The judging and public feedback on each of the winning entries was overwhelmingly positive. The judges appreciated the artistic effort that went into the decoration, and the ties with the Vintage Festival past and present.
By going the extra mile and decorating for the Vintage Festival, business were able to generate interest and foot traffic in their shop fronts. Said one shopper, "The Lami Saru display drew me into the shop with its eye catching design and beautiful decoration. I went in to tell them how much I liked it and I instantly bought two dresses!"
By contrast, community spirit and engagement in the challenge made the Southern Barossa Alliance a clear winner of the best Town Group Award. From SBA, "It is exciting for us to be awarded such a prize and very timely, as we need the support to accelerate the establishment of the SBA as the voice of the Community and Business in the Southern Barossa."
Congratulations to all who participated in the 2017 Barossa Vintage Festival Shop Front & High St Challenge.
Best Town Group: Southern Barossa Alliance
Art Music Design Outstanding Individual Business Award: Lami Saru (Tanunda)
Art Music Design Outstanding Individual Business Award Runner Up: The Lyndoch Institute (Lyndoch)