On Paper wins $500 for the 2011 Annual Holiday Window Contest
sponsored by Zen Genius Visual Merchants & Short North Business Association.

The 2011 Short North Holiday Window Contest sponsored by Zen Genius and the Short North Business Association has honored many outstanding merchants for their creative window displays. In the end, On Paper took Overall Best in Show and received $500. Big Rock Little Rooster took honorable mention and many other received certificate awards.

This year’s event was judged by Danielle Elias of 10TV, Angie Quach the CW Star, Adam Brouillette of Wonderland, and Matthew Ungar & Mickey Thomas of Zen Genius.  The judges spend an evening strolling through the district discussing the creativity, materials used, quality construction, execution, brand reinforcement and overall impact.

"On Paper showed that simplicity, focus on the wares of the store, and fantastic lighting can make a very elegant window without having to go too out of the way to make things happen. The simplicity, focus, and effort were all evident", said Adam Brouillette.

Michelle Porreca, manager of On Paper, said “We created the window display based on our vision of a white Christmas.  We always want to use as much paper as creatively as we can so the trees are made of only paper.  Joan (Schnee), On Paper owner, had the sled and found the snow shoes which worked out perfect for displaying our stationary and unique gifts.”

 

Honorable Mention this year went to Big Rock Little Rooster for their comical display of Santa going down the chimney. 

 

Tigertree was awarded with the Most Creative with their floating ping-pong ball clouds and snowflakes each individually glued together. 

 

 

 

 

 

Grid Furnishings decor was simple, but the judged loved the concept so they were awarded with Best Conceptual. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Garden displayed their products amusingly on the ‘oh so’ unique mannequins and they were given the Naughtiest award.

 

 

 

Everybody loves the classics and Rose Bredl displayed traditional lights and live Christmas trees with yarn ball snowflakes and the antique sled landing them the Most Classic award.