Our Search for the Voice 2018
With almost 80,000 visitors travelling to The Enchanted Forest by bus, the first contact we make with our visitors is through a pre-recorded message that welcomes everyone to the event and gives them vital safety information before they arrive on site.
In 2017 we put out a nationwide search for a new voice of The Enchanted Forest, encouraging young people across the country to audition to welcome our visitors and to benefit from a unique studio recording experience at their nearest commercial radio station.
Our search for this year’s Voice is now ON!
Do you have what it takes to be our Voice?
If so, call us to audition on 01738 700145. You can also enter here
Just leave your name, contact details and record the audition below.
So get practicing. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Here’s your audition:
“Good evening everybody! Welcome to The Enchanted Forest and this year’s show, Of the Wild. My name is [FILL IN NAME] and it’s my job to tell you a bit about the forest and to make sure your visit is fun, but also safe. So listen up!”
A few tips for all you budding Voices of the Forest …
1. Talk slowly – don’t rush it!
2. Clearly pronounce your words.
3. Remember to sound natural. You may be reading from a script but we don’t want it to sound like you’re reading from a script. Imagine you’re talking to a friend, or your brother or sister.
Terms & Conditions
Entries must be received no later than midnight on Sunday 16th September.
This competition is open to 5 to 12 year-olds only.
Winner will be picked by a The Enchanted Forest judges. The judges decision is final.
The Winner must make themselves available for recording at their nearest Bauer radio station between 24th and 28th September.
The winner and their immediate family will receive VIP treatment at The Enchanted Forest preview night on Wednesday 3rd October.
The Voice of 2017
The winner of The Enchanted Forest Voice competition in 2017 was 9-year-old Robbie Low. Robbie, from Broughty Ferry, beat 295 other entrants in a competition that attracted auditions from children all over the country. Robbie’s prize was to record a script to be used during the month-long event at Pitlochry’s Faskally Wood this October.
Robbie, who attends Barnhill Primary School in Broughty Ferry, stood out from the other entrants because of his “naturally warm” voice, said the organisers.
As the Voice of The Enchanted forest, Robbie will welcome tens of thousands of visitors and inform them of important health and safety information as they travel by bus from Pitlochry to Faskally Wood for the show. Robbie will record his message at Radio Tay which, along with sister stations Radio Forth and Radio Clyde, was a partner in the competition.
Part of his prize was a VIP tour of the station, and an invitation to a special preview night of The Enchanted Forest. This will be Robbie’s first visit to the event.
Ian Sim, chairman of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, said: “We were floored by the number of entrants to the Voice of the Enchanted Forest competition, and the quality was very high. It was tough narrowing down the shortlist, but Robbie stood out for his distinctive voice, which is friendly, confident and naturally warm. We think Robbie’s voice will be a real hit with visitors as they travel to the forest.” Robbie said: “My mum listens to Radio Tay and she heard the announcement about the competition. I’ve never been to The Enchanted Forest and I can’t believe I’m going to be playing such an important part in the show!”