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Winternational window display contest under way in Aspen

Aspen Times staff reportAspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Downtown core businesses are promoting the World Cup competitive spirit in a competition to display the best Aspen Winternational World Cup-themed storefront window. Businesses participating so far include: American National Bank, Gorsuch, Roots, Ute Mountaineer, Durrance Sports, The Gallerie Boutique, Helly Hansen, Ralph Lauren, Surefoot, Pitkin County Dry Goods, Euro Ski & Sport and Misstyx. The display contest begins Thursday, with the theme being “An Olympic Year Welcome to World Cup Racers and Fans.”Judges Chris Klug, Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland and Snowmass Village Mayor Bill Boineau will base their scores on the following criteria: 30 percent on creativity, 30 percent on the display’s ability to communicate the Olympic-year welcome, and 40 percent on execution.Ballots are being published in The Aspen Times Thursday and Friday. Votes must be delivered to The Aspen Times office by 3 p.m. Friday.The winner will be selected by a weighted system, with 40 percent based on voting by Aspen Times readers and 60 percent based on judge scoring.The first-place award will be a $2,500 in advertising credit from The Aspen Times, two tickets to the event and two official World Cup jackets; second place gets one official World Cup Jacket and a ticket to the event; one official World Cup jacket goes to third place. For more details call Tom Kilby at (970) 901-1190.