• News

Meath entries sought for student theatre awards

Monday, 20th January, 2014 7:30pm
Jump to comments
Meath entries sought for student theatre awards

Amy Huberman launches the Bord GŠis Energy Student Theatre Awards.

Meath entries sought for student theatre awards

Amy Huberman launches the Bord GŠis Energy Student Theatre Awards.

Bord Gáis Energy is calling on budding student playwrights in Meath to take part in the first ever Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards.

Actress and writer Amy Huberman officially launched the awards which have been set up by Bord Gáis Energy to encourage and reward participation in drama among school children across Ireland.

Open to fifth and sixth class in primary schools and all students in secondary school, this year’s awards will focus on creative dramatic writing. Students in Meath are being asked to demonstrate their playwriting skills and write a short scene based on the theme of friendship.

All shortlisted schools will win a class trip for up to 30 students and teachers to see War Horse at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on 9th April 2014. The winning student in each category will receive a €150 One4all voucher. The overall winner will receive a €300 One4all voucher as well as a €1,000 bursary for their school and €1,000 worth of books for their school library.

Entries can be submitted in script form, narrative form or in video form and closing date for entries is 13th February 2014.

There are three categories for this year’s awards:

Primary (5th & 6th class) 500 words limit

Junior Secondary (1st – 3rd year) 750 word limit

Senior Secondary (4th/TY – 6th year) 1,000 word limit

Video submissions should be no longer than five minutes and must include a written copy of the scene also. Entries can be submitted in English or Irish to studenttheatre@realyouth.ie  or by post to The Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards, Real Youth, Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8.

All shortlisted schools will win a class trip for up to 30 students and teachers to see War Horse ay the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on 9th April 2014. The winning student in each category will receive a €150 One4all voucher. The overall winner will receive a €300 One4all voucher as well as a €1,000 bursary for their school and €1,000 worth of books for the school library.

 Amy Huberman said: “I am delighted to help officially launch the first ever Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards. These awards have been set up to reward and encourage participation in drama in schools and I think it’s really important that we recognise young creative talent from an early age and encourage young people to take part in drama and writing.  Growing up I always had an interest in acting and writing and had there been something like this when I was at school, I would have definitely taken part.

“I would like to wish all those taking part in Meath the very best of luck in this year’s awards and I look forward to judging the shortlist in March.”

Irene Gowing, Sponsorship & Brand Manager, Bord Gáis Energy said: “We are pleased to launch the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards. There’s a huge amount of students in Meath putting time and effort into writing and drama in schools and through these awards we want to recognise and reward these young creative people.”

Closing dates for entries is Thursday 13th February. The top finalists will be announced in March 2014 and the awards will take place at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Wednesday, 9th April. For further information on the awards, visit www.bordgaisenergy.ie/schools

 

 

 

 

€50 for 6 months (24 editions) of the Meath Chronicles. Ideal gift for those who have everything. Subscribe for free here.

Post a Comment

Group Publications

Cookies on Meath Chronicle website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Meath Chronicle website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Meath Chronicle use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We donít sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message