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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.
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
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

Song of the Sea Motion PictureSong of the Sea Motion Picture
WIN a SONG OF THE SEA Animation Demonstration with Cartoon Saloon for your class before the end of term!! All you have to do is design your own poster for the film. Email: before 3rd June with a teachers contact name (for posting) to receive a competition pack for your class. This competition is suitable for aged 7-12. Film will be released nationwide on 10th July
End: 12/06/2015 e:
Phone: 01 6185032
Nationwide Dublin