NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DDI Magazine has named Macy's Herald Square as the Platinum Award winner in the annual Winning Windows Manhattan holiday retail window competition. Bergdorf Goodman took home the second-place Gold Award, and Anthropologie Rockefeller Center was honored with the third-place Silver Award. The winners were announced at the 17th annual PAVE Gala in New York on Dec. 4
For the 14th consecutive year, the DDI Winning Windows awards honor the top three Manhattan retail stores for their excellence in holiday window design. Winning Windows judges walked New York City, touring the storefronts and delighting in the creative, festive and impeccably executed designs that window teams across the city have spent the past year planning.
Judging was based on three criteria: originality and creativity, spirit of the season and technical aspects of execution. This year's judges included Alison Embrey Medina, executive editor, DDI Magazine; Jessie Dowd, senior editor, DDI Magazine; and Peter-Tolin Baker, principal at P-T B Design Services.
Macy's Herald Square's windows tell the story of a young boy's dream on Christmas Eve, where he travels to a magical crystal forest and learns about the meaning of Christmas. The windows combine state-of-the-art technology with handcrafted artistry. High-definition LED screens fill the back wall, expanding the windows' scenery and creating impact. One window also contains a surprise interactive element.
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