Carnival Cancelled due to Covid 19

Information below relates to past Carnivals

Once again we’d like Brackley Shopkeepers to brightened up Brackley with their colourful window displays and enter this year’s Shop Window Competition!

Trish Savill along with Brackley Library have kindly offered to organise the entire competition and we’re very grateful of their support!

If you would like to become involved in this year’s Competition, please contact Trish directly at  or pop into Brackley Library, and she will be able to give you full details of the Competition and register your Business

Dates for your diary:
• 29th May 2020 – Registration for the Shop Window competition closes
• W/C 1st June 2020 – Windows to be dressed
• 5th June 2020 – Judges view Shop Window Entrants
• 13th June 2020 – Winners announced in the Main Arena at the Carnival – Prize Giving

A ‘Peoples Choice Award’ category will also run this year and this will give the public a chance to vote for their favorite window, this will be publicised via the Carnival Facebook Page.

Last year we had a fantastic response! To view last years Shop Window entrants visit the Gallery

2020 Entrants as businesses register, we will show them here

The Judging panel will be the staff and the Friends Group from Brackley Library. The Windows will be judged out of 5 on the following categories:

  • Carnival Theme
  • Humour
  • Creativity
  • Use of Colour
  • Impact and Shop integration.

There are two categories to enter Small window entries and Large Window entries

This is a great opportunity to brighten up Brackley and have some fun with your window displays, and we do hope you will consider taking part and registering your business.

2019 Shop Window Competition Winners
1st Reds
2nd Brackley Photographic
3rd Davis & Partners

Large Window
1st The Hair Gallery & MCS
2nd Bloomers of Brackley
3rd Courtyard Mews

Overall Winner – The Hair Gallery & MCS

Peoples Choice Award – Topsey Turvy

The following shops took part in last years competition

2018 Shop Window Competition Winners
1st Jems Stationers
2nd Hotheaded
3rd Topsy Turvey

Large Window
1st Age UK
2nd Katharine House Hospice
3rd Hair Gallery

Overall Winner – Age UK