How to Play

  • Ho, Ho, Who

    Contest is open to any Square merchant with a storefront window

  • When

    Registration: Monday October 14 through Monday November 4 - VOTING: Thursday December 5 to Friday December 20

  • Spirit of Giving

    If 18+ merchants participate, Clementine Creative Agency will donate $500 to the winning merchant's charity of choice.

  • Everybody Wins

    Aside from spreading some holly jolly cheer, all participating merchants will benefit from features in a dedicated social media and publicity campaign before and during the event as well as the opportunity to win one of several awards.

  • Best in Show

    One Grand Prize winner will receive:
    • A customized business social media strategy from Clementine Creative Agency ($2500 value)
    • Feature on Cobb outdoor billboard network placement during the month of January 2019
    • Press and social media recognition

  • Judging Details

    Award winners will be determined by a panel of judges. A People's Choice award winner will be determined by popular vote cast online throughout the contest. In addition, visitors who post a photo of their favorite display and tag Merry Marietta on social media will be entered to win gift cards to Square merchants.

All the Rules

Participation

  1. Square merchants wishing to enter Merry Marietta window contest may do so between Monday, October 14, 2019 and Monday, November 4, 2019 by:
    • Registering at merrymarietta.com
    • Returning the provided entry form to merry.marietta@clementinecreativeagency.com
    • Dropping off the entry form in person at Clementine Creative’s office at Marietta Station on Church Street (Denmead Building Suite #100) during regular business hours
  2. All participating merchants must submit no later than Monday, December 2, 2019 up to three photos of their window display to be used online for public voting.
  3. Each participating merchant will be provided with a Merry Marietta flyer featuring contest info and instructions on voting which must be included and visible in their window.
  4. Window displays must be complete and available for voting during the contest period from Friday, November 22, 2019 through Friday, December 20, 2019. Public voting for the People’s Choice award will be open for the duration of this period. Panel judging will take place on Friday, December 13, 2019.
  5. Award winners will be announced Friday, December 20, 2019.
    Award categories will include:

    • Grand Award: Best in Show
    • People’s Choice Award
    • Best at Night
    • Most Original

Rules for Entry

  1. Any entrant with a window display on Marietta Square that is visible from the sidewalk may enter the contest.
  2. All entries must be received by November 4, 2019 to guarantee inclusion in promotional materials for the event.
  3. Displays must be complete and ready for contest voting by December 5, and remain in place for the duration of the event through December 20, 2019.
  4. All displays must focus on a holiday, Christmas or winter theme.
  5. The Merry Marietta contest flyer must be displayed in the window for the duration of the event.
  6. Any displays containing derogatory or potentially offensive items or images will be disqualified.
  7. All displays must be installed on the interior of the window and in accordance with all applicable city regulations.
  8. Organization selected by winning merchant for $500 charitable donation must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Judging Criteria

Judging for panel awards will take place on Thursday, December 19, 2019. All display entrants will be evaluated based on:
  • Creativity of display
  • Originality of display
  • Compelling use of story-telling or theme
  • Craftsmanship and use of space
  • Overall visual appeal

 

For questions, contact Clementine Creative Agency at merry.marietta@clementinecreativeagency.com or call 770.308.4225.

Post and Share!

Post the Joy

Let your customers in on the fun and earn your votes! Post to your social media channels about the contest and tag @merry.marietta to entice your customers to vote for you!
Here are a couple images to get you started:

   

Spread the Merry

COMING SOON! Download this handout… and give to your customers in receipt booklets and shopping bags, or leave on your counter for them to pick up. Just print, cut, and you’re good to go!