NCBI is this year's overall winner in the Fringe Window Display contest
Published 12/11/2016 | 00:00
NCBI of South Main Street picked up the overall prize in this year's Fringe Window Display competition for their tribute to Herculanum.
Richie Thomas presented the Caroline Thomas Memorial Trophy to Anne Redmond of the NCBI for the shop's staff's efforts in dressing the shop window for this year's competition, which had the theme 'The Heart of Wexford'.
Winner in the 'Excellence in Novelty' category was Pat Sheridan Photography for its portrayal of Wexford hurling combined with old photographs. Runner-up was Vincent's of Wexford, which captured Wexford's character with photos and memorabilia of famous writers, sports personalities, musicians and other local people.
NCBI was the winner in the 'Excellence in Imaginative Application'. The runner-up was The Book Centre, which used a fire hearth and books written by local writers in its display.
Winner in the 'Excellence in Creativity' category was Atlantis Seafood, which displayed its fish as a hurler. The runner-up in this category was Frock, where the window featured a ball gown made from butterflies incorporating the purple and gold.
Wexford Chamber president Karl Fitzpatrick said that there was a high standard, adding that the competition is a very important showcase for the businesses in the town.
This year, there were 13 entries, a drop from 16 last year.