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School competitions



Below are details of competitions open to schools in the 2022/2023 school year. If you want to add a free competition listing, use the button on bottom of the page.

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Learn Our Anthem
Learn Our Anthem
  30/01 to 17/03
School Level: Primary
The aim of the competition is to encourage children and their parents to learn 'Amhrán na bhFiann'  for life. The focus is to make its meaning more applicable for today's society. To turn it away from any negative association and to bring it to the attention of all people living in Ireland from ALL backgrounds.  The competition invites all primary schools in Ireland from 3rd class to 6th class to learn the anthem and send a video of their performance in time for St. Patrick’s Day 2023.learnouranthem.ie
e: info@abairlinn.ie
SciFest 2023
Scifest 2023
Closing date: 10/03
School Level: Secondary
SciFest launches with calls for entries for the 2023 competition. Ireland’s largest and most inclusive second-level STEM fair programme announces climate action as this year’s theme. n SciFest, second-level students showcase STEM projects at a series of one-day science fairs held locally in schools and regionally at venues in the Technological Universities. Students can log on to the SciFest website and enter online
Visit SciFest website
e: info@scifest.ie
First Cut Youth Film Festival
First Cut Youth Film Festival
Closing date: 23/01
School Level: Secondary
Submissions for the First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2023 are now being accepted! As an acknowledgement of the sheer amount and quality of filmmaking that takes place in schools throughout Ireland, First Cut! also has a special category in its open call programme for films made in schools. For many young people, school is where they get the initial chance to make a film and the opportunity in many cases to hone this craft. Festival dates: Wed March 8th - SatuMarch 11th 2023. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Mon January 2nd 2023. www.firstcutfilmfestival.com/
e: firstcutfilm@gmail.com
Linguistics Olympiad 2023
Linguistics Olympiad 2023
Closing date: 21/01
School Level: Secondary
The All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) is a contest in which secondary school students develop their own strategies for solving problems in fascinating languages from around the globe. Students must use their ingenuity to solve Puzzles such as deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics, decoding numerical spy codes, and interpreting ancient Mayan poetry. All second level students from schools in Ireland, both North and South, are eligible to participate.  ailo.adaptcentre.ie
e: ailo@adaptcentre.ie
Relove Fashion
Relove Fashion
Closing date: 13/01
School Level: Secondary
The Relove Fashion competition is a sustainable fashion competition open to secondary school students in Leinster. This award winning competition asks students to use their creative design skills to create a sustainable and wearable outfit using clothing sourced from charity shops, swap shops or reuse items already available at home.www.dlrcoco.ie
e: info@dlrcoco.ie
Start Competition
Start Competition
  03/11 to 21/04
School Level: Primary
We invite primary school students in 4th, 5th & 6th classes to lead on an exciting project and create their very own fun randomised clinical trial in the classroom. Primary school students are invited to recreate their very own randomised trial, following the resources providedstartcompetition.com
e: hrb-tmrn@universityofgalway.ie
Toyota Dream Car Art
Toyota Dream Car Art
Closing date: 06/03
School Level: All
Toyota Ireland 16th annual ‘Toyota Dream Car Art Contest,’ invites children of all abilities from across Ireland to showcase their imagination, artistic skills and envision the car of their dreams. The competition is a fun way for children to imagine the future of mobility and bring to life their wild, whacky, and wonderful ideas through the medium of art. Visit our website for details on how to enter on www.toyota.ie
e: dreamcarart@toyota.ie
The Pitch
The Pitch
Closing date: 10/03
School Level: Secondary
The Pitch, The PublicJobs.ie Schools Advertising Challenge is a fun way to challenge your students to express their creative, digital and communication skills while learning about future career opportunities in the public sector. See our website for the amazing prizes up for grabs!
www.publicjobs.ie
e: schools@publicjobs.ie
Chapter House, Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
NBI Competition
Nbi Competition
Closing date: 13/01
School Level: Primary
Lot's of amazing prizes for your school! We want students to tell us what they think the future will look like. The student who is deemed the overall national winner for the competition, across all 3 class categories, will win a futuristic Promethean interactive flat screen for their school! nbischools.ie
e: schools@nbi.ie









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