Membership of OGAE Rest of the World
Everything you need to know about becoming a member
OGAE Rest of the World Fan Club has three categories of membership: Euphoria, Molitva and Satellite.
Becoming a member of OGAE Rest of the World offers many benefits and advantages:
– Mix with like-minded people, share ideas and experiences, get the latest information on events in cities where other members live
– Contribute to the ESC Covers website and get information from our sister website, ESCCovers
– Join our Facebook group
– Participation in OGAE contests
– The right to apply for ticket packages at member prices.
Membership of the Rest of the World club is available in three categories, all of which are named after recent winning Eurovision songs.
Please note - the cut off for OGAE Membership cards for 2018 is 13 October 2017 (to meet the card deadline set by OGAE International). Whilst we can accept new members after this date, we will be unable to guarantee a membership card in time for the 2018 contest, nor would members joining after this date be eligible for a place on the club's ticket list Lisbon.
If you live in a country which cannot access PayPal, please email us and we can arrange an alternative method of payment for your membership.
Euphoria members are eligible to apply for the club’s ticket list to attend the contest. They are also eligible to make contributions to the club to earn ticketing points. Euphoria members are eligible to vote on club matters including Board elections. Euphoria members are entitled to vote in the various contests held by OGAE each year, details of which are announced on this website. Euphoria membership gives the right to hold an OGAE Member card, which provides access to some of the events and venues in the host city during the period of the contest, and discounts at the eurovision.tv online shop. Please note, holding a Euphoria membership makes OGAE RoW your ‘primary’ club. Under OGAE International rules a member can have only one primary club. If you are a primary member of another club, you are welcome to consider Molitva membership below. Euphoria membership costs 10 euro in the first year and annual renewals cost 5 euro. Please apply using the form below.
Molitva members are fans of Eurovision who have already selected another OGAE club as their ‘primary club’ and want to have Rest of the World as their ‘secondary club’. Molitva members will already have an OGAE card from their primary club and are not entitled to a card from Rest of the World. Molitva members are only entitled to tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest through their primary club – not through Rest of the World. Molitva members are not entitled to vote in Rest of the World elections or changes to the Constitution. Nor are they entitled to vote as a Rest of the World member in the various contests held by OGAE each year. All voting will be done under their primary club membership. Please apply using the form below.
Satellite (unpaid) members are fans of Eurovision who enjoy being in contact with other fans but do not have any plans to attend the contest. For this reason, Satellite members do not need to apply for an OGAE Member card. Satellite members are entitled to vote in the various contests held by OGAE each year, details of which are announced on this website. Satellite membership is not open to residents of Australia, the United States, Canada, New Zealand or South Africa or to residents of European countries that already have an OGAE fan club. Please apply using the form below.
Once you have completed the form below, those applying for a paid membership category can make their payment via PayPal. The PayPal address for the club is firstname.lastname@example.org (but is linked below)
Should you reside in a country that does not have access to PayPal please contact email@example.com to make alternate arrangements.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
PLEASE NOTE - You need to hit 'Submit' on the membership form AND click the 'Buy Now' button to make a payment if you have selected Euphoria or Molitva.
Once payment is received to OGAE Rest of the World we will confirm your payment by return email. This may take a few days depending on the number of membership requests on a given day. If you haven't had an email from us within 3 days to confirm your membership please check your spam/junk folders to ensure the welcome email hasn't been misdirected.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does paid (‘Euphoria’) membership guarantee a ticket to Eurovision?
Unfortunately, no. Depending on factors such as the size of the auditorium, the allocation of tickets across the entire OGAE Fan Club network, the popularity of the host city as a destination, and the number of tickets assigned to OGAE International by the host broadcaster, in some years demand is likely to exceed supply.
Can I belong to more than one OGAE club?
Yes, you can join more than one OGAE club. However, you must decide which will be your ‘primary club’ and which will be your ‘secondary club’. You may only hold a OGAE card and apply for ticket list/ballot at your primary club. If you choose Rest of the World as your secondary club, you must join as a Molitva member. See above for Molitva membership details.
What is the cost?
The joining fee for a new Euphoria membership is 10 euro.
The cost for annual Euphoria renewal is 5 euro.
The annual fee for a Molitva membership is 5 euro.
Unpaid (‘Satellite’) membership is FREE.
These costs are deliberately kept low to reflect the fact that members come from all around the world. They are used to cover our basic administrative expenses. The club is a strictly non-profit entity.
Do I get a OGAE Membership card?
Only Euphoria members will receive a membership card. Satellite and Molitva members will not receive a card.
How do I order my card?
After first joining, all new Euphoria members must provide an ID photo to be used on their membership card.
Please provide us with a photo within 14 days. The photo will appear on your membership card and must be a passport size photograph (20mm x 27mm, 300 dpi, 238×320 pixels, jpg format). It must be a clear shot of your head and shoulders only, facing forward.
You must use the following file naming convention: firstname_surname.jpg (e.g. maria_romano.jpg)
Please send the photo as an email attachment, together with your full name and address, to firstname.lastname@example.org
When do I get my card?
In most cases, arrangements will be made for you to collect your card from a club representative at a venue in the host city in the days prior to the contest. For those not attending, the cards will be posted out. Please note the cards are only printed once, sometimes twice a year (dates to be confirmed for 2018 members), so we can only post them once they have been provided to the club by OGAE International. We will let you know the expected delivery time for your card.
How long is my card valid?
Your card is valid for the length of your current (annual) Euphoria membership. You will be provided with a sticker, which indicates the current year, to be affixed to your card. If you renew your membership for the following 12 months, a replacement sticker will be issued to you, which you place over the previous year’s sticker.
How is my sticker updated?
All paid Euphoria members are provided with the current year’s sticker. In most cases, you can collect the sticker from a club representative at a venue in the host city in the days prior to the contest.
If you renew your paid Euphoria membership but do not attend the contest, special arrangements may be made to provide you with your sticker.
Can I have a joint subscription with another person?
No, membership is individual. If you have partner, they will need to become a member as well.
What is the subscription period of membership?
The subscription period runs Eurovision to Eurovision. For 2018 this means 14 May 2017 to the end of the 2018 contest (date to be advised).
Can I resign my membership?
Yes, of course. Simply provide written notification to us at email@example.com.
Am I eligible for a refund if I cancel my membership?
No refunds are given to cancelled memberships.
I’ve lost my card or wish to replace it, how do I do this?
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a replacement card for you. Given that cards are printed only once or twice a year, there may be an interval of 6 months before your new card is available. Delivery arrangements will be determined on a case by case basis. The cost for replacing the card is 10 euro.
If for some reason you wish to replace your current card (e.g change of name), follow the same process as above. Again, the cost for replacing the card is 10 euro.
If we have made an error on your card, please let us know and we will arrange for a replacement card to be re-issued free of charge.