GET YOUR IDEAS READY – HERE IS THE PROCESS WE WILL USE TO ALLOCATE THE PRIZE MONEY FROM THE GREAT BRITISH HIGH STREET AWARD.
We are calling for applications for some or all of the £15,000 prize money won by Crickhowell in the Great British High Street (GBHS) Competition.
All applications must be received by Friday January 25th, 2019 and accompanied by the following:
- The name and contact details of a sponsor – a named person or team of named individuals who will drive the idea forward.
- An outline of the proposal of not more than one side of A4 (drawings may be attached).
- A rough costing.
- Evidence of public support for the application.
We are bound to spend the money in ways which are in keeping with the spirit of the competition, which was to help high streets and town centres to “meet the challenges of changing consumer behaviour and a changing retail environment.” So, we are going to follow the same criteria used by the judges to decide the GBHS competition:
- The money can only be for use in Crickhowell High Street or the local area.
- Applications must do one or more of the following:
- Improve community engagement with the town centre.
- Improve customer experience.
- Use digital innovation to improve engagement or customer experience.
- Improve the environment of the town centre.
- Will have a lasting impact on the town.
- Attract the support of 5 per cent of the population (100 people).
Some people felt excluded because the original vote was only on social media. We do not want that to happen again, so evidence of public support can be provided by either of the following means:
- A paper petition which includes the names and addresses of petitioners.
- Social Media Posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #GBHSCrickhowell and a hashtag representing the name of the project, e.g. #CrickhowellShopSigns. These must be new, individual, public posts so they can be counted. This is the same format used in the actual competition.
We will only allow one vote per person per application, but people can vote for more than one application. There is no age limit for voters. Once an application has passed the 100-vote threshold, it will be considered. In the event that none of the applications reach the 100-vote mark, the highest-ranking ones will be considered, as long as they satisfy the other criteria.
Once the applications are received, together with evidence of public support, a small committee will be set up to examine them and make a decision. This committee will be representative of groups who supported our campaign and the community generally.
This is the only process available for allocating the money. As custodians of the prize, Corn Exchange Crickhowell Ltd reserves the right to monitor how the money is being spent and to recover the money if it does not meet with the terms and conditions or the spirit of the competition, as under such circumstances we may need to return the money to the organisers.
Managing Director of Corn Exchange Crickhowell, Dean Christy said: “We want a competition of ideas. We want people to talk about what they would do with the money with friends and family, and on social media and to ask for their support. We then want them to apply for the funds which could make their ideas come true and for them to be judged by a process which is fair to everyone.”
Applications can be submitted in writing by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to The Corn Exchange’s drawer at The Cric centre.