In the baking sunshine our Trade Stand judges have walked the entire Showground to find the very best Trade Stands. The competition is judged on various criteria, how attractive is the stand, how convenient are the arrangements for demonstrations if applicable and how original the design of the stand is. Judges are also looking for how clear the key message is ie can visitors see quickly what the stand sells or is promoting? The staff on the stand need to be welcoming and they also see whether the stand entices you in to look or buy. Most importantly does it have a wow factor…
Well the winners here today did have the WOW factor.
Best Small stand – Simply the Bees Knees, Stand 179 and part of our new Enterprise zone.
Best Charity was Friends of Kent Life on stand 124
Best Specialist stand – Kent Scouts in the Woodland Area on stand 454
Best Large stand – Kent County Council on 358
Best Food & Drink – Hush Heath Estate in the Food Hall
Best Agricultural – Jacob Sheep Society in the Agricultural Area