- Enter your festive song to be in with the chance of being crowned the official ‘Christmas FM Song Contest Winner 2019′
- Closing date is 1 December 2019
Singer, songwriter or shower performer – if you think you have written a festive song ready to knock the classics off the top of the Christmas tree then Christmas FM want to hear from you!
Christmas FM, the hugely popular radio station that raises hundreds of thousands of euro for deserving organisations every year, will make its eagerly anticipated return to the airwaves in late November however, if you can’t wait (like us!) the station is now looking for entries for their unique Christmas FM Song Contest!
The competition is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring singers or songwriters to be heard by Christmas FM’s national and international audience. Simply write and record your very own Christmas song or cover version and fill out the online entry form at www.christmasfm.com and you could be hearing your song played across the airwaves this Christmas! You can find all the information you need here, https://christmasfm.com/songcontest/.
Closing date for entries is 1pm on Sunday, 1st December 2019.
Finalists will be announced on air in early December and public voting will take place on the website from December 7th until 8pm on 8th December.
The winning entry will be announced on the breakfast show on Monday, 9th December and named the Official Christmas FM Song Contest Winner 2019.
Christmas FM will be celebrating its 12th year on air this year and, since it began broadcasting, has raised almost €2 million for a range of charities. The stations charity partner for 2019 is Barretstown and Christmas FM wants to “press play” on over 850 days of life changing programmes at Barretstown, rebuilding the lives of seriously ill children. The costs of running the festive station are covered by various sponsors, ensuring that all on-air fundraising and donations will go directly to Barretstown.
Barretstown was founded by Hollywood actor and philanthropist Paul Newman in 1994 and is modelled on his renowned Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut, USA. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Barretstown has served over 50,000 campers since it opened its doors to the Irish public.
Through its free, specially-designed camps and programmes, Barretstown brings back the fun of childhood – its services help children affected by serious illness to ‘press play’ on childhood again. To mark its 25th anniversary, the organisation unveiled a nationwide Press Play campaign, with the aim of achieving its vision that by 2024, every child with a serious illness in Ireland will have the opportunity to avail of one of Barretstown’s therapeutic programmes.
This year, Christmas FM is generously supported by the premier FM sponsors Cadbury, Coca Cola and An Post. The radio station will be broadcasting from the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin who have kindly given the studio space for free.
Christmas FM is run each year by more than 100 volunteers on-air, devoting hundreds of hours of their time.
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