Final Opera Contests of the Season:

Contest #1: Costume Coloring Challenge reprise

What is it?

Try your hand at designing an opera costume! We've given you a head start, with seven beautiful design sketches by Larissa McConnell and Howard Tsvi Kaplan, but you need to supply the color!

Guidelines

  • Download one or more of the coloring pages in this folder and color them to your heart's content, then send us your inspiring designs.

How to Enter
Email your full name and coloring pages to contests@chautopera.org by Friday, Aug. 21 at 5pm EDT. We will announce the winner during our Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations event on August 24 at 5pm EDT. Following this announcement, we will contact the winner to collect their address and t-shirt size for their prize!

 

Contest #2: Opera LIMERICK challenge reprise

What is it?

We've brought back our most popular contest to wrap-up the season! For this challenge, we invite you to channel your inner poet and send us a Limerick (or two, or three) inspired by the 2020 Chautauqua Opera Season.

Here is some inspiration, written by one of our wonderful music staff, Krisitin Roach:

Now joining this famed institution
With hist'ry and future in fusion
Our bandwidth is teeming
Devices are screaming
And music staff's all in collusion! 

Guidelines

  • Limericks are short, 5-line poems with a very particular rhyming scheme that are often funny or clever. Don't know the rules of a Limerick? Here's a bit of help.

  • We invite you to write about Chautauqua, Opera, or anything that inspired you during our 2020 season.

How to Enter
Email your full name and poem(s) to contests@chautopera.org by Friday, Aug. 21 at 5pm EDT. We will announce the winner during our Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations event on August 24 at 5pm EDT. Following this announcement, we will contact the winner to collect their address and t-shirt size for their prize!

 

Contest #3: Create Your Own Opera Invasion Logo!

What is it?
Each season since 2016, Chautauqua Opera has created a unique Opera Invasion logo to represent our company and spread joy throughout the community. Now it’s your turn! Design your own Opera Invasion logo and enter for a chance to win an exclusive 2020 Opera Invasion t-shirt!

Guidelines

  • Your design(s) must use all of the letters of the words "Opera Invasion" as an integral part of the design.
  • You can create your design using any medium you choose; pencil, pen, markers, crayons, watercolors, digitally, etc.
  • Opera Invasion events are playful, bold, energetic, surprising, fun, and oftentimes LOUD. Your design(s) should capture that energy in a visual way.
  • We especially encourage designs that speak to our current moment in time in some way. 

How to Enter
Email your full name, your design(s), and a brief description of what inspired you to contests@chautopera.org by Friday, Aug. 21 at 5pm EDT. One winner will be chosen per week. The Week 8 winner will be announced during our Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations event on August 24 at 5pm EDT. Following this announcement, we will contact the winner to collect their address and t-shirt size. You do not need to submit your design(s) more than once. Designs that do not win during any given week will be considered for future weeks of the contest.

Inspiration:

updated opera invasion inspiration

 Logo Contest Winners, Weeks One–Six:

invasion logo winners