us @poetrycandle on Twitter and Facebook, and @candlestickpress on Instagram, so we can see and share your wonderful work.

Independent shops and individual branches of larger chains are all eligible to enter.

There are no restrictions about which or how many titles to feature, or how to display them – just go for it and wow us with your ideas!

Best of luck and we really look forward to seeing your displays. The winners will be announced Monday 11th December on our website and via social media.


Previous competition winners


Cloud Poem Competition

First Prize

Hazy, Massed, Dappled      Lesley Saunders

Second Prize

Flight      Sarah Westcott

Highly Commended

Cloud Break      Michael Brown

Musings on Board Spacecraft Oasis 1      Jeanette Burton

8.04pm      Miriam Calleja

Nudging Clouds      Shirley Anne Cook

Clouding Over      Jonathan Davidson

Cloud Souls      Louise Greig

Cloud Content      Caroline Hammond

The Cloud Collector      Christopher James


Micropoem competition 2015

First Prize: Roz Goddard @rozgoddard

Commended: Maria Taylor @MariaTaylor_

Commended: Matthew Paul @MatthewPaulPoet

Plus five additional runner-up prizes of a copy of The Twelve Poems of Christmas (Volume Seven) to:

Jeanette Burton @Nettie31
Karen Jane Cannon @KarenJaneCannon
Polly Atkin @pollyrowena
Maree Jaeger @MJPhotographer
Stephen Daniels @stephendaniels

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