In December 2014 a European publication reported that Weymouth in Dorset was one of the best places in EUROPE to celebrate the New Year and enjoy one of the biggest parties in town.

The Weymouth BID has seized this opportunity by extending the BIG Christmas theme into the New Year by staging a BIG Fancy Dress competition.  The competition is being organised by the Weymouth BID in conjunction with its media partners, Dorset Echo and Wessex FM.



Visitors will be encouraged to take photos and selfies of themselves, friends and groups and send them into the Dorset Echo by midnight on 4th January.   The photos can be entered by either by email, text or by visiting the www.dorsetecho.co.uk/newyear website where full terms and conditions can be found.

There are five competition prizes of £100 worth of vouchers.The photo competition categories are:

All images submitted will be printed in a supplement in the Dorset Echo on Saturday 9th January 2016 and readers will be invited to vote for their favourites.  The four images in each category with the most votes will become the finalists and then the overall winner in each category will be chosen by the team of judges including the President of the Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce who are sponsoring the event.

Nigel Read, Weymouth BID Manager said “This is a fun way to encourage people to share selfies and photographs taken in and around Weymouth.  New Year’s Eve is always a great party time in Weymouth and by supporting this competition we are hoping that even more people will choose to come to Weymouth to party the night way and enjoy time in the many restaurants, bars and clubs.  I would like to thank the smaller businesses in Weymouth for stepping in with competition prizes for this promotion as well as the Weymouth Pavilion.   The BID is also working with First Bus and Taxi companies to ensure that everyone has a safe journey home after the festivities”.

Please visit www.weareweymouth.co.uk for more information and entry terms and conditions or visit www.dorsetecho.co.uk/newyear

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