Window Display Competition

Wexford Festival Opera are determined to ensure that all eyes are still on Wexford in 2021.  An important and immensely popular part of previous Festivals has been Window Display Competition.  This year we think it is more important than ever!  As we celebrate our 70th Anniversary, we hope you agree and join in!

This year’s Festival theme is Wexford in the Fifties, in a tribute to the establishment of Wexford Festival Opera by Dr Tom Walsh and local volunteers in 1951. We are encouraging Wexford businesses to take part and participate to demonstrate the town’s pride in the Festival it has created.

A Creative Team is available to assist you with your window display should you need help with ideas or sourcing vintage props for your window.  Don’t hesitate to contact richella@wexfordopera.com for more assistance.

 

PARTICIPATION IS EASY ...

Design your window display using the 1950s as your inspiration (contact our Creative Team should you need help with your ideas). Then email a photograph of your creative window display by Wednesday 13 October to richella@wexfordopera.com

  • Friday 15 October: the judging panel will visit all of the participating shops.
  • Saturday 16 October: award ceremony will take place in the National Opera House.

This years judging panel are – Julia Burbach, Director at Wexford Festival Opera; Cécile Trémolières, Set and Costume Designer and Alan Corcoran, Presenter at South East Radio. 

Participants are encouraged to leave their displays up until after the closing night of the festival.

 

PRIZES ...

There are two prizes 

  • Best Creative Window 
  • Best Use of Space, Set and Location 

The winners will be awarded a cash prize of €500 each and will be invited to host a Pop-Up Event during the 71st Wexford Festival Opera in 2022. 

Photographs of the winning window displays will be posted on the Wexford Festival Opera website and social media and publicised by local media before the opening of the Festival.

 

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