Category Archives: Contests

Envision Williamston announces Main Street Challenge Winners

Envision Williamston Executive Director Sonya Crandall announced the winners of the Main Street Challenge for two new business start-ups during the Williamston Town Council meeting Monday. The winning applicants include an event venue and a sandwich shop and deli, that will both be located in the town of Williamston.
Recipients are Chris and Samantha Wagner who are planning to open an events venue at the Davenport House on West Main Street. Also Khaled Al Fackl and Imad and Rose Alchaieb who plan to open a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean Sandwich Shop and Deli. The winning applicants will each receive a grant totaling up to $10,000 to start up and operate their businesses.

Online voting underway for EW Scarecrow Decorating Contest

Online voting for the Envision Williamston 2017 Scarecrow Decorating Contest is now underway.
Thirty or more delightful Scarecrows are on display across the Town of Williamston.
Show your community spirit and vote for your favorites here

EW Mural Design Contest – Now accepting entries

Envision   Williamston,   in   cooperation   with   Historic   Williamston and the Palmetto   Area   Cultural   Arts   Center,   is sponsoring a  Mural   Design   Competition for downtown Williamston.   The   purpose   of the program is to brighten up the streetscape by adding artwork of two   winners in highly visible locations in the downtown area.
The winner will receive $500 prize money and will be published in The Journal, on multiple Williamston websites and in  print advertisements for the town.
Local artists may submit more than one drawing for consideration but must be at least age 14 to enter.
The deadline for submitting artwork is Dec. 8, 2017 and the winning artwork will be announced on Jan. 15, 2018.
“We are hoping to have the mural installed and the grand reveal of the murals by May, 2018,” said Envision Williamston Executive Director Sonya Crandall.
The locations have been selected and are on the entry form.
“So if you have creative juices and artistic talent and would like to have your artwork on display in the downtown area, please pick up your Mural Guideline Package at Town Hall of you can view and print them online at,” Crandall said.

Scarecrow Decorating Contest – Fall 2017

The Historic Town of Williamston and Envision Williamston invite all area Residents and Businesses to participate in our 3rd Annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest. The official display period is through November 16th. However, you may erect your display upon design approval. Registration deadline is October 16, 2017 to be eligible for judging. Awards will be given for all categories and there will be a People’s Award for the overall best.

Scarecrow Decorating Contest Information and Entry Form

EW announces Mural Design Contest

Historic Williamston, The Palmetto Area Cultural Arts Center and Envision Williamston announce a Mural Design Contest for a mural project in Williamston. The project is a part of the Williamston Downtown Acceleration Program (WDAP) that is being funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

For more information Mural Design Contest