Carrigaline Educate Together N.S. entered the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards last year and loved it! Your local school can get involved too at www.bgesta.ie so be sure to share #BGESTA
Watch their video below:
This is the fourth year of the highly successful Awards which were set up by Bord Gáis Energy to recognise and reward participation in the dramatic arts in schools across Ireland. Over 1,000 schools have taken part in the Awards since their launch in 2013. The highlight of the year sees shortlisted schools travel from across the country to attend the annual awards ceremony at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in May.
The Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre awards are open to primary school pupils from 3rd – 6th class and all secondary school students.
There are 12 categories ranging from production categories such as Best Overall School Musical, Best Overall School Play, Best Set, Best Costumes and Best Performance in a Leading Role (male and female) to written categories such as Best Short Scene Script and Best Dramatic Review. A new category, Best Original Production, has also been added to the 2017 Awards in recognition of the outstanding quality of original productions entered in 2016.
The deadline for entries in all production categories is 27 January 2017. The closing date for entries in the written categories is 10 February 2017. Shortlisted schools will be invited to a special awards ceremony at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on 8 May 2017. Some schools will even get the chance to perform on Ireland’s largest theatre stage, making it a memorable experience they won’t forget! Winning schools will share a prize fund, and receive a commemorative trophy, picture and plaque for their school.
To enter the awards, log on to bgesta.ie where you can download an entry form to go with your written or video submission. Completed entry forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards, Real Nation, Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8. Further information and information packs can also be requested via bgesta.ie.