“TikTok Mic Drop” Road Safety competition: Create a Road Safety song to be in with a chance of winning €1,000!

Create a road safety song to be in with a chance of winning €1,000!


Monaghan County Council together with ten other County Councils across the North East, Midlands and North West of the country have joined forces with iRadio to launch their “TikTok Mic Drop” Road Safety competition with a total prize fund of over €5,000!


The competition is asking participants to create their own song or rap based on sharing the road safely.  Entrants should focus their message on the importance of sharing the road with other road users, be they cyclists, drivers, motorcyclists or pedestrians.


Adrian O’Sullivan, Road Safety Officer with Monaghan County Council, wants to see as many entries as possible from the county. “Despite there being less traffic on the road last year, unfortunately there was a rise in the number of pedestrians killed on Irish roads, up 19% since 2019. The number of cyclist and motorcyclist fatalities, also increased by 25% and 6% respectively. This campaign wants to change this trend.”


There are four individual prizes the best entries and two prizes for the best entries submitted by a school, sports team, club, or community group. (All group entries must adhere to Covid19 guidelines at the time of recording).


Adrian added “The ‘TikTok Mic Drop’ video competition is a great opportunity to engage all age groups from primary and secondary school pupils, college students and all members of our society who use TikTok and with an interest in promoting the important road safety message in County Monaghan”.


iRadio CEO Mark Cunning said “We’re delighted to be involved with Monaghan County Council together with the other County Councils in our region who are participating. Over the years we’ve had to air far too many stories on iRadio about the loss of young lives on our roads.  Our aim is to educate though entertainment and interaction, I’m really looking forward to seeing you, the user, generate content from this initiative.’


Entries to this competition are via TikTok.  Videos should be shared on the entrants own platform and tag/mention @Thisisiradio and #Monaghan. Full details are available at iradio.ie/micdrop. Entries can be submitted from Monday 8th March and the closing date is Wednesday 24th March.