Calling on Roscommon Transition Year students to profile local businesses

Transition Year students in Roscommon and across Ireland are being encouraged to get involved in the new Guaranteed Irish video competition launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD.


  The initiative matches Transition Year students and local businesses, with the aim to produce creative videos profiling businesses at community level. 

  Commenting at the recent launch, CEO of Guaranteed Irish, Brid O’Connell said: “We are really excited to announce details of the Guaranteed Irish video competition, where we are calling on Transition Year students to make a short video about local businesses in their community. 

  “We hope that the competition gets Transition Year students involved with their locality, and most importantly that they meet with local businesses in Roscommon. 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 Roscommon and right across Ireland to get involved.” 

  Transition Year students in Roscommon 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, 2nd of May and Friday, 5th of May via a Dropbox account to Guaranteed Irish. A shortlist of eight videos will be selected for the judging panel and announced on Friday, 11th of May. The winning school will be announced on Monday, 22nd of May. 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 three-day workshop in film making from Young Irish Film Makers.