Tralee Student short-listed in 'My Place' Video Competition
Tralee Credit Union calls for support for local finalist
A Tralee student has been selected as a finalist in the â¿¿What I Love About My Placeâ¿ video clip competition.
This initiative organised by the Irish League of Credit Unions in conjunction with the SpunOut.ie youth organisation, asked young people to record a 60 second video clip on what makes their place special.
Bernhard Lietzmann, an Eramus student from Oldenburg in Germany is a second year student studying Electrical Engineering in the Institute of Technology in Tralee and is one of 10 finalists in this national video clip competition. In all, over one hundred entries were received in this competition which was devised to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the credit union movement in Ireland. Internet users are now being encouraged to check out the creative videos at the dedicated competition page www.yourplace.ie.
Bernhardâ¿¿s Video Clip called â¿¿Answering the Doorâ¿ was filmed in his accommodation â¿¿An Sean Mhuileannâ¿ in Tralee and includes his own music as backing track. Bernhard has been on Eramus with the Institute of Technology, Tralee, a European student exchange programme since August and will return to Germany at the end of January. Speaking to Bernhard â¿¿I am delighted to be chosen as one of the national finalists, it would be a great end to my study here to win one of the cash prizes on offer. I have really enjoyed studying in the Institute of Technology in Tralee, meeting loads of people and living in An Sean Mhuileann apartments with other Eramus and Irish students, I hope everyone will vote for meâ¿.
Grainne Foley, Youth Officer with Tralee Credit Union said â¿¿we are delighted that Bernhard has been shortlisted in this national competition with a prize fund of €10,000. The winning entry will receive €4,000, second prize €2,500 and third prize €1,500. While a national Judging Panel will select the three winning entries, there is a Viewerâ¿¿s Choice Award worth €2,000 which we are asking members of the public to support. We are calling on everyone in our area to join Tralee Credit Union and vote for Bernhard in the race to pick up the Viewerâ¿¿s Choice Awardâ¿.
To vote for Bernhard
1. go to www.yourplace.ie
2. click on VOTE NOW at the end of the website home page
3. Bernhardâ¿¿s is the first video clip called â¿¿Answering the Doorâ¿
4. Click on Vote for this clip
Closing date to vote is Monday 22nd December 08â¿.