10-20 January 2019

Santos Best Dressed Town Competition

Held each year in January during the Santos Tour Down Under, and now also during the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under, the Santos Best Dressed Town Competition has been a part of the event since its inception in 1999. 

The competition is a great way for South Australian communities to get involved and be a part of the excitement of the first UCI WorldTour event of the year.

The Santos Best Dressed Town Competition is open to all towns, schools, businesses and households along the race route on all stages.

Efforts do not go unnoticed by the professional cycling teams who love the support and the atmosphere as they ride through regional and metropolitan South Australia. It’s also a great opportunity to have bright, colourful and cycling-themed decorations appear on the broadcast when the peloton rides through.

Download the Santos Best Dressed Town Brochure here.

Nominate Now

The Competition Categories are…

  • SANTOS BEST DRESSED TOWN
  • SANTOS BEST DRESSED PRIVATE RESIDENCE
  • SANTOS BEST DRESSED PADDOCK / SCHOOL
  • SANTOS BEST DRESSED COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Commercial, private properties and paddocks that are dressing up as part of a town nomination can also nominate for their individual category.

Judging criteria

  • Best Dressed Town 
    Environmental initiatives, community involvement, innovation, appearance and the use of Santos in your display.

  • Private Residence, Paddock, School & Commercial Property
    Environmental initiatives, innovation, appearance and the use of Santos in your display.

What the judges are looking for?

  • Community Involvement  (Best Dressed Town only) 
    How involved is the community? Is the whole community being pro-active and contributing to the event? Do visitors (and judges) feel welcomed into the community? Is the community radiating with energy and excitement?

  • Appearance
    How much effort was placed into the preparation of the decorations, festivities and activities? Is the nominee exploding with colour and visual impact?

  • Environmental Initiatives
    How well has the nominee used environmental initiatives in their design? What initiatives have been undertaken to reduce the environmental impact?

  • Innovation
    Have any creative measures been used in the planning, preparation and installation of the decorative efforts and local activities?

  • Santos Brand Inclusion
    How well has the nominee included the Santos brand in their design?

Prizes

DAILY WINNERS

  • Santos Best Dressed Town
    Framed certificate and Peats Soil products.

  • Santos Best Dressed Private Residence
    Framed certificate and gift pack. 

  • Santos Best Dressed Paddock / School
    Framed certificate and gift pack. 

  • Santos Best Dressed Commercial Property
    Framed certificate and gift pack. 

  • Innovation Award
    Framed certificate and gift pack. 

OVERALL WINNERS

  • Santos Best Dressed Town – Gold
    Truckload of mulch from Peats Soil & Garden Supplies, signed framed jersey, 2 x metal signs signifying win, $3000 to be spent on a community improvement project or resources of the nominee’s choice, as well as the town added to the new perpetual winner’s trophy with 11 months display rights.
  • Santos Best Dressed Town – Silver
    Signed framed jersey, $1000 to be spent on a community improvement project or resources of the nominee’s choice.
  • Santos Best Dressed Town – Bronze
    Signed framed jersey, $500 to be spent on a community improvement project or resources of the nominee’s choice.
  • Santos Best Dressed Private Residence
    Framed certificate, gift pack and $1000.
  • Santos Best Dressed Paddock / School
    Framed certificate, gift pack and $1000.
  • Santos Best Dressed Commercial Property
    Framed certificate, gift pack and $1000.

Nomination Benefits – Spreading the Word

Nominees will receive the following benefits amplifying awareness and involvement through PR, marketing and the TDU’s digital platforms:

  • Announcement of all nominees in a pre-event media release (regional specific)*
  • All nominees listed on the official website’s Santos Best Dressed Town Page 
  • Santos Tour Down Under poster and window decal to display on-site
  • Santos Tour Down Under brochures for communities and businesses to display on-site
  • Daily photo galleries online and social media activity
  • Daily winners announced on official website and included in media releases published online and distributed to key media contacts
  • Post event, overall winners announced via PR activity, media releases and online content
  • Inclusion in other marketing/digital and public relations activity as deemed appropriate by the Santos Tour Down Under

* Only available to those nominations received before 10 December 2018.

Additional Information

Providing additional nomination information assists with any media enquiries we may receive about the competition. If you don’t currently have this information, we suggest you submit your nomination and provide this information at a later date. Additional information includes:

  • History of the town / business / residence
  • Theme/concept and how you came up with it
  • Detail on how the community was involved

Nominate Now

For all enquiries, please call (08) 8463 4701, or email us at bestdressedtown@sa.gov.au

Nominations are due by 5:00pm Monday 7 January 2019

Santos
City of Adelaide
The Tiser
Hilton Adelaide - Premier Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Motor Accident Commission - Premier Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Singapore Airlines Linear Logo
Subaru
University of SA
bolle new
Grinders
Pure Blonde
shimano
Ziptrak
South Australia Police
Cancer Council SA
Focus
99 Bikes
Big_Fish
interflora
Ricoh
signs inc
nuskope