Pictures: Annual Steyning shop window competition

Best shop window display in Steyning - part of the Food and Drink Festival. Holly Dawson, assistant manager of Truffles Bakery, receives a certificate from Jack Dunkley (left) and Dean Haysom - food business catagory. Photo by Derek Martin
Best shop window display in Steyning - part of the Food and Drink Festival. Holly Dawson, assistant manager of Truffles Bakery, receives a certificate from Jack Dunkley (left) and Dean Haysom - food business catagory. Photo by Derek Martin

Dozens of shops and restaurants battled it out to be crowned the winner of this year’s Steyning shop window competition.

The competition showcased the very best creative designs along the High Street on Saturday, closing the Steyning and District Food and Drink Festival.

The annual Steyning shop window competition - 1st Prize:  The manager of Oxfam receiving his cheque and certificate from Jack Dunckley for his window showing food of the world SUS-150610-101251001

The annual Steyning shop window competition - 1st Prize: The manager of Oxfam receiving his cheque and certificate from Jack Dunckley for his window showing food of the world SUS-150610-101251001

Jack Dunckley, an RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court award winning garden designer and owner of Birchfield Nurseries in Henfield, had the difficult task of judging the event.

With two categories covering both ‘Foodie’ and ‘non-Foodie’ establishments, teams dedicated themselves to creating an eye-catching window based around the subject of food.

Armed with a clipboard, Jack and the organising group made their way up the High Street along with Mike Warren from Steyning Camera Club.

Because of the high quality of entries Jack added a Highly Commended Award.

The annual Steyning shop window competition - Vintage Home SUS-150610-101218001

The annual Steyning shop window competition - Vintage Home SUS-150610-101218001

The Steyning and District Business Chamber sponsored the prizes, and the winners in the ‘Foodie Category’ were:

1: Truffles; 2: The Little Sweetshop; 3: Chez Joel; Highly Commended: The Model Bakery.

The winners in the ‘Non-Foodie’ Category were: 1: Oxfam; 2: Vintage Home; 3: Spotted; Highly Commended: The Gallery in Cobblestone Walk.

Pictures of all the winning windows can be seen on the website www.steyningdistrictfooddrinkfestival.co.uk

The annual Steyning shop window competition - third place -  Jess Denny owner of Spotted (middle) with Jack Dunckley (left) and Dean Haysom (Steyning & District Business Chamber Vice Chair) right SUS-150610-101229001

The annual Steyning shop window competition - third place - Jess Denny owner of Spotted (middle) with Jack Dunckley (left) and Dean Haysom (Steyning & District Business Chamber Vice Chair) right SUS-150610-101229001

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The annual Steyning shop window competition - Jack Dunckley presenting second prize to The Little Sweetshop SUS-150610-101240001

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