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School Competitions

Below are details of competitions open to schools in the
2017/2018 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.
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Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin is calling on the nation to get creative this autumn and write a poem, short story or create a drawing or painting based on the images from the Book of Kells. Judges will be looking for creative and modern interpretations of the images from the Book. The closing date for entries is Thursday 30 November 2017. Cash prizes for individuals, schools and clubs
Closing date: 30/11/2017 School Level: Primary & Secondary
College Green, Dublin 2
RDS Primary Science Fair
RDS Primary Science Fair
Call for Entries for the RDS Primary Science Fair 2018 is now open and will close on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The RDS Primary Science Fair is a non-competitive exhibition which showcases primary school STEM-related class projects and provides opportunities for students to explore other schools’ projects and explain their class projects to their peers. The Fair will take place in three locations: Dublin 11-13 Jan, Limerick 18 - 20 Jan, Belfast 6 - 7 June
Closing date: 04/10/2017
Growbox Autumn Schools Challenge
Growbox Autumn Schools Challenge
Can your class grow the prettiest indoor or outdoor school garden in Ireland? We’re giving primary schools around the country the tools to grow their own beautiful Growbox garden and be in with a chance to win €400 worth of school supplies. Your class will love following the progress of their gardening efforts and learning all about the flowers and vegetables they have planted! The first 10 schools to sign up will also receive a FREE Growbox starter kit!  Click on our website link below to find out how to sign up
Closing date: 29/09/2017 School Level: Primary
Win a class tour to EPIC Ireland
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a new interactive & immersive experience, featuring the captivating stories of over 300 emigrants who travelled all over the world, from America to Antartica.  Win admission for a class (30 children + 3 adults) to EPIC, a guided tour of their museum and participation in an Epic science-themed workshop. For the 2017/2018 academic year, we’ve developed new school tours and educational support materials, and are giving one lucky winner the chance to WIN A CLASS TOUR to EPIC! The competition is open to parents and teachers to enter on behalf of their school/class group. 
Closing date: 16/10/2017 ENTER COMPETITION
Irish National School Photography Awards
Ireland's National School Photography Awards
INSPA is a national children’s photography competition which is open to all primary schools located in the Republic of Ireland. The awards are offering a range of fantastic prizes for finalists, winners and their schools. All entries will be judged by a national panel of judges. Deadline for entries: Midnight Friday 19th January, 2018.
Closing date: 19/01/2018 School Level: Primary
BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2018
BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition takes place from 10th to 13th January 2018, at the RDS in Dublin. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday 25th of September 2017. For event updates or for more information on how to enter competition, visit the site below.
Start: 10/01/2018 End: 13/01/2018 Closing date: 25/09/2017
Phone: (ROI): 1800 924 362 (NI): 0800 917 1297
RDS Dublin