A new competition has been launched by Conradh na Gaeilge which will see a Snapchat Geofilter created for Co Clare.
Each County in Ireland will be represented by the best entry which can be created by a filter using a county’s placename as Gaeilge (An Clár).
Aodhán Ó Deá, Director of Development with Conradh na Gaeilge says: “We here in Conradh na Gaeilge are extremely excited to launch this initiative after first suggesting the idea to Snapchat only a few weeks ago. It is clear that Irish people love using Snapchat – per capita we use it more than any other country – so why not celebrate our placenames as Gaeilge while taking a selfie”.
Anybody can enter the Gaelsnap competition by emailing their artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, 19 August 2016. Further guidelines can be found at www.cnag.ie/gaelsnap or you send Conradh na Gaeilge a snap at CnaGaeilge if you have any questions.
Conradh na Gaeilge plans to release the winning filters in September as part of the launch for its new BÚA campaign. BÚA stands for Bain Úsáid Aisti and promotes ways to speak Irish more frequently in different social settings. Conradh na Gaeilge will highlight a new way to use Irish every day during the month of September, and hopes to have enough high-quality Snapchat Geofilters ready in Irish for the BÚA launch.
Orlaith Nic Ghearailt, Seachtain na Gaeilge & Awareness Campaigns Executive commented. “We want people to don their best artistic hats and design some amazing Snapchat Geofilters as Gaeilge for Conradh na Gaeilge’s Gaelsnap competition. Try to make your Geofilter stand out by including your own original artwork alongside the county name in Irish and whatever you feel makes your county special.”
Conradh na Gaeilge will judge the best applications for all 32 counties and recommends using the county’s colours and landmarks to make each county Geofilter unique.