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School Competitions



Below are details of competitions open to schools in the
2014/2015 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.

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BT Young Scientist
Young Scientist
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition takes place from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th January 2014. Please note that a detailed 'One Page Proposal' outlining your project idea, together with completed entry forms and fees, must be submitted by Monday 1st October 2014. View the Entry Details document here
Closing date: 01/10/2014 School Level: Secondary www.btyoungscientist.ie
e: youngscientist@bt.com
Phone: 1800 924 362

Primary Science Fair
RDS Primary Science Fair - Calling for Entries! As the new school term begins the RDS is delighted to call for entries for the 2015 RDS Primary Science Fair! The Fair provides a public forum for primary schools across Ireland to showcase their class STEM projects, receive feedback from experts in the field and learn from viewing other projects at a major exhibition, the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. All schools are invited to submit an expression of interest, by Oct 1st, for a stand via the online form before the closing date
Closing date: 01/10/2015 School Level: Open to 4th, 5th and 6th class (ROI) and Key Stage 2 (NI) www.rds.ie/primarysciencefair
e: primarysciencefair@rds.ie
Phone: 01 240 7990
Home Cook Hero Awards
Home Cook Hero Awards
It's a fun national cookery competition which is open to everyday people of all ages who love to cook everday recipes. We want to show the world that you don't have to have a fancy recipe to make something tasty.
Closing date: 30/09/2014 www.homecookhero.ie

Ryco
Ryco Book Protection Services™ supply book covering materials to schools and libraries across Ireland. “make books last longer” is our Brand promise and we continue to improve and develop new products to achieve this goal.  To mark return-to-school time, Ryco are giving one lucky school €100 worth of book covering. So, if you are a Parent, Teacher, Principal or Member of a Parents Association looking after the school's book rental scheme or library, make sure to enter this great competition which we estimate would provide 150 book covers -enough for ONE classroom's yearly supply. Click link below to enter
www.schooldays.ie/articles/Ryco-Competition-2014
e: sales@ryco.ie
Phone: 01 2867055
School Entrepreneur Awards 2014 - Make A Wish Ireland
Make A Wish
Make-A-Wish ® Ireland would like to invite students to sign up to an exciting new initiative – Kids for Wish Kids Schools Entrepreneurship Awards. The competition is designed to encourage students to develop their entrepreneurial skills, build their confidence and create a greater level of social enterprise. Students can take part by developing a mini-company, running an event or taking part in a challenge; and their project can involve an individual or group effort.
Closing date: 22/12/2014 www.makeawish.ie
e: mary@makeawish.ie
Phone: 01 205 2012

Gael Linn
Siansa Gael Linn 2015 - comórtas do ghrúpaí traidisiúnta/competition for traditional music groups. €4,500 prizefund. The event is run entirely through the medium of Irish.
Closing date: 07/11/2014 School Level: Secondary www.gael-linn.ie
e: niamh@gael-linn.ie
Phone: 016751200

Gael Linn
Comórtais Díospóireachta: Uí Chadhain do iarbhunscoileanna a ndéantar teagasc trí Ghaeilge iontu An Phiarsaigh: do iarbhunscoileanna nach ndéantar teagasc trí Ghaeilge iontu/ (Comórtas Díospóireachta Uí Chadhain is a debating competition for gaelcholáistí and gaeltacht post primary schools.)
End: 19/09/2014 www.gael-linn.ie
e: jamieot@gael-linn.ie
Phone: 016751200

Gael Linn
Coirm: Féilte ealaíne ar fud na tíre dírithe ar ghaelscoileanna agus bunscoileanna Gaeltachta. ( Dáta deiridh iontrála: 15 Nollaig 2014 )
www.gael-linn.ie
e: seanc@gael-linn.ie
Phone: 016751200
35 Dame Street Dublin
NUIG ReelLIFE SCIENCE Competition
NUIG ReelLIFE SCIENCE Competition
Primary and secondary school students from all over Ireland have been challenged by NUI Galway to compete in a new science communication competition. Students are invited to make entertaining and educational short videos on a range of science topics for ReelLIFE SCIENCE. With over €3000 in prizes, the makers of the best video at primary and secondary school level will each receive €1000, to be spent on promoting science in the winning school. Second and third-placed entries at each level will receive €300 and €200, respectively.
Closing date: 17/10/2014 www.reellifescience.com.

National Library of ireland
Poetry Aloud is the annual poetry speaking competition for all post-primary schools organised by the National Library of Ireland and Poetry Ireland. Entries are now being accepted for this year's competition. All the information required to enter are on the application form on the website.
www.nli.ie
Phone: 01 6030259
Kildare Street, Dublin 2

I'm an Engineer
I’m an Engineer is a free online X-Factor style competition for engineers, where students are the judges! For two weeks, students all over Ireland will be able to ask questions to, and take part in live text-based chats with real engineers. Students then vote for their favourite engineer to win €500 to spend on further STEM engagement. Students see that engineers are normal people while being introduced the wide range of careers within engineering; it’s not about spanners & hard hats. Teachers apply now to get your students talking to engineers.
Start: 10/11/2014 End: 21/11/2014 imanengineer.ie/teachers
Phone: +441225 326892

I'm a Scientist
I’m a Scientist is a free online X-Factor style competition for scientists, where students are the judges! For two weeks, students all over Ireland will be able to ask questions to, and take part in live text-based chats with real scientists. Students then vote for their favourite scientist to win €500 to spend on further public engagement. Students see that scientists are normal people, learn how science lessons relate to real life, and become more enthused about science. Teachers apply now to get your students talking to real scientists!
Start: 10/11/2014 End: 21/11/2014 imascientist.ie/teachers
e: admin@imascientist.org.uk
Phone: +441225 326892