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School Competitions

Below are details of competitions open to schools in the
2013/2014 school year. We will be updating this page on a
regular basis so keep a close eye so that you don't miss any
important closing dates!

If your organisation or company is runing a competition for primary or secondary school kids, you can add details of the competition for free using this button.


Google Science Fair
Students aged 13-18 who have a concept for changing the world are invited to submit their ideas to the fourth annual Google Science Fair. Prizes include once-a-lifetime experiences, scholarships and real-life work opportunities. Participants can submit a project individually or as part of a team of two or three. There are three age categories: 13-14 / 15-16 / 17-18. Further details on website.
Closing date: 12/05/2014 School Level: Secondary
"YOUR ideas, YOUR initiatives"
Road Safety and Mobility Project
Road Safety and Mobility Project, launched by Renault, aims to encourage secondary school students (around 15-17 years old) all around the world to identify some key road safety issues in their community and then attempt through collective actions to solve or improve their situation. This interactive project is designed to inspire students to think about what changes could be made to make our roads safer and therefore improve all our lives. The themes of the actions could be for example: Road safety, risky behaviours, responsible behaviours, the future of the cities, or street safety for all.
Closing date: 29/04/2014 School Level: Secondary
Please check their website for contact details

Technology entrepreneur Sean O’Sullivan has launched the MATHletes Challenge for students with more than €10,000 in prizes. The MATHletes Challenge is aimed at primary and secondary school students in a bid to boost maths performance. MATHletes Challenge 2014 will begin on February 1st with students from 5th and 6th class in primary school and 1st to 3rd year in secondary school competing online through the Khan Academy website to qualify for the Championship round. More than €10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded, with the top Student MATHlete of each class receiving a new iPad, and the top Schools receiving a cash award. Registration for the MATHletes Challenge 2014 will open on February 1st
Closing date: 16/05/2014 School Level: Primary & Secondary
Dublin Primary Schools Art Competition
Knights of St Columbanus
Organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus, this competition is about encouraging and rewarding self-expression, creativity and imagination among young artists throughout Ireland based on the Theme of the competition - Holy Week. The competition is open to Primary School Students in Dublin. First Prize is €500 for the winning student. Competition closing date extended to 10th May 2014
Closing date: 10/05/2014 School Level: Primary
'Write the World 2014' - Remembering Madiba
Concern Worldwide
'Write the World 2014' - Remembering Madiba Write a story, poem, article or letter on 'What Nelson Mandela means to me'. Create a 'Madiba Memorial' in your school by exhibiting all students' compositions. Email a selection of compositions to Take part in a creative writing workshop. Some pieces will be published and presented to the South African Ambassador to Ireland.
Closing date: 30/04/2014
Phone: 014177733
Camden St., Dublin 2
Win a round of 'footee' for your class
footee is the newest and coolest activity that combines two of the world's most popular sports, football and golf. Played to the rules of golf, footee contains 16 fun-filled holes and is suitable for all ages. footee is a great outdoor game that gets kids active in a challenging way! Be in with a chance to win a round of 'footee' for your class group. Suitable for 4th class upwards.
Closing date: 28/04/2014 Enter the 'footee' competition here
The National Dairy Council
The National Dairy Council
Moo Crew is a fun, educational way for 3rd-6th class pupils to learn about nutrition and keeping active with free interactive lesson plans available in English and Irish. Enter our competition by 21st May and your class could be in with a chance to win great prizes!
Closing date: 21/05/2014
Phone: 012902451
Innovation House, 3 Arkle Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate Dublin
eFlow Young Driver Safety Competition
eFlow, Ireland’s leading tolling provider, and Bressie, launched the ‘eFlow Young Driver Safety Week’, a national initiative to promote safe driving among young adults in Ireland. eFlow is encouraging senior cycle students from secondary schools around the country to host an event to encourage safe and responsible driving practices among their peers and community during the eFlow Young Driver Safety Week, beginning 12 May 2014. As part of the initiative, the company also announced details of a competition whereby students are asked to create a mock TV advert to promote safe driving practices. The competition is open to Transition, Fifth- and Sixth-Year students in the Republic of Ireland with a €5000 prize for the winning school
Phone: 01 4610011
PO Box 11302 Dublin
The Creativity Hub
The Creativity Hub
A new product design competition has launched for primary and secondary school students on the island of Ireland. The contest challenges students to become product designers for The Extraordinaires - a range of characters made extraordinary by their job, their environment or their appearance. Participants must use their imagination, creativity and problem solving skills to design the ultimate object for the Extraordinaire’s extraordinary needs. The Design Challenge is based on the concept of The Extraordinaires Design Studio, a game designed by The Creativity Hub. The winner of The Extraordinaires Design Challenge will win a 3D prototype of their design, while five runners up will receive a hamper of The Creativity Hub products for their class.
Start: 07/04/2014 Closing date: 18/04/2014
Phone: +44 (0) 28 9031 5600
17 Ormeau Avenue Belfast