Rapt 2016 - Christmas Decoration Competition

18 November 2016

Launched in 2011, the Rapt Christmas decorating competition has become a tradition in Mosman’s business and retail precincts, creating a special experience for both locals and visitors to Mosman.

The competition was successfully extended last year to include residential categories to help residents get into the festive spirit with a chance to win some great prizes.

Once again Mosman Council is seeking involvement of households in helping bring the spirit of Christmas to Mosman residential areas.

“Council is encouraging all residents and businesses with street frontages to take up the challenge this year and prepare memorable displays in the lead up to Christmas,” Council’s Manager Communications, Liz Bennett, said.

“These displays will help bring the festive spirit to our shopping hubs and residential streets.”

Residential categories and prizes include:

Best Residential Property – Lighting Display (Prize valued at $379.60)
$250 voucher for lunch or dinner at Public Dining Room by Public Dining Room and Mosman Council
Family Pass valued at $129.60 by Taronga Zoo

Best Residential Property – People’s Choice (Prize valued at $329.60)
(Voting opens 4 December)
Christmas Hamper valued at $200 by Fourth Village Providore and Mosman Council
Family Pass valued at $129.60 by Taronga Zoo

Just by voting for their favourite Christmas display, People’s Choice voters will have a chance to win a Champagne Afternoon Tea for two at Gunners Barracks.

The competition is also open to all businesses with a street or public frontage in Mosman with categories including best overall display, best lighting, most sustainable display and a participants’ prize draw in which every business has a chance to win.

Business categories and prizes include:

Overall Winner – Christmas Window Display (Prize valued at $800)
Bowls and canapes for 10 people by Warringah Bowls Mosman valued at $300
Promotional display pillar by Signarama valued at $350
Dinner voucher for 2 people at Stranded Gourmet valued at $150

Best Lighting Display (Prize valued at $300)
Rancan Sisters Fitness Taster Pack valued at $200
Lunch or dinner voucher at Harbourview Room, Mosman Club valued at $100

Most Sustainable Display (Prize valued at $300)
$300 voucher to Fish and Co, Sustainable Seafood Café in Annandale by Mosman Council

Participants Draw (Prize valued at $130)
Demonstration Cooking Class valued at $130 by Accoutrement

To be eligible for Rapt 2016 judging and prizes businesses and residents need to register via the online
entry form at mosman.nsw.gov.au/rapt2016. Registrations will be open from Friday 18 November, 12pm to Sunday 11 December, 5pm.

For more information, including terms and conditions go to: mosman.nsw.gov.au/rapt2016