Call For Transition Years To Profile Local Businesses

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Pictured at the launch of the Guaranteed Irish video competition for Transition Year students were students, from left, Hana Gallagher (16) from Sandymount, Ellen McKim (15) from Blackrock, Tara O’Sullivan (15) from Glasnevin and Isabelle Healy (16) from Glasnevin.PHOTO: Mark Stedman

TRANSITION  Year students in Kerry are being encouraged to get involved in the new Guaranteed Irish video competition which involves creating videos of local businesses.

Launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD during last week, the initiative matches Transition Year students and local businesses, with the aim to produce creative videos profiling businesses at community level.

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Commenting at the launch, CEO of Guaranteed Irish, Brid O’Connell said: “We hope that the competition gets Transition Year students involved with their locality, and most importantly that they meet with local businesses in Kerry. There are some terrific prizes for the winning school with a brand-new website and film training up for grabs – so we encourage schools in Kerry and right across Ireland to get involved.”

The initiative is part of a programme of Guaranteed Irish public engagement activities aimed at attracting new members, raising the profile of existing members, and encouraging the wider public to support companies that contribute positively to Ireland’s economy and society.

Transition Year students in Kerry and across the country are invited to create a short video of a Guaranteed Irish Business in their community. Entries will be judged on: originality, creativity, plot, pacing, structure, direction, writing (where applicable), entertainment value and overall quality of production.

Entries will be submitted between Tuesday, May 2 and Friday, May 5 via a Dropbox account to Guaranteed Irish.

A shortlist of eight videos will be selected for the judging panel and announced on Friday May 11. The winning school will be announced on Monday, May 22. Schools looking to get involved should email:

The winning school will receive a website designed and developed by Showoff along with a workshop on app development for Transition Year students. The winning school will also receive a 3 day workshop in film making from Young Irish Film Makers.

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