Schoolovision 2013 spans Europe, and beyond, from Iceland in the north-west, to Azerbaijan in the south-east. This year, we have ourequal biggest ever entry, with an incredible 38 countries taking part! Thousands of children have been involved in this multi-award-winningeTwinning project since its inception in 2009. See who is representing your country below...
Volksschule Wildbach will represent Austria in Schoolovision for the 5th year running. 2009 position -15th 2010 position - 32nd 2011 position - 13th 2012 position -5th Our website
Azerbaijan will be represented for the 2nd time by School #1, Israil Hasanov, from the city of Ismailly, which is a big school, of nearly 1300 pupils. 2012 position -37th=
Colegio Urdaneta from the small town of Loiu close to Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque Country area of northern Spain are back again to represent the Basque Country. 2010 position- 25th 2011 position - 25th 2012 position - 18th Our website
Qworzó is an elementary school in a small village called Merksplas which lays about 70 km north of Brussels. Back for the 4th year. 2010 position - 11th 2011 position - 14th 2012 position - 17th Our website
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Primary school 'Ćamil Sijarić' is situated in central Bosnia, in Nemila and is one of the biggest schools in the country. They return in 2013 after joining us last year for the first time. 2012 position -10th
After four years of continuous participation we are now welcoming a new partner from Bulgaria. 122nd Primary school “Nikolai Liliev” was founded in 1962. It is situated in one of the best living districts of Sofia – Losenets and has 250 pupils aged 6 to 13. Our website
We welcomed Osnovna škola, from Virje in Croatia into the project in 2010, and they return for the 4th year running. 2010 position - 10th 2011 position - 18th= 2012 position - 37th= Our website
For the 5th year running, we welcome this school from the village of Agros, by the Troodos mountains in Cyprus. 2009 position - 17th 2010 position - 14th 2011 position - 8th 2012 position -14th Our website
ZS Husova school from Brno are back for the 5th year running in 2013. The most successful of all the teams in the contest- welcome back once again! 2009 position - 1st 2010 position - 2nd 2011 position - 1st 2012 position- 8th Our website
Stadil-Vedersø Skole, from close to Ringkøbing, is back for their 5th year in Schoolovision. 2009 position - 7th 2010 position - 24th 2011 position - 22nd 2012 position - 23rd Our website
Back for the 5th year running, Church Aston Infants School is situated in Church Aston, Newport, Shropshire. 2009 position - 28th
Gustav Adolf Grammar School is located in Tallinn, in Estonia. In 2012, they took a break, and their place was taken by another close-by school, but we welcome this very competitive school back into the contest for 2013.
New entrants for 2013 are our friends from Ohkola school, in Mäntsälä. The school is located in Southern Finland about 50 kms from Helsinki. Our website
The "Ecole publique de Florentin" is located in the south west of France, around 75 kilometers north of Toulouse. They represent France for the 5th year in a row! 2009 position - 6th 2010 position - 30th 2011 position - 18th= 2012 position - 34th
Batumis N2 Sajarko Skola, from the city of Batumi,on the Black Sea coast of Georgia, are back for the 2nd year in 2013. 2012 position -9th
Co-promoters of the contest, and back for the 5th year, Freie Schule Kassel is a small school in Kassel, situated in the centre of Germany, close to the former border.
2009 position - 8th 2010 position - 6th 2011 position - 2nd
Representing Greece for the 5th year running, is the Primary School of Mistegna, from the island of Lesvos. 2009 position - 9th 2010 position - 14th 2011 position - 9th= 2012 position - 20th
Consistently strong entries are the hallmark of Flataskoli Gardabaer which is situated not far from the capital of the island, Reykjavík. 2009 position - 4th 2010 position - 1st 2012 position - 7th Our website
St Luke's National School, located in Dublin, look forward to representing Ireland again in 2013. 2012 position - 24th Our website
For the first time, we warmly welcome a school from Israel!
Savion-Ganei-Yeuda school is located in the centre of Israel, with 700 pupils from 1st to 9th grades. The school educates according to the needs and diversity of each student.
