IKEA Best Dressed Window Competition for the West End Festival

Friday June 1, 2012


Calling all residents and businesses in the west end of Glasgow – both a resident and a business will win an IKEA gift card worth £500

Forget your Jubilee bunting! The West End Festival has teamed up with IKEA Glasgow to launch a competition that encourages residents and businesses in the west end of Glasgow, to dress up their window and show they are in the Festival spirit. Both a business and a resident will win an IKEA gift card worth £500!!

Kenneth McCann , marketing manger at IKEA Glasgow commented, “As experts in home furnishings, we are delighted to be involved with The West End Festival and hope to continue to inspire residents, offering solutions to their everyday lives at home.”

From 1-24 June, the Festival offers music, theatre, arts and dynamic cultural events across the west end.  We want people to get creative, think from the inside out and the outside in!

There’s no specific theme for the competition so you can be as imaginative as you want.

Michael Dale, West End Festival founder and director added, “We’re thrilled to have IKEA on board this year and we hope that the competition encourages people to get in the festival spirit.”

The competition will launch on Friday, 1 June and all window art and dressing should be completed by 12 noon on Monday, 18 June.

To help you think like a designer, we’ve uploaded a short video with IKEA Glasgow for you to get inspiration from!

How to enter:

You can email your entries to hello@aura-pr.com or upload your images to our Facebook page. Remember- you’ll need to let us know your name, address and contact details so we can get in touch if you’ve been shortlisted!

Download the competition poster from the blog or Facebook page and stick it in your window to let us know you are ‘dressing for the occasion’.


A shortlist will be pulled together by our judges; West End Festival and IKEA Glasgow. Judging will take place on the morning of 30th June – you’ll need to be available on the premises that day.

The winner of the resident’s prize and the business prize will be required to attend a photo opportunity on Monday, 2 July -10.30am at the IKEA Glasgow store, Braehead.

The winner will be announced online and on STV's website on Wednesday, 4 July.

Terms and conditions:

    • You must be aged 18 or over to enter the competition


    • Judges reserve the right


    • If you do not provide your details we won’t be able to include you


    • Prize is not transferable


    • No cash alternative


    • If you upload or send in a picture of someone else’s window, you should make clear that it’s not your window and possibly obtain their permission!


    • Windows must be dressed and completed by 12noon on Monday, 18 June in order for the whole of the west end to get involved and be in Festival spirit


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