I’ve written already this year about the Beo Ireland songwriting competition. On Halloween night, one of our own at MSM Claremorris, Rebecca McDermott, won second place in the competition and €1,000! Not bad.
Anyway, the folks at Beo are yet again giving away bags of money! Basically you organise a gig in your school and focus on promoting:
1. original music
2. cúpla focal and
3. a social conscience
Next you advertise your gig via social media, TV, radio and newspapers; then get some footage of the event and turn it into a 7 minute video. Closing date for letting the Beo people know you intend to enter is the 29th November (basically go to www.beoireland.com to register) but you don’t need to submit the completed video of your gig until Monday the 27th January 2014 so plenty of time to get sorted!
The final will take place early in March. The winners get €4,000, second gets €2,000 and third gets €1,000. There’a also a t-shirt design competition which could win you €500. Nice!
Also, the Beo team are travelling the country promoting their event so if you want them to come to your school get in contact via their website – they may still have a few slots open…