We are looking for young ladies, age 18-27, of Irish heritage that would like to represent Chicago in Tralee Ireland at the Rose of Tralee International Festival. The winner of the Chicago Rose of Tralee will represent the Irish American community and Chicago as she competes for the “International Rose of Tralee” title with other candidates from all over the world!
Please fill out the application completely and mail to the address listed along with a 3X5 photo. Please hurry as there are only 50 spots available. You must have your FREE preliminary application in the hands of the Chicago Rose of Tralee Committee no later than March 25, 2017.
If you are chosen as one of the finalists, you must secure a sponsorship fee for your entry into the Chicago Contest and the location, fee and date will be announced soon. Under Sponsorship Opportunities, please find “Friend of the Rose” sponsorship opportunities. This is a great way to have a business sponsor your participation fee.
The 2017 Chicago Rose will receive:
* A round trip ticket to Ireland to participate in the Rose of Tralee International Festival **All expenses paid while at the International Festival in August 2017!
* Stage Gown for International Festival created by one of Ireland's top designers!!
* Press photos for Ireland
* Rose Pendant
* Plus other gifts!