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Here are The Winners of Project Windows 2012, Chicago's Window Display Design Competition

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Last night at Smith & Wollensky, Michigan Avenue magazine and Oak Street Design, a visual design resource corporation, held the 2012 Project Windows awards reception. The cocktail party took place on the terrace overlooking the river with Marina City towering overhead. To recap, 12 industry pros from Chicago’s design and retail scene and 5 students from Columbia College to judge 43 shop windows on Michigan Ave, State Street, Oak, Chicago Ave, Walton and Rush to award the the 10 best with bragging rights and fancy fanfare.

The People's Choice Winner: American Apparel

For Lighting and Effects: Zara
For The Best Use of Color: Best Buy
For The Best Composition: Ralph Lauren
For Entertaining and Amusing: Marc Jacobs
The Best Message: Garmin
The Most Traditional: Paul Stuart
For Attention to Detail: P.O.S.H.
For Trimmings and Craftsmanship: Anthropologie
Winner of The Michigan Avenue Magazine Award: Ralph Lauren
The People's Choice: American Apparel
· Oak Street Design [Official Site]
· Michigan Avenue [Official Site]