Wexford Chamber , sponsored by  Wexford Credit Union, is launching their 2013 Festival Windows Competition.  Open to everyone, we are asking all shop owners to join in the fun, embrace the essence of the Festival Opera and make Wexford’s Main Street come alive.  Capture the spirit of the Wexford Festival Opera by choosing one of the three operas that will be performed in the Wexford Opera House this year and make your windows sing with colour and vitality!!!

Three opera themes to choose from ‘The Florentine Straw Hat’, ‘Thérèse’ and ‘Christina Queen of Sweden” gives everybody great scope to create a window display to dazzle and impress.  1st and 2nd prizes will be awarded for each ‘Opera’ and the winner of each will go forward for the Best Overall Prize.  In addition to cash prizes, the winner of each ‘Opera’ will receive two tickets for that Opera with the compliments of Wexford Festival Opera.
“The Festival Windows Competition is a long held tradition that is part and parcel of the overall Wexford Fringe Festival and Wexford Festival Opera experience.  It has a powerful potential to bring people into our shops and celebrate Wexford as a town bringing culture to life.  Wexford Credit Union is delighted once again to be supporting this event” said Ultan Ryan, Manager, Wexford Credit Union.

Chamber CEO, Madeleine Quirke said “The Festival Windows Competition is a great opportunity for Wexford to showcase its festival and creative spirit.  I would strongly encourage all retailers to get involved in this year’s competition and keep this unique and exciting tradition alive.”
“Great prizes and great publicity for your store but a project like this needs support from everybody.  Encourage your neighbours to participate and let’s make Wexford’s Windows Competition better than ever before.  I cannot emphasise enough the power of an exciting window display.   Like a good opera, you need to impress your audience” added Madeleine.
Closing date for entry  is, Monday, 21st October, together with entry fee of €30.   Judging will take  place during the morning of  Friday, 25th October and our prize giving ceremony will take place at 6 pm in Wexford Credit Union on Friday, 25th October. 

Booking forms will be distributed this week and are also available from Wexford Chamber, Hill Street, Wexford.   For further information please contact Thérèse Byrne on 053 9122226 or email: