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Believe in Bristol Hosting Merry Merchants Holiday Decorating Contest

October 21, 2014

Believe in Bristol is calling for downtown businesses to join in the 2014 Christmas Window Contest – just in time for this year’s Christmas Open House! By committing to decorate your windows, you’ll be helping to create a festive holiday atmosphere for Historic Downtown Bristol. The best part? Your participation puts you in the running to win the Merry Merchants Trophy and full-on bragging rights for a year!

The RULES are simple:
• Complete and return this application form to Believe in Bristol (36 Moore Street, Bristol, VA, phone: 276-644-9700; mail to PO Box 1931, Bristol, TN 37621; or fax 276-644-4181) by 5pm on Sunday, November 23.
• Decorate your window in a Christmas theme. Windows must be lit and visible for nighttime viewing. Decorations must be up by 5pm on Sunday, November 23, and must stay up throughout the Holiday season.
• Judging, by a Believe in Bristol Design Committee panel, will take place between on Monday, November 24, 2014; winners will be announced before the Christmas Open House later that evening.
• Prizes will be awarded to businesses only. Owners of empty buildings are encouraged to participate. There is no category for residences at this time.
• There will be one prize awarded: Best in Show – Feature in the Believe in Bristol eNews, Mentions on Believe in Bristol social media, feature in the Believe in Bristol space in the Bristol Herald Courier, and Merry Merchants trophy for one year.