Opportunities to Earn Points 2020
The opportunity to earn points for the 2020 ticket list will run from December 2018 to 31 October 2019.
On our Facebook page, all points opportunities will include #2020Points in the post. This will help you easily identify and search for opportunities on the page. Please note that by participating in a points opportunity you are agreeing to do so within the parameters set out below. All points opportunities are open to all members of the club unless explicitly stated otherwise.
More opportunities will be added once we know who the host country will be in 2020.
Netherlands at Eurovision
Netherlands have entered 60 songs at Eurovision over the years. Over 2 weeks starting 19 August, we will be giving you a series of clues (for one song each day) and you will need to guess which of Netherland’s entries the clues point to. Due to the right/wrong nature of the questions Board members will not participate in this points opportunity. 30 points will be available for this opportunity.
The Netherlands are known for their windmills and Eurovision is known for its wind machines. We are going to be looking at the best (and worst!) use of a wind machine at Eurovision. 15 points will be available for this opportunity.
The popular sound bites quiz will be returning in 2019. Due to the right/wrong nature of the questions Board members will not participate in this points opportunity. There will be 25 points available for this opportunity.
The Song Swap game
In the spirit of the 2019 interval act, we will be brainstorming what Rest of the World members think would be the ultimate Eurovision song swap. Members will have the opportunity to nominate and vote for their ultimate fantasy song swaps. There will be 10 points available for this opportunity.
Members will be assigned a country to report on their national selection process. The ‘reports’ will form a blog on ogaerotw.com to keep members up to date with national selections. Countries will be assigned through a ballot. If the number of people wanting to participate is higher than the number of participating countries, then multi-stage national selections (for example Sweden) will be broken down and different members will be assigned different stages of the contest to report on. For countries with a direct selection, only one member will be assigned. Each blog post written will be worth 20 points. The deadline for posts to be submitted is Noon CET 18 March. THIS POINTS OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED.
Starting 24 March 2019, one country's entry will be uploaded to the Facebook page each day. You will have an opportunity to write a few comments/review the entry and how you think it will do in Israel. Members will receive 1 point per country they comment on. Arrangements will be made for those not on Facebook to participate. THIS POINTS OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED.
Good Luck Messages
We will again in 2019 looking for people to make good luck messages for the artists that will be performing in Israel. If you'd like to see some of the good luck messages that members have done in the past, check out our YouTube channel. Please note that this opportunity will be capped at one video per participating country, so only a limited number of members will be able to participate. Participants will be chosen through an EOI process. Members may make their video in couples or groups if they choose. Videos must be submitted no later than noon CET on 21 April. Members will receive 10 points per video for this points opportunity. If a video is submitted by a couple of group then the 10 points are divided equally among them. THIS POINTS OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED.
The post contest reviews are where you will get a chance to comment on the actual performance given at Eurovision. These will commence on the Facebook page on 21 May 2019 and one performance will be posted each day. You will be able to earn 1 point for each song you comment on. Arrangements will be made for those not on Facebook to participate. THIS POINTS OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED.
Losing my (Eurovision) virginity
The Netherlands were one of the inaugural countries at Eurovision. We look back at every country’s virgin Eurovision entry to find the one that Rest of the World loves best. 15 Points will be available for this opportunity. THIS POINTS OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED.