€3k prize fund for best window or shop front for Derby Festival

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€3k prize fund for best window or shop front for Derby Festival
13:00 Sunday 17th of June 2018

Newbridge and Kildare Town business owners are invited to celebrate The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival and to ‘Embrace More than the Race’ by decorating their buildings and shop windows for this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Best Dressed Window Competition.

The annual competition encourages businesses and shops to get involved in the three-day racing festival which contributes so much to the local economy, and this year the title sponsors have another fantastic prize on offer for the winners.

Dubai Duty Free has kindly provided a prize fund of €3,000, with the best window or shop front winning €1,500 and a VIP day for two people in the private Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Pavilion at the Curragh Racecourse on, Saturday June 30th.

Second place will win €1,000 and four general admission tickets for the big race day while third place will be awarded €500 and four general admission tickets to the races.

All prizes are courtesy of the renowned airport retailer, Dubai Duty Free.  Entrants should take their inspiration from Dubai, travel and horse racing.

Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free, Colm McLoughlin, said; “We are delighted to say that 2018 marks Dubai Duty Free’s 11th year as the title sponsor of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.

“The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Best Dressed Window Competition really helps to get the whole community involved in what has become a remarkable festival. I look forward to seeing all the brightly dressed shop fronts as the people of Newbridge and Kildare Town have shown some great creative talents in recent years. The Curragh Racecourse has played host to some of our most memorable races since we took on the title sponsorship in 2008 and this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on 30th June will no doubt be another exciting affair.”

Flags and bunting are available for shops and businesses to use in their displays. Interested parties should contact Aileen O’Brien or Sophie Kavanagh at O’Brien PR to registertheir interest and to receive their pack.  Judges from Dubai Duty Free will look at all of the displays on Tuesday, 26th of June to find the winners . To receive your pack and to register your interest in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Best Dressed Window Competition email [email protected]obrienpr.com or call O’Brien PR on (045) 407017.

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival takes place at The Curragh Racecourse from Friday, 29th June – Sunday 1st of July. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby runs on Saturday, 30th of June. For tickets to the races or to book hospitality packages contact The Curragh Racecourse on (045) 441205 or www.curragh.ie

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