Competition Brief 2014/2015:
BEO invites schools in Ireland to organize a live music event in their area. While BEO is basically about teenagers organizing gigs for themselves BEO will also be asking participants to use the event to promote “cúpla focal” gaeilge while also having a social conscience.
Finalists for the competition will be selected using the following criteria
1 An event organized by said school BEO school committee 20% (10% of which is footage of the gig, at least a 2 min montage to be shown in your presentation) This year an IMRO type module must be included as part of the organized event.
2 Promotion of original music – 20%
3 PR and marketing of the gig (including social media, TV, radio and newspapers) 20%
4 The promotion of Gaeilge 20% (to include a slogan in Irish such as “mo theanga mo cheol” 30% of all social media will be ‘as Gaeilge’ and 50% of video commentary will also be ‘as Gaeilge’.
5 Social conscience. 10%
6 Committee performance including final presentation. 10%
Comórtas BEO Application and Dates for Diary
Still taking registrations.
Each school will prepare a 7 min video of their event to be forwarded to BEO,( details on the website) by March 21st January. A panel of BEO judges will select six schools for the final.
These finalists will be announced 27th March.
The final will be held on Friday April 24th with each school having to present their entry to the judging panel. BEO’s 2015 national champions will be announced at a special gig that evening and will be presented with their €3,000 prize. Second prize is €1,500 and third is €1,000 with 4th, 5th and 6th receiving €500.
“Adh mhór a chairde sa cheol”
Seosamh Mac Ceallabhuí & the BEO Committee