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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.

An Óige - 1 nights free Hostel accommodation for a class of 25!
An Óige has teamed up with An Óige to offer one lucky Class of 25 people (including leaders) a chance to win 1 night's free accommodation in your choice of 3 hostels in Killarney, Knockree or Donegal. The winning group also gets a special discount for a day’s outdoor adventure activities with EcoAdventure Ireland. The competition is open to all schools although the group must consist of students from 4th class onwards.
Closing date: 15/04/2015 School Level: Primary, Secondary Enter Here
Mathletes Challenge
Matheltes Challenge
The MATHletes Challenge is a free online and in-person maths tournament for Irish and Northern Irish students and schools. A not-for-profit venture founded by entrepreneur Sean O'Sullivan and Ciaran Cannon TD, MATHletes develops students' confidence and competence in maths using Khan Academy. The 4-month Challenge provides participants with a fun, competitive, engaging and rewarding educational experience. MATHletes is open to primary and secondary students from 4th class to 5th year (ROI) & Primary 6 to Year 13 (NI). Top scorers advance to in-person playoffs in May where over €20,000 in prizes and the title of MATHletes Challenge All-Ireland Champion are on offer. Thousands of students and over 250 schools competed in 2014. Registration is FREE and opens December 1st. The Challenges launch on January 5th. For more information or to signup visit our website.

€100 voucher for CleverMinds Toys competition We are giving you the chance to win a €100 voucher for educational games for your school from CleverMinds Toys
Clever Mind Toys offers a range of educational games and puzzles that are smart, fun and easy to play. These games will stimulate brain development,  enhance hand eye co-ordination, promote spatial awareness and develop problem solving skills. ENTER HERE!
Closing date: 25/03/2015
Eircom Junior Spider awards
Eircom Junior Spider Awards
This year’s Eircom Junior Spiders will take place in the Facebook HQ in Dublin on Monday April 20th. The awards are open to all youths aged between 4-19 years in the Republic of Ireland. The aim of the awards is to acknowledge the innovation amongst web creators under the age of 19 and to provide an exciting programme that will encourage youths to further develop their technology skills in web design.
Closing date: 11/03/2015
Phone: 01 237 7011
Digital Content
and the Inter-School Competition and the Inter-School Competition
The Inter-School Competition has been launched on the Consumer Classroom website! You can collaborate with a school in another EU country and enter your class to win a visit to the main European Union institutions in Brussels! We’re asking entrants to create an interactive lesson, video or role-play. Digital Content covers a range of topics including data protection, legal / illegal content use and vulnerability online. 
End: 24/04/2015 School Level: Secondary
Irish Aid award 2015
Irish Aid Awards 2015
This year marks the 10th year of the Awards which are designed to help children in Ireland to understand global issues and Ireland’s role in working to meet the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These goals focus on fighting hunger and poverty and improving the lives of those in the world’s poorest countries. Pupils then create a multi-media project to highlight the challenges facing children in developing countries and the progress which is being achieved. This year’s theme, ‘Caring for our World’, relates to all eight MDGs, with a particular focus on  protecting the environment.
Closing date: 13/03/2015
Phone: 01 5224834
St Colman's Boys National School, Macroom, Cork
Trend Micro
Trend Micro
"What's Your Story" is a film and poster competition that encourages aspiring young Irish film makers and artists to create short films or posters that highlight creative, impactful, safe and responsible ways to use the Internet. More details will be revealed on Safer Internet Day; February 10, 2015 when we will announce the competition theme!
Phone: 0863841883
IDA Business & Technology Park, Model Farm Rd, Cork
Change for Charity
Change for Charity
Schools ART Competition! Calling all Primary School and Transition Year Students!! You and your class mates could win a full day's outing to the amazing Carlingford Adventure Centre in Co Louth, with transport provided by CIE. All you have to do is gather as many 1c &2c coins as possible, get creative, take a picture of your art and send it to us by the 24th of April!
Closing date: 24/04/2015
Phone: 086 8898190
Monkstown Dublin
SciFest 2015
SciFest 2015
Students across the country are encouraged to enter SciFest 2015 and put their knowledge of science to the test. Now in its eighth year as a national project, SciFest is an all-inclusive, all-island science competition where second-level students showcase science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects at a series of one day science fairs held regionally in the 14  Institutes of Technology, DCU and St. Mary’s College, Derry. The winners from each regional science fair go on to compete at a national final in November. The national final winner(s) of SciFest 2015 will be presented with a trophy and will represent Ireland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Closing date: 13/03/2015
Phone: 01 2605000