Stranger in the Window Competition

With the school summer holidays approaching, the annual ‘Stranger in the Window’, competition is set to attract more visitors to local shops. Organised by the Deal & Walmer Chamber of Trade, the competition runs from July 17th to August 10th, 2024, coinciding with the carnival period. Shopkeepers place an unusual item in their windows, and participants, who purchase an entry form for £1 from JJ Woods Newsagents or Deal Radio, visit various shops to identify these items.

Promoted on the Chamber’s website and Facebook page, the competition includes clues to help participants. Winners, selected by the Chamber’s board, will receive cash prizes and have their photos featured in the KM newspaper.

For a £10 marketing investment, businesses can attract potential customers. Participation is open to businesses both within and outside the town centre. The aim is to enlist 80 businesses on a first-come, first-served basis, with £110 in prize money for competitors. Remaining funds will support the Deal Lighting Fund.

Email the secretary at to sign up and receive an invoice.