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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.

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.
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
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!
End: 21/04/2015
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
Dublin Primary Schools Art & Prayer/Poem Competition
Knights of Saint Columbanus
The Order of Knights of St. Columbanus are running a student art and prayer/poem competition for Easter this year. The theme of this years competition is "Our Lords Message". Cash Przies for students. Details have been posted to Primary Schools in Dublin.
End: 30/04/2015
Ely House, Ely Place Dublin

Freddy Buttons Bookmark Design Competition
The Freddy Buttons adventure book series by Irish author, Fiona Dillon, will be launched at Bloom in the Park on May 28th 2015. Glenisk is inviting your students to design one of six bookmarks to accompany the series. Each of the six winning designs will receive a prize package! The competition is open now to all primary school children and the closing date is April 24th. There are 3 age categories to the competition and each entrant will receive Glenisk yogurt vouchers and an art certificate. For more information on the competition check out our website below!
Closing date: 24/04/2015
e: maighread@glenisk
Phone: 353 57 9344000
Glenisk, Newtown, Killeigh Offaly
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Adare ProductionsAdare Productions
Do YOU want to represent Ireland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015? If you will be aged between 10-15 on November 21st 2015, register via the TG4 website NOW. Auditions will be held April/May. It is NOT ESSENTIAL to have an original song at audition stage.
Phone: 012843877
Dunlaoghaire Dublin
Africa Day 2015: Creative Writing Competition
Africa Day Competition
Irish Aid has linked up with The Irish Times on a new Africa-themed writing competition to mark Africa Day 2015. Entries are invited from writers in three categories: primary school, secondary school and adult. Writers are invited to submit a short story or poem relating to African experience in either Africa or Ireland. Primary-school children can submit a piece of up to 250 words and secondary school students of up to 500 words. Winners will be chosen by Irish Aid and The Irish Times. The winning stories will be published on on 24th May and winners will receive a selection of books to the value of €50 each. For more details, visit website below.
Closing date: 15/05/2015
Win One Direction Tickets
with Express Bus with Express Bus
Express bus run the ‘Pete the Panda School Tour’ and have a guarantee in service that is second to none. “One Minute Late and Don’t Pay a Cent”. We have a long track record in transporting children and child safety is paramount on our Tour. Express Bus are offering a fantastic prize to the audience of 2 tickets to see One Direction in the 3 Arena on October 17th 2015 The competition is open to parents or teachers to enter on behalf of their school or just for themselves! To enter the competition simply click here.
Closing date: 26/05/2015
€10,000 Overseas Teaching Fund
Educational providers Foldens have launched their Overseas Teaching Fund to over 50,000 primary and post primary teachers across the country. The Folens Overseas Teaching Fund aims to assist Irish teachers on their charitable overseas volunteer programmes this summer with €10,000 in funding up for grabs! The €10,000 will be split into ten individual awards of €1,000. Each winning candidate will receive €500 to help finance their trip and the balance of €500 will be donated to their programme, school or organisation. Closing date for applications is 29th May 2015.
Closing date: 29/05/2015
Dulux Let's Colour Project
Dulux Let's Colour
Fancy winning a lick of paint for your school ! The Let’s Colour Project has been set up to help schools, charities and community groups brighten up their building or community by offering prizes of free Dulux paint. The Lets Colour Project for 2015 is closing for entries on the 21st May. Entry is simple, just record a short video saying where they would like to paint with colour and why. These videos are voted on by the public and the most popular projects will receive free paint and painters to transform their space. Visit the website link below to find out more
Closing date: 21/05/2015