Wexford Fringe 2016, Festival Windows Competition

Once again Wexford Chamber is delighted to announce the launch of their annual Festival Windows Display Competition as part of the 64th Fringe Festival. The window display competition is open to everyone and we are asking all shop owners to join in the festive fun to make Wexford’s Main Street, side streets and quay come alive with colour and vitality. Make your shop stand out and be one to remember during the festival season.

Sponsored by Wexford Credit Union and Calor Gas, this year’s theme is ‘The Heart of Wexford’.  Windows can be dressed in any style that celebrates any aspect of the festival atmosphere or anything Wexford, whether it is sport, Vikings, food, opera, music, dance, comedy, Fringe Festival or a famous Wexford personality. Feel free to express your creative side and contribute to the electric ambience of the town while you are at it!

This year we are delighted to announce a top prize for the overall best dressed window of €250.  Additional cash prizes of €100 will be awarded to the winners of each of the following three categories with the runners up receiving a non-cash prize.

  1. CREATIVITY: Style, concept, design and artistry.
  2. ENGAGEMENT: Would the display encourage me to enter the store and be a return customer
  3. IMPACT/ VISUAL APPEAL: Overall impact and appeal in comparison to neighbouring stores

Speaking on the event Ultan Ryan, Manager Wexford Credit Union said “It is a privilege to be part of this tradition and I wish all the participants the best of luck”

Lorraine Cardiff, speaking for Calor Gas said “At Calor, we pride ourselves on getting to know our local communities. We are delighted to sponsor the Wexford Fringe Festival Windows Competition and wish them every success.”

Please have your windows dressed by Monday 24th October in good time for the opening of the Wexford Festival Opera (Wednesday 26th October). Judging will take place on 27th October with the results announced at the Wexford Credit Union Prize Giving Ceremony in Wexford Credit Union, Anne Street, Wexford, on Friday 28th at 6pm.

Confirmation of entry into this year’s competition must be received no later than Friday 21st October.  Entry Form must be completed and returned to Wexford Chamber together with the €30 fee. ENTRY IS FREE FOR CHARITIES.

Madeleine Quirke, CEO Wexford Chamber said “once again we are delighted to be driving this wonderful community event and would encourage all businesses along the Main Street to join in the fun.  It is important to keep this special Wexford tradition alive and well.”

If you would like to participate in this unique competition please contact Aoife on 053-9122226 or info@wexfordchamber.ie

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