The First Carnival Window Contest will dress the town for a party

Organized by the Celebration Area in collaboration with the Economic Promotion Area, the “Peñas de Carnaval” Cultural Association, the Small Business Association and the Miguelturra Employment Shuttle.

Miguelturra is already preparing for the carnival and this time it is done by the small business of the town with the “First Carnival Window Contest”.

Diego Rodríguez, as councilor for Festejos, has announced its bases in a press conference in which he has been accompanied by the councilor for Economic Promotion, Miguel Fernández; Francisco Ramos, president of the Small Business Association and Alberto Soria, vice president of the Peñas de Carnaval Cultural Association, since they have collaborated with Festejos in organizing it.

A contest whose corporate image has been developed by the participants in the Miguelturra Employment Shuttle and whose objective, as explained by the mayor of Festejos, “is to encourage and reward merchants who, with their efforts, support the promotion and improvement of the image of the business with a special decoration of its windows, thus creating a pleasant carnival atmosphere for shopping during these dates and giving an added incentive to local businesses”.

For his part, Miguel Fernández explains that “working together implies that the event goes ahead with the empowerment not only of this contest, but also of the agents involved, starting with small businesses and ending with the town’s festivities”. Something that Ramos has corroborated, who has recalled “that investing in small businesses is investing in the people.”

Finally, Soria has declared “that everything that is promoting the biggest party in the town, such as carnival, will be supported by the Association of Peñas.”

The bases indicate that all retail and wholesale commercial establishments in Miguelturra and all those establishments that have a showcase, such as an office, training center, etc., may participate in the contest.

Registration for the contest will be free, and must be done at the House of Culture of Miguelturra. The registration period will be from February 1 to 10, 2017 and the business must have its showcase prepared on February 15, 2017 until March 5, 2017.

The jury designated by the organization will visit the participating businesses during the period established in the previous base on Thursday, March 2 and will announce their verdict at the awards ceremony that will take place on March 4 at the Drag gala.

The names of the winning businesses will be published on the City Council website and they will be called by phone on Friday, March 3 to attend the award ceremony. The jury’s decision will be unappealable.

Three prizes will be awarded, some of which will be vacant if the jury deems it appropriate: Prize for originality and innovation; Award for the best composition and design and Special Audience Award.

All of them will be endowed with 30 advertising spots on Radio Miguelturra and an 8 by 11 ad in the BIM (Municipal Information Bulletin) of April 2017, carnival mask and supporting diploma. The commercial houses Sacra Distribuciones e Inmobiliaria and Viajes Rodrigo will also give away a weekend gift voucher for each winner valued at 150 euros respectively.

For the special prize for the public, from February 15 until 2:00 p.m. on March 2, there will be a ballot box located in the Casa de Cultura, in which the population that buys or consumes in shops or Participating establishments will deposit their voucher filled out and stamped by the establishment. All people who deposit their vouchers in the urn will participate in the draw for three purchase vouchers valued at 50 euros each, which will be awarded by Sacra Distribuciones, Viajes Rodrigo and Rodrigo`s Inmobiliaria respectively, to be exchanged at any establishment participating in the contest.

The owners of the establishments participating in the contest will not be eligible for the draw. The communication of the winners will be made by telephone and will be made public by the municipal media. The prizes are not accumulative.