Business Competition

Winner – Best Overall Display

Prize: Voucher for two people for Little Trip Through Italy degustation at Ormeggio (valued at $270), $200 print credit for Snap Printing Neutral Bay, $150 voucher for Hair Salon Renaissance

Judges’ comments:

The judges were unanimous in making Accoutrement the overall competition winner. This was a joyful, tasteful and comprehensive display that had something for everyone – a warm and inviting feeling, striking colours and the provision of individual details that appealed to all ages.

The judges were very impressed by the overall attention to detail shown, such as the novelty and placement of the toy cars which were particularly attractive to the young and young-at-heart.

Each window was displayed as a distinct display while the combined impact of the many side-to-side windows radiated an overall sense of elegance and continuity that made a significant impact on the streetscape in Mosman. The display was beautifully executed, inviting shoppers to enter and was imbued with a Christmas spirit that balanced luxury with simplicity and joy – a great example for other businesses to follow and a worthy overall winner of RAPT 2019.

The Nowhere Nation
Winner – Best Lighting Display

Prize: Voucher for four people for Sparkling High Tea Experience at Boronia House (valued at $260)

Judges’ comments

The judges were drawn to the subtle but eye-catching white glow of the contemporary lighting at The Nowhere Nation which framed the shop window well. The lights had the effect of drawing viewers closer, with the light pulling passers-by into the business.

The display itself was elegant and inviting, and elements such as the use of wrapped boxes gave a sense of balance and proportionality. Overall this was an effective, engaging and comforting Christmas display.

Lily & Mitchell
Winner – Most Sustainable Display

Prize: Voucher for Ripples Chowder Bay (valued at $350)

Judges’ comments:

For the second year running, Lily & Mitchell have been awarded the most sustainable display. Not resting on their laurels from last year’s win, Lily & Mitchell have reinvented the elements they used while maintaining an intelligent use of space and creativity.

Both delicate and subtle, the display was delicately placed in amongst their products. This was an attractive display made of all natural materials, and most of its elements will be repurposed and reused after Christmas.


The recipients of Commendations in the business categories of Rapt 2019 are: Cafe Mosman, Fourth Village Providore, Heirloom Specialty Coffee, Johnnies Fruit Shop, Little Salon Co., Montmartre Store, Naked Foods, Salon Renaissance, Savoir Faire and The Fur Salon By Rufus & Coco.

Participants’ Draw, Street Bean Cafe

Prize: Voucher for two people for Chefs Sharing Feast at Chiosco by Ormeggio (valued at $138).

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 the Rapt 2019.