it's a wonderful window contest

Farmers Market tomatoes Catherine Murray

The Old Worthington Partnership has revamped its holiday window design contest for this 2018 season for the retailers of Old Worthington. The neighborhood merchants have joined with the Partnership for “It’s a Wonderful Window Contest” and look forward to transforming window displays into this year’s theme of “Sharing the Love”.

At the holidays especially – and everyday – we all have a human need to share and receive love and true kindness and connection. We make moments and share moments. The window display theme “Sharing the Love” promotes this kinship and the spirit of the Holidays by highlighting how our retailers support each other. Each window features product from a neighbor store in order to “give” space and “share” with another retailer. The host, or the “star” retailer is the main feature, with a nod or wink to the “guest star” retailer. This provides an opportunity for each store to get double exposure on the block + draw customers in.

The windows will be designed and installed by students from two OSU colleges. We have partnered with Joyce Brooks, Fashion & Retail Board Director, and Rebekah Matheny, Assistant Professor, Interior Design at The Ohio State University. Our local creative partner, Faith Bartrug, Sr. Associate VP of CallisonRTKL, along with the two professors, will be supervising the graphic design, interior design, retail and fashion merchandising students throughout this project. The students will receive a 3-credit hour independent study for this project.

We are so excited to be offering this kind of hands-on, real-world project to these talented students. We are also thrilled to offer Worthington residents and visitors this nostalgic holiday destination. This unique project will bring positive attention to our beloved city and to all those involved.

Window designs will be installed in early November with a kick-off celebration on Wednesday, November 7. The windows will be decorated through the new year.



November 7, 2018 through December 31, 2018