Your chance to star at Best of the West Festival 2018
Craft businesses throughout Argyll and Bute will have the chance to sell their products to thousands of people at this year’s Best of the West festival – but time is getting short to grab the opportunity.
Business Gateway Argyll and Bute is once again running a competition inviting businesses to pitch for a free trade stand in the craft tent.
The tent, sponsored by Business Gateway, is a popular pit stop for festival goers. With more than 5,000 visitors descending on Inveraray Castle, the competition is a fantastic chance for local crafters to raise their profile.
A panel of judges will select six winners based on their pitch which should include the reasons their venture is special and why their products would be a good fit with the festival. The judges include festival host the Duchess of Argyll and Fergus Murray, Argyll and Bute Council’s Head of Economic Development and Strategic Transportation.
The Best of the West festival runs between Friday September 7 and Sunday September 9.
To enter, craft businesses are invited to describe, in no more than 250 words, why their business and the products they sell represent the ‘best in the west’. Entries must include a link to relevant websites or social media to support their entry and can also include up to five photographs of products and a film of no more than three minutes. Entry is via email to business.gateway@ argyll-bute.gov.uk. Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday July 6.
Competition terms and conditions are available at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/ best-west-competition
Margaret Morrison-Macleod of the Divine Hag, one of last year’s Best of the West competition winners.