[image-1]This year, for the first time, Charleston Pride hosts a storefront decorating contest in conjunction with the Charleston Pride Festival. Local businesses are invited to show their support for the LGBT community with window decorations, which need to be put in place by Sept. 9 and kept up until Sept. 24, the day after the pride parade.

Windows will be judged on use of color, message, and pride theme, and the winner will receive a full page ad in the 2018 Charleston Pride Guide. You can register online (for free) by Sept. 1 at charlestonpride.org. Charleston Pride Festival Week is held from Sept. 16-23, with events at various locations around Charleston.