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Sunnyside Shines Launches Contest in Bid to Reward Store with Best Holiday Decorations

Sunnyside Thrift Shop (Photo: QueensPost)

Dec. 9, 2013 By Christian Murray

Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District has launched a photo contest to find the best holiday window displays at local stores.

The winning store will receive a cash prize of $500 at the end of the contest.  Shoppers and store owners alike are encouraged to submit photos of local stores with holiday decorations as well as vote on the submitted entries.

The contest takes place entirely on social media: shoppers and store owners may enter the contest by uploading a photo of a store’s decorated holiday windows to the contest located on the Sunnyside Shines Facebook page, or by uploading a photo to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SunnysideWindowContest. Entries are accepted until December 16.  Anyone may vote in the contest up to one time per day.  The voting period is currently active and ends on December 18 at 5pm.

“We are hoping to encourage local stores to create a festive holiday shopping environment,” said Rachel Thieme, executive director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District.  “The contest is a fun way to engage community members and businesses to get into the ‘shop local’ holiday spirit.”

Photos must depict a business within the boundaries of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (properties fronting Queens Blvd from 38th – 50th Streets and properties fronting Greenpoint Ave from Queens Blvd – mid-block between 42nd and 43rd Street).


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Would it be possible in future years to have a listing of ALL of the Sunnyside/Woodside community events for the holiday season? In one place?

I think it would be great just to see all that our community offers as a way to celebrate the various holidays and NON-‘hol(y)-days’ like New Year’s Eve and other events that those who are anti-religion but still enjoy celebrating during this time of the year could inform us about.

(Being copied on each December post, btw. For those that read every single article, please forgive my repetition.)


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