Businesses stay Rapt over Christmas competition

14 December 2017

Mosman’s Rapt Christmas decorating competition has again attracted more than 80 business entries, having become a festive tradition since it began seven years ago in Mosman’s business and retail precincts.

The joint initiative of Mosman Council and the Mosman Chamber of Commerce received 81 entries from businesses across the area, including the main Spit Road and Military Road strips, Bridgepoint, Avenue Road, Vista Street and the Myahgah Mews shopping area.

The competition also included residential categories to help residents to get into the festive spirit with a chance to win some great prizes.

Winners of the Rapt 2017 were announced on Wednesday 13 December at the Mosman Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party held at Mosman Art Gallery. Mosman Mayor Carolyn Corrigan and Councillor Libby Moline congratulated the winners and commended all those who entered and who put a lot of time and effort into creating beautiful Christmas displays in Mosman.

The winners of the business categories for RAPT 2017 are:

Winner – Best Display Overall – Café Jam

Prize:

  • Bowls and canapes for 10 people at Warringah Bowls Mosman (valued at $300)
  • Premium pull up banner from Snap Neutral Bay (valued at $195)
  • Voucher for two people for sharing feast at Chiosco by Ormeggio (valued at $131)

Winner – Best Lighting Display – Montmartre Concept Store

Prize:

  • Voucher for two people for four course signatures degustation at Ormeggio (valued at $252)
  • Voucher for lunch or dinner at The Public Dining Room (valued at $120)

Winner – Most Sustainable Display – Savoir Faire

Prize:

  • Voucher for lunch or dinner at Dancing Zorbas restaurant (valued at $300)

Winner – Participants’ Draw – MacMedic

Prize:

  • 6 wines, including a Merlot, Brut and Riesling from Mosman RS Club (valued at $120)

The competition was judged by Mosman Chamber of Commerce and Mosman Council representatives who commented: “Café Jam was chosen as the overall winner for the eclectic display of decorations around the café. For a large area they have managed to capture the feeling of Christmas by using numerous arrangements including Santas, Christmas trees and even little decorations among the food display cabinets. It is a pleasure to sit and look around the upper level and enjoy their creative decorations”.

The recipients of Commendations in the business categories of Rapt 2017 are: Accoutrement, Benicky & Sons, Floriade, Fourth Village Providore, Lilly & Mitchell, Papaya, Tres Chic, Wild Orchid Lingerie and Zjoosh.

The winners of the residential categories for RAPT 2017 are:

Winner – Best Residential Property – Lighting Display – 25 Prince Albert Street

Prize:

  • Voucher for lunch or dinner at The Public Dining Room (valued at $250)
  • Living Mosman sustainable products bag (valued at $60)

Winner – Best Residential Property – People’s Choice – 2 Magic Grove

Prize:

  • Voucher for Fourth Village Providore food market or restaurant (valued at $250)
  • Living Mosman sustainable products bag (valued at $60)

One lucky People’s Choice voter won a Champagne high tea experience for two people at Boronia House, just by voting for their favourite Christmas display.
Mosman Council and the Mosman Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all the entrants for their participation and the businesses who generously donated prizes for Rapt 2017.