Hugh Bonneville confirmed as judge

| October 2019

We are very excited to announce that Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville has agreed to be part of the judging panel for our Christmas Window Display Competition.

A passionate advocate of the local area, Hugh has appeared in many performances at Chichester Festival Theatre and is involved in various local charities and campaigns. We are delighted that he will be joining us to show his support for our city centre.

The categories are:

  • Judges’ Choice (Hugh Bonneville – awarded to one Independent and one Chain)
  • People’s Choice – voted for by the public via social media (by 13 Dec)
  • Gold – awarded to Independent and Chain categories
  • Silver Gilt – awarded to Independent and Chain categories
  • Silver – awarded to Independent and Chain categories

Judging is due to take place on Saturday 23 November, where windows will be judged based on presentation and creativity.

There will also be a People’s Choice winner, voted for by members of the public via social media. Simply take a photo of the window you feel has the best festive display by 13 December and post to social media using #ChiBidXmas. The shop with the most public votes will be declared the winner. See the list of shops involved here:

  • Buzby & Blue
  • ClothKits
  • Drapers Yard
  • Giggling Squid
  • Hedge Rose
  • Katie Loxton
  • The Bazaar
  • The Body Suite (above Clintons)
  • Chestnut Tree Charity Shop
  • Between the Lines
  • The City Grocer
  • Winters Moon & Gnarly Tree
  • Hennings Wine
  • L’Occitane
  • Q Hair & Beauty
  • The Works
  • Cancer Research
  • Hansford Menswear
  • Present Surprise
  • Kids Stuff Toys
  • Timothy Roe Fine Jewellery
  • Cussans Nails & Beauty
  • Lucy With Diamonds
  • Chichester Cathedral Cloisters Gift Shop
  • Flight Centre
  • Prebendal School
  • Sahara
  • Parker & Gibbs Interior Design
  • Cherry Vintage
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