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BEO Competition!

January 31, 2012

Win €5,000 worth of computer equipment to help your school run a BEO event and be the school that promotes the best ROCK SHOW in the country!

This year BEO entered a National Innovation competition which allowed them to develop a business plan. This involved developing a website www.beoireland.com to help other schools host similar events and thus the idea of holding a nationwide Comórtas BEO was born. To date BEO have hosted many of Irelands top bands, More Than Conquerors, The Wonder Villains, Dirty 9’s and Scuba Dice to name but a few. What a great experience for any school band to get to perform at a gig where some of these tops bands will be playing.

Every year sees a new pool of talented youth bringing fresh ideas to BEO, coupled with the fact that these new members have the support of veteran BEO members in each of the schools can only see BEO going from strength to strength in the future. The website is a great resource to have for any student thinking of bringing BEO to their school and as mentioned on the site, mentors will be assigned to each school entering the competition. Maybe your school will see the next Jim Aiken emerging.

All details for Comórtas BEO can be found on www.beoireland.com.
The schedule for the competition is as follows:

•    Applications to be received by Feb 3rd via the website.
•    Each school will prepare a 7 min video of their event to be forwarded to BEO by April 23rd.
•    Six finalists will be announced on 27th April. All finalists will receive a grant of €500 to help cover their expenses on the day of the final.
•    The final will be held on May 11th at the Regional Cultural Centre with each school having to present their entry to the judging panel. BEO’s first national champions will be announced at a special gig that evening and where winner will be presented with the amazing prize of €5,000 worth of computer equipment for their school.

BEO would like to take this opportunity to thank Donegal County Council and the VEC for their kind sponsorship, without which running Comórtas BEO would not be possible.
The official launch of Comórtas BEO will take place in the Regional Cultural Centre on Thursday 19th January at 2.00 pm.

Speakers on the day include:

  • Seosamh Mac Ceallabhuí BEO
  • Dessie Larkin Comhairle Contae Dhun na nGall
  • Mary Ann Kane Coiste Gairmoideachas Dun na nGall
  • Hugh Harkin Donegal Live
  • Official launch by Nollaig mac Giolla Bhride Comhairle Contae Dhun na nGall

Bigí linn!

BEO – Flyer