Calling All Transition Year Students

Win a film making workshop & a website designed & built for your school.

We’re inviting all schools to take part in the inaugural Guaranteed Irish Transition Year Film Production Competition 2017. This is a great opportunity for TY students to get involved in film making and encourages them to connect with local businesses, who share the same values as Guaranteed Irish.

The Prize & Details 

The winning school will receive a website designed and developed by Showoff 

A 3 day workshop in film making from Young Irish Film Makers.

Download the brief here 

Pictured at the launch were students, from top, Tara O’Sullivan (15) from Glasnevin, Hana Gallagher (16) from Sandymount, Isabelle Healy (16) from Glasnevin and Ellen McKim (15) from Blackrock. PHOTO: Mark Stedman

Entries can be submitted between Tuesday, 2nd May and Friday, 5th May via Dropbox to Guaranteed Irish. A shortlist of eight videos will be selected for the judging panel and announced on Friday May 11th. The winning school will be announced on Monday May 22nd . Schools looking to get involved should email: for more information or download the Programme Pack here.

We want your students to have fun and understand the ethos of a Guaranteed Irish business in the meantime. The students can use their smartphones or camera to produce the video and they can be as creative as they want as long as they include references to all of the Guaranteed Irish three core principles; Jobs, Provenance and Community involvement. 

Entries will be judged on: originality, creativity, plot, pacing, structure, direction, writing (where applicable), entertainment value and overall quality of production.


Pictured at the launch is student Tara O’Sullivan (15) from Glasnevin with competition judges, from left, artist Maser, Elaine Geraghty, Chief Executive of Screen Producers, and Garry McHugh, Young Irish Film Makers.  PHOTO: Mark Stedman

Maser, International Artist and Guaranteed Irish Hero.

Our first GI Hero and internationally renowned artist Maser is known for his large scale, murals which are synonymous with Dublin and collaborations with artists such as musician Damien Dempsey, Fintan Magee, JR and Conor Harrington and have won him notoriety not only in the graffiti world, but have also helped establish him in the contemporary art world.

Elaine Geraghty, CEO Screen Producers Ireland (SPI)

Elaine has over 25 years of experience in print, broadcast and the not for profit sectors, Elaine has held a number of senior management and executive leadership roles in some of Ireland’s most dynamic and innovative media brands. As CEO of Newstalk, she took the station from local Dublin to Ireland’s first independent national talk radio station.

Garry McHugh, Director, Young Irish Film Makers.

Gary has twenty two years of experience in film, digital media and informal education. Ranging from corporate and music video production to training young people in digital media production. The Young Irish Film Makers have developed and implemented film and digital media workshops for secondary schools nationwide.

Stefanie Pressier, Screenwriter, Playwright and Actor; 

At twenty-eight, writer and actor Stefanie Preissner, is blazing a trail as one of the most influential voices of her generation.  Her six-part comedy-drama series Can’t Cope/Won’t Cope, hit RTE 2 screens in September 2016 and heralded a new era in Irish TV with it’s sharp observations on youth culture.  It has been bought for broadcast by BBC Three and recomissioned by RTE for a seconded series

Shane Byrne, CEO Showoff.

Shane is a qualified financial advisor with a degree in finance from UCD, which he obtained while working in the sector. After traveling for the year in 20111 he returned to Ireland to set up Showoff and take over his family farm. Showoff is Ireland’s leading app development company and the first Guaranteed Irish tech company. While managing Showoff, Shane still maintains his family farm and pedigree Angus herd.

The entries will also be judged by Guaranteed Irish CEO Brid O’Connell and Digital & Events Lead Tess Purcell.

Best of luck to everyone get filming!!