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School Competitions



Below are details of competitions open to schools in the
2016/2017 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 running a competition for primary or secondary school kids, you can add details of the competition for free using this button.

Water Explorer - Win Water Workshops & Prizes
Water Explorer
Water Explorer is an exciting new online initiative for schools where students can get involved in water conservation challenges, gain points and win Water Workshops and plenty of prizes such as digital cameras and more. The programme engages schools in 11 countries in understanding how water affects lives, and taking practical action to protect and save water in school communities. The programme is open to young people aged 8-15 in Ireland, the UK, Germany, France, Poland, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, Bermuda and Switzerland. Check out our Facebook and Twitter.
Closing date: 01/05/2017 www.waterexplorer.ie
e: waterexplorer@globalactionplan.ie
Phone: 01 8832185
Global Action Plan, AXIS Ballymun, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9
National Parents Council Fred O'Connell Award 2017
NPC Fred O'Connell Award 2017
Now is the time for your Parents Association to send in your entry for the NPC Fred O'Connell Award 2017. The NPC Fred O'Connell Award recognises innovative partnership work between parents and schools which supports children to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. The winning Parents Association will receive a plaque, engraved with the name of their Parents’ Association and the year it was won. They will also receive a free year’s membership to NPC.
Closing date: 02/05/2017 www.npc.ie
, National Parents Council Primary, 12, Marlborough Court, Marlborough Street, Dublin

Folens Publishers
We are awarding €5,000 to Primary and Post-Primary teachers in Ireland who are committing their time to teaching as part of a volunteer or charitable programme over the summer. Visit our website for more information and to fill out an application.
Closing date: 05/05/2017 www.folens.ie/fotf
e: info@folens.ie
Phone: 01 4137200
Hibernian Industrial Estate, Greenhills Road, Tallaght Dublin
Trócaire Better World Award
Trócaire Better World Award
The Better World Award acknowledges the work that children do as they investigate, discuss and reflect on global justice issues in the classroom. The award is an interesting and fun way for children to explore what is happening in the world around them. Design a poster or create a display for the school hall to inform other classes in the school • Compose and perform a song or act out a story for the school and record it • Write letters, poems or stories around the issues or country being explored • Organise an event in the local church or wider community to raise awareness
End: 05/05/2017 Closing date: 05/05/2017 www.trocaire.org
e: mary.boyce@trocaire.org
Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Win a School Tour to Croke Park
Croke Park School Tours
Win a School Tour to Croke Park for your Primary School Class. Croke Park, the home of Gaelic games, is the ultimate destination for school tours, bringing together our national sport, heritage and living culture in one inspiring location.  The GAA Museum at Croke Park is giving the Schooldays audience the chance to win a fantastic primary school tour. The competition is open to parents and teachers to enter on behalf of their school/class. Prize includes a Croke Park Stadium Tour and a visit to the GAA Museum for a group of 50 including teachers.
Closing date: 01/05/2017 School Level: Primary Enter Competition
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
Win a school visit from Roy Keane! We're very excited about our new campaign called HEROES which shines a light on our dogs, dogs that have transformed the lives of thousands.To be in with a chance to win, help us raise money,no matter how little,between now and the end of April! For more information e mail fundraising@guidedogs.ie Terms and Conditions apply
www.irishguidedogs.ie
e: fundraising@guidedogs.ie
Phone: 1850 506 300
Model Farm Road, Cork