Back for the 4th year in 2013, the Sicilian school from Bagheria, 3° Circolo Luigi Pirandello, represent Italy. 2010 position - 17th 2011 position - 12th 2012 position - 13th Our website
Back again for the 4th time, is the Latvian school, Jelgava Primary, with 600 pupils aged from 5-16. 2009 position - 12th 2010 position - 16th 2012 position - 19th Our website
Lithuania are represented in 2013 for the 5th year by Juventos Basic School from Siauliai. 2009 position - 11th 2010 position - 21st 2011 position - 6th 2012 position - 32nd Our website
Dun Gorg Preca Primary School C, in Hamrun, represent the island of Malta for the 5th year in a row. 2009 position - 23rd 2010 position - 26th 2011 position - 11th 2012 position - 35th= Our website
This year's representatives from the Netherlands are De Opslach school, from the town of Franeker. They last represented the Netherlands in 2010, finishing in 12th= place. Our website
Høknes barneskole, which is located in Namsos - a small town in the middle part of Norway, were new entrants last year- and they ended up as overall champions! What will they do this year, in 2013?
"Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1" is located in the town of Bogatynia, in the south-west of Poland. Back for the 5th year running. 2009 position - 5th 2010 position - 5th 2011 position - 3rd 2012 position - 11th Our website
EB 2,3/S Cunha Rivara represent Portugal for the 5th year running. The school is situated in Arraiolos, which is near Évora. 2009 position - 19th 2010 position - 26th 2011 position - 24th 2012 position - 33rd
Our Russian representatives, the "Prometey" primary language school from Protvino, not far from Moscow joined us last year and they return for the 2nd year. 2012 position - 12th
Yester Primary School, in the village of Gifford, represent Scotland in Schoolovision for the 5th year running. Creators of the whole project! 2009 position - 13th 2010 position - 3rd 2011 position - 20th= 2012 position - 4th Our website
Slovakia are represented for the 5th year running by Základná škola which is situated in Poprad, in the north of Slovakia in beautiful hilly surroundings.
Back for the first time since 2009, the primary school from Domzale, a town 15 km northeast of Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. Good luck! Our website
Our great friends from the Canary Islands, Ceip Valsequillo join us once again from Gran Canaria, after debuting last year with their beautiful 3rd placed entry. 2012 position - 3rd
Grimsås school, set in the southern part of Sweden, around 120km from Gothenburg, are back again to represent Sweden for the 5th year running. 2009 position - 19th 2010 position - 9th 2011 position - 26th= 2012 position - 26th= Our website
We welcome new entrants from Schule Gsteig-Feutersoey, a small school with all nine grades and a kindergarten near Gstaad in the Bernese Alps. Good luck! Our website
Vasfi Cobanoglu Primary School is a small public school situated on the outskirts of the heart of Istanbul. It's a different school from 2012, but the same teacher! 2012 position - 26th=
In 2013, Ukraine are represented by a new school, Chernivtsi school #6, which is located in the town of Chernivtsi, in the west of Ukraine. There are 300 children in the primary school. 2012 position - 2nd
Llangewydd Junior School represent Wales, for the 5th year in a row. 2009 position - 16th 2010 position - 18th 2011 position - 5th 2012 position - 30th= Our website
Schoolovision has won 1st prize in several International Awards. In its first year, it was triumphant in the Global Junior Challenge, the eLearning Awards and the eTwinning Awards in 2010. In 2012 it was successful at the Medea Awards. In 2013, the project was awarded a special recognition for outstanding collaboration over the period 2009 - 2013 at the eTwinning European Conference in Lisbon.
We are now into the 5th year of Schoolovision, the project having been created early in 2009, as an idea to link primary schools from across Europe using the eTwinning platform in a project based on the Eurovision Song Contest.
Each participating country has the chance to choose a song, sing it and video it, before uploading it to the blog by the cut-off date, usually around 1 week before the real ESC. Then, all the pupils in all the participating countries watch and evaluate all the songs, before voting for their own personal favourite, usually the day before the real ESC. For this extra special live vote, we use the webcam conferencing tool, FlashMeeting.
Then, in 2011, our previous winners ZS Husova from Brno in the Czech Republic came roaring back, winning the 3rd edition of Schoolovision in fine style, with their outstanding entry, Jaro.
Last year, in 2012, we expanded eastwards, with new entries from several countries, including Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan which helped take our total number of partners to 38, our largest to date. The standards also went up even further, and incredibly, all the top 3 entries came from new entrant schools! The winners were Hoknes barneskole, from Namsos in Norway, with Ærlighet varer lengst, a quite brilliant entry!
What can we expect in the following few months? Lots of quite wonderful entries!