Trade Exhibitor of the Year Awards
Every trade exhibitor has the opportunity to win the Wanaka A&P Show Trade Exhibitor of the Year Award. There are two categories every year, one for small exhibitors and one for large exhibitors. Winners are judged on the amount of interest created in the exhibit, eye-catching aspects, originality, staff presentation, service and how the information is conveyed. Judges also consider how much impact an exhibit makes in relation to the size of the trade site, plus the level of interaction with customers.
Every trade exhibitor has the opportunity to win!
Congratulations to Willowridge Developments and Feissty Designs – the 2017 winners! They were presented their ribbons by the Topp Twins and the Upper Clutha A&P Society President Doug Stalker.
Wanaka A&P Show Best Large Trade Exhibitor of the Year 2017
Allan Dippie from Willowridge Developments impressed the judges to win the 2017 Best Large Trade Exhibitor. To celebrate the 80th Wanaka A&P Show he blended 3 retro themes that together represent the main changes Wanaka has seen over 80 years . Farming – a vintage farm tractor display with tractors dating back from 1919 to 1950. Tourism – A classic Wanaka camping ground scene from 1962, retro caravan/ boat /car. Development – some very old and some very new earthmoving and transport machinery
From left: Event Manager Jane Stalker, Lynda Topp, Allan Dippie, Jools Topp and Society President Doug Stalker
Wanaka A&P Show Best Small Trade Exhibitor of the Year 2017
Metal Garden Art won the 2017 Small Trade Exhibitor award. Owned by Tony Feisst, builder and truck driver turned to artistic welding for a creative outlet. Working from his private workshop, Tony builds and creates his one of a kind metal sculptures from any recycled material he can get his hands on. Ranging from orbs, quirky birds, owls to custom pieces including furniture.
Best Trade Exhibitors Site – Large and Small Results
Large – Willowridge Developments
Small – Fiessty Designs
Large – Plains Irrigators
Small – Catlin Soap Company
Large – Hirepool/Civil Contractors NZ (Otago)/Hynds
Small – Grandma Coleman’s Old Fashioned Jams and Chutneys
Large – Alpine Helicopters
Small – Vetlife
Large – Mainland Minerals
Small – TJ Slammer
Large – Humes
Small – TJ Slammer
Large – Steve Scoles – Claas
Small – The Complete Garden
Large – Hynds Pipe Systems
Small – Otautau Joinery Limited