SHOPPERS and residents are being encouraged to help Northwich’s bid for success in the Great British High Street Awards.

The town has been entered into the 2016 awards by the Northwich Business Improvement District (BID).

Northwich will compete in the category of the best large market town, and will come up against a range of other towns from around the country.

From there, officials will shortlist a maximum of three finalists for each category using criteria focusing on innovation, collaboration, transition and outcomes before the selected towns go on to face a public vote to select the winner.

During this phase, members of the public will be able to vote once a day for one finalist in each category, which will hopefully ensure that high streets and towns of different sizes have the chance to build local campaigns and compete fairly against each other.

Finalists from all the categories will be invited to an awards ceremony at which the category winners will be announced.

“You can help support Northwich’s bid for victory via social media – simply use the hashtag #GBHighSt and help create a buzz around the campaign,” said a BID spokesman.

For more information on the Awards, make sure you follow the Northwich BID on Twitter and Visit Northwich on Facebook.

The finalists are due to be announced in Mid-October.

For the first time the Northwich Teenage Market is to run alongside the 2016 Northwich Christmas Extravaganza, which is taking place on Saturday, November 26.

Traders will be selling a range of unique, bespoke gifts and the town’s talented teenagers have already started signing up for the event.

You’ll be able to get your hands on arts and crafts, jewellery, paper creations and much more.

Teenage Market trader spaces are still available at the upcoming market, so if you know anyone who needs a platform to bring a product or range of creations to market, please let them know.

It’s free to take part, and people can sign up via the Official Teenage Market website.

To learn more about Northwich’s Teenage Market follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.