Membership FAQs

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, ESCKAZ
– 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 four categories, all of which are named after recent winning Eurovision songs…

There are three categories of paid membership available at OGAE Rest of the World. These are:

a. ‘Euphoria’ 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. To join or renew, click here.

b. ‘Fairytale’ Membership
Fairytale members are not eligible to apply for tickets to attend the contest. Fairytale members are eligible to vote on club matters including elections for President, Vice-President and Board Members, and changes to the Constitution. Fairytale members are entitled to vote in the various contests held by OGAE each year, details of which are announced on this website. Fairytale membership gives the right to hold an OGAE Member card, and also gives discounts at the eurovision.tv online shop. Fairytale membership costs 100 South African rand in the first year and annual renewals cost 50 rand. This is payable in rand or by alternative arrangement. Please note, holding a Fairytale 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. To join or renew, please contact info@esccovers.com

c. ‘Molitva’ Membership
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.

Molitva membership costs 5 euro per year. To join, click here.

There is also a category of unpaid membership:

d. ‘Satellite’  Membership
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.  To join or renew, click here.

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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 joining fee for a new Fairytale membership is 100 South African rand.
The cost for annual Fairytale renewal is 50 rand.

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.

How do I join?

The details are spelt out on the subscription page.

When do applications for 2017 Membership close?

Membership for 2017 will close on 30 September 2016.

How do I pay the membership or renewal fee?

Details are spelt out on the subscription page.

Do I need an OGAE Membership card?

Only paid Euphoria members who are intending on going to the current year’s Eurovision Song Contest need to have an OGAE membership card. For Fairytale members this is not required. Satellite and Molitva members are not entitled to a card.

How do I order my card?

After paying, all new Euphoria and Fairytale paid members must provide an ID photo to be used on their membership card. For more information, see the subscription page.

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. In a few exceptional circumstances it may be possible for your card to be mailed to you instead (at your own cost).

How long is my card valid?

Your card is valid for the length of your current (annual) Euphoria or Fairytale 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 and Fairytale 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 (postage will be at your own cost).

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 from 1 June to 31 May inclusive.

Can I resign my membership?

Yes, of course. Simply provide written notification to us at membership@esccovers.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 membership@esccovers.com. 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 some time 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 or 100 South African rand.

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 or 100 South African rand.

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.