Applications for the 2021 competition are now closed!

Ibec Workplace Choir of the Year Competition

For the first time this year we are launching the new Ibec Workplace Choir of the Year Competition in conjunction with but not exclusively for our new Choirworks initiative. Choirs based in the workplace can enter without needing to travel to Cork! We are inviting you to submit a video in performance of your choir to be judged by our international jury, by compiling a virtual performance made up of individual choir members’ videos. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony of the Cork International Choral Festival.

Participation in the competition implies acceptance of all the rules and regulations included in the Ibec Workplace Choir of the Year Syllabus

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  • Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 2nd April of the same year.
  • Open to any workplace choir.
  • The choir is not requested to travel to Cork to participate in the competition.
  • The video must be of a virtual performance compiled of individual choir members’ videos.
  • All entries will be judged as one category.
  • Minimum 3 voices / No maximum.
  • The video should not have been published previously. After 2nd May 2021 the choir can upload the competition video on their own online channels.
  • There should be no verbal announcements at any point during the presentation.
  • Finalists will be judged by our international jury.

Repertoire requirements

The repertoire should be one piece of your choice with or without accompaniment. A backing track is acceptable as an accompaniment. The five-member international jury allocates marks for the technical and artistic quality of the piece and the overall quality of its performance.

Application procedure

If you are interested in entering the competition, please contact or fill in the contact form below to receive the application form and details of entry fee. Each choir is required to forward by 2nd April of the same year:

  • An online completed application form.
  • Competition video (max 2GB) to be submitted via WeTransfer to . WeTransfer is free and allows you to send up to 2GB.
  • A digital description of the choir and it’s members, detailing their relationships with the company, and how the choir was established or operates, in English (approx 250 words).
  • A company logo.
  • (Optional) One digital photograph of the company premises or office space (at least 1MB in size, print resolution or 300dpi) suitable for publicity purposes.
  • Receipt of payment of entry fee.

Contact us to learn more about the Ibec WCOY Competition 2021: