Competition Time – A Winning Weekend

After much of the past year being spent in lockdown, lots of us have become experts in the art of daydreaming. Especially when it comes to a weekend away. 

Where would you stay and what would you do? Well, The Great Sussex Way, want to know, so they can bring your fantasies into reality. As the body responsible for the tourism of Chichester District, they’ve launched a competition, ‘A Winning Weekend’, to do just that.

The competition asks you to share your ideal weekend, and much more, with a host of incredible prizes on offer. The competition is open to both businesses and individuals and will put a spotlight on our incredible local businesses featured in the winning itineraries.

Every winner will receive a luxurious hamper filled with a selection of goodies from Petworth’s The Hungry Guest worth over £75, and each category has a bespoke prize. The creative connectivity category that asks people to explore adventurous ways to get from A to B, will win an hour-long scenic aeroplane ride for two, with a glass of bubbly to boot, courtesy of V2 Radio.

Going green will win you a weeknight stay for two at Ashling Park Estate, with a tour of their winery and a free afternoon eBike hire thanks to Southern eBike Rentals. Lastly, the businesses collaboration category, that looks to encourage businesses to work together, will offer a 30 second advertisement lasting four weeks on V2 Radio.

Finally, all three winning weekends will be published in the local Observer series on a double-page special.

Danielle Dunfield, CEO of The Great Sussex Way said, “With home schooling and working from home, like most people I have been dreaming of getting away for a bit of a break. Our area has something for everyone, and we want to hear what you’d do to make a weekend in the Chichester District a magical one.”

The competition launching today, April 1st, will run for the whole month, closing at midnight on the 30th. The winners will be selected by an expert panel of judges including Anke Monestel from Visit England, Samantha Richardson from the National Coastal Tourism Academy, and Dr Jorge Gutic from the University of Chichester’s Business School. A Winning Weekend is supported by V2 Radio and the Chichester Observer Series as official competition partners. For more information and to enter visit: www.thegreatsussexway.org

Alex Berry, Managing Director of V2 Radio said, “We’re extremely privileged to have a wealth of stunning countryside and heritage landmarks across Sussex. Now more than ever it’s important to support our Leisure & Tourism businesses as the country gets back on its feet. Highlighting and supporting these businesses is engrained into V2 Radio and we passionately encourage others to do the same.”

Gary Shipton, Editor in Chief, added, “The Observer is delighted to be supporting A Winning Weekend. This area has so much to offer – wonderful countryside and an amazing coast, complete with our magnificent cathedral city of Chichester and a glorious selection of ancient towns and villages including Petworth and Midhurst. I commend The Great Sussex Way for all it is doing to promote the region to visitors.”

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