Tomorrow the registration for the #BenidormTeEspera contest opens, with prizes of 500 euros for participating establishments

The City Council plans to inject 1.5 million euros into the local productive fabric with this contest to decorate shop windows and passenger transport vehicles
Tomorrow the registration for the #BenidormTeEspera contest opens, with prizes of 500 euros for participating establishments.
Tomorrow the registration for the #BenidormTeEspera contest opens, with prizes of 500 euros for participating establishments.

La inscripción se puede formalizar hasta el 8 de febrero a través de la Sede Electrónica

Benidorm City Council opens this Tuesday, January 26, the registration to participate in #BenidormTeEspera contest, in which as the last Christmas Window Dressing contest, intends to inject 1.5 million euros into the local productive fabric. The Local Government Board (JGL) has approved the bases that will govern this decorating contest with which it seeks to "promote the creativity of shops and services, hotel, catering and leisure establishments, hotels and passenger transport, encouraging decoration of their establishments or vehicles, on the occasion of Valentine's and San José campaigns; in order to make the city more dynamic and to show the world what Benidorm can offer when everything returns to normal ”, as the mayor, Toni Pérez, has pointed out.

The mayor has registered that "all participants will be awarded, with a general prize of 500 euros, to which are added three prizes of 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 euros"; And he added that #BenidormTeEspera contest will take place both on the street and on social media between February 5 and March 22. However, registration will be open until February 8 to “facilitate the participation of hospitality businesses that, in principle, would reopen to the public on February 4, once the closure of the sector decreed by the Generalitat since last February 21 from January ".

The contest takes the # ('hashtag') that the City Council and Visit Benidorm began to use already in the first weeks of lock down to show the world the best places of the city and encourage tourist reactivation once restrictions on mobility were overcome, and recovers the spirit of the virtual exhibition #BenidormTeEspera that every day, since March 26, 2020, made up the photographs sent by citizens.

The contest focuses on the decoration of the establishments or the supports visible to the public in the case of vehicles and will be free themed. The only essential requirement is that this decoration or lettering include the hashtag #BenidormTeEspera.

At the same time, participants will have to publish at least one image of the decorated establishment / vehicle on one or more Social Networks among those owned by the participant (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter ...), incorporating hashtags #BenidormTeEspera and #Benidorm, and tagging the City Council . The mayor explained that “with these publications the aim is to promote the city and the destination, and at the same time make the establishment or service known and the effort that it is being made throughout this pandemic.

The registration will be formalized on the website of the City Council ( o) from midnight this Tuesday and without the need for a digital certificate. In the case of establishments, the request must be made with a name of the person or company that appears on the opening license and be accompanied by a receipt in the name of the owner in which the full IBAN appears. Regarding public passenger transport, the request in the name of the person or company must be complemented with the receipt of the IVTM of Benidorm of the participating vehicle. If you want to participate with more than one establishment or vehicle, you must make a registration for each of them.

Applications received and admitted to the competition will be published on the municipal website ( Once published, a period of 4 days will be opened to present allegations.

The contest is aimed at approximately 3,000 participants and the complete bases can be consulted already in the Notice section of the municipal website and from midnight also in the Electronic Office.

As the mayor already announced last week, this contest is the first economic initiative to support the productive and economic sector of the city, in 2020 the City Council allocated about 2.8 million euros to initiatives, measures and benefits to help companies, businesses, SMEs and freelancers against the effects of Covid-19. To this amount are added the income that the City Council has stopped receiving after having suspended the tax for the occupation of tables and chairs.