An Easter competition saw Helston businesses get creative with their shop windows and the winners taking top spot by a bunny’s whisker.

The window display from White Woods International Ltd on Coinagehall Street was judged best in the town, for its handmade knitted Easter bunnies.

Amy Woods and Georgina White, owners of the virtual assistant and superyacht management company, were presented with their trophy and gold certificate by mayor John Martin, who judged the competition.

He placed Gillian’s Larder in Meneage Street in silver position and awarded Raison Opticians, also in Meneage Street, bronze.

More than 30 businesses took part in the contest organised by Helston Community Interest Company (HCIC) – said to be the largest amount to ever take part in a shop window competition in the town.

Mr Martin said: “They were all fantastic, and it really does make me proud to be mayor of Helston.

“I wish to thank all who put in their time and effort to make this competition such a huge success, but there can, as always, be only one winner.”

Jenny Morris, spokesperson for the HCIC, said the Easter window competition would now become an annual event, joining the Christmas window competition.

She added: “It is important to have these events to bring people back to the Helston high street.”

She also thanked Mark and Dee at Key Express for donating the trophy, Complete Business Solutions for printing the promotional leaflets and the mayor for judging the competition and presenting the winner’s trophy.

The HCIC’s next project will be launching a new Discover Helston Magazine in the near future, featuring events coming up throughout the year and articles about the town, backed with advertising from local businesses.