Frequently Asked Questions
Each Participating Household needs two devices (smart phone, computer, tablet etc…2 of the same type will also suffice), one for streaming the live stream of the Game Show and one for answering questions. An uninterrupted internet connection is also required. The lead contact in the Participating Household should also be a WhatsApp user and accept a request to join the Local Community Organisation’s dedicated Game Show WhatsApp group.
Each Participating Household should purchase its Local Community Organisation’s Game Show pass on the dedicated Future Ticketing page www.futureticketing.ie You will be provided with a bespoke link, dedicated to your Local Community Organisation to do so.
The Producers (Empower Events) must have a photograph of the members of each Participating Household who plan to participate so as to verify entries sent by WhatsApp from these households.
The Participating Households will then ‘like’ our Facebook page @thegreatcommunitychallenge and there you will be able to access the live stream of the Game Show .
On the day of the event a code will be sent by email/text to you to allow Participating Households to access the event on the device you’re playing on (Phone/laptop etc).
On the evening of the event the Participating Households should watch the stream (on one device) where the Game Show Master will provide commentary and keep you informed of changes to the leader board, when time-outs are scheduled (to put on the kettle!) and for the chance to get some additional points and prizes while being guided through some novelty tasks. Separately watch and use your other device to answer the questions!
A variety of challenges will be outlined out on the night (and change from night-to-night) for different categories which include:
- Best Fancy Dress
- Best decorated room in club colours
- The Participating Household with the most correct answers in the quickest time
- Biggest participating family in one house (while adhering to social distancing)
- Best result by over 70’s participating alone
- Best result for the ‘local knowledge’ round
- Quickest photo returned following a photo shoot task within the house
- Local Community Organisations can nominate (in advance) one household to sing/play a one minute track live…the best of the 12 would get the points for that round.
- Local Community Organisations can nominate (in advance) one household to participate in a fitness challenge….the best of the 12 would get the points (i.e. most sit ups/press ups in a minute)
No, we know there is enough added pressure at the moment and so although you can watch and listen to our Quiz Master, no one will be watching or listening to the antics in your gaff! Just sit back and enjoy the fun!
If a Local Community Organisation enlists 150 Participating Households (paying €40 per household) for the County Final it will receive €10,000 (after the entry fee is paid) and it will receive an additional €3,000 (nett) by participating in the final if it enlists 150 Participating Households (paying €40 per household). Ticket booking fees apply.
That’s €13,000 in two nights.
The financial projections are based on 20 counties/regions talking part. If additional counties are involved the prize fund will increase. For example if 32 counties participated then the jackpot would increase above €50,000 ‘Wild Card’ Heats or additional Regional Heats/County Finals could also be included. For example if more than 12 Local Community
Organisations wanted to take part in a county, numbers 13 upwards will be added to other potential groupings. This will also allow a GAA club from outside Ireland to participate for example. The final numbers of participants and totality of the jackpot will be published one week before the Game Show commences.
In tandem with the two devices participants require to take part, the producers work with an internationally recognised software platform that is capable of hosting several thousand players at any one time.
Payments will be in accordance with Stripe’s T&Cs (available here) and normally take between 7 & 14 days.
The Local Community Organisation’s who win the various county finals will have their €3,000 (final entry fee) set aside from their winnings from the County Final.
This is done so that the projected prize figures are guaranteed for the National Grand Final. If one Local Community Organisation dropped out at that point for example it would change the final jackpot amount. This is to be fair to all those who reach the National Grand Final.
In order to secure the prize fund for all entrants, each County Final participating Local Community Organisation understands it must commit the entry fee associated with the national final (€3,000) if they win the County Final. This amount will be deducted from the Local Community Organisation’s winnings in any event. Runners-up do not receive a bonus cash prize from the County Final so they have the option of staying in or opting out.
If both are based in the same county then one person cannot play for both on the same night, but if they are not due to take part in the same County Final (i.e. a charity could be based in a different county) then you can play twice on different nights; you just have to pay a separate entry fee on two nights to support two different organisations. That said, on the night of the County Final if there are additional members of the Participating Household who wish to play for different Local Community Organisations on the same night that is possible. In that case the members of the Participating Household pay an entry fee which is commensurate with the number of Local Community Organisations it is playing for.
In addition there will be a certain number of Wild Card County Finals to facilitate Local Community Organisations who wish to play but cannot be allocated to their own county (due to it having reached its maximum of 20 places or another organisation encompassing many of the same members having signed up already). These additional organisations will be pitted against one another in a Wild Card County Final with a total of 20 organisations in that heat.
The members of each Participating Household must have the necessary technical requirements, including additional devices, if playing for more than one Local Community Organisation.
The jackpot total will only be realised when all of the Local Community Organisations come on board in the manner set out here. The total prize fund will be known and each Local Community Organisation informed ahead of the National Grand Final. It is worth noting that irrespective of the total prize fund, every Local Community Organisation will still raise their contributions from its Participating Households (less the entry fees) and receive their cash prize if they win the County Final. As a result, it is still worth entering as each Local Community Organisation will still raise a minimum of €5,000 while bringing its members/followers/supporters together for an engaging night of fun.