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School competitions



Below are details of competitions open to schools in the 2020/2021 school year. If you want to add a free competition listing, use the button on bottom of the page.

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First Cut! Film Festival
First Cut! Film Festival
Closing date: 05/03
School Level: Second & Third
Are you a filmmaker? Are you aged between 12-24 years? Do you have a short film you want to screen? Then First Cut! wants to hear from you! Whether you are an individual filmmaker or part of a secondary school, college or youth group, visit our website to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. www.firstcutfilmfestival.com
e: firstcutfilm@gmail.com
Mail Arts Centre, Youghal, Cork.
National Crystal Growing Comp
National Crystal Growing Comp
Closing date: 16/04
School Level: All
The National Crystal Growing Competition challenges students to grow a single crystal using commonly-found home ingredients or laboratory materials.  It is suitable for students to take part in both at home and at school! The finals will be held at a virtual event hosted by SSPC and iCRAG after the Easter break. www.icrag-centre.org
e: info@icrag-centre.org
School Photography Awards
School Photography Awards
Closing date: 12/02
School Level: Primary
Ireland's National School Photography Awards (INSPA) is a competition open to all primary schools in the Republic of Ireland. Teachers and students in primary level education are encouraged to get creative and integrate the camera into their school day. This year's theme is 'Accessible Places | Safer Spaces,' and there are some amazing prizes up for grabs! Visit their website to register your school. www.inspa.ie
e: info@inspa.ie 
SciFest 2021
Scifest 2021
Closing date: 05/03
School Level: Secondary
Second-level students from across Ireland are invited to demonstrate their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills at this year's SciFest 2021! Showcase your STEM projects at a series of one-day science fairs held locally in schools and regionally in 16 venues including the Institutes of Technology, DCU and St. Mary’s College, Derry. The winners from each regional science fair will go on to compete at a national final. Students wishing to enter can log on to the SciFest website and enter online or download a paper entry form. Admission: No Entry Fee! www.scifest.ie
e: info@scifest.ie
Locally and Regionally
Irish Seed Savers
Irish Seed Savers
Closing date: 18/01
School Level: All
Win an Annual Schools Supporter Package to Irish Seed Savers! Irish Seed Savers want to give 10 schools the opportunity to win an Annual Schools Supporter Package. To enter, post a photo or video on our Facebook page showing your school interacting with seed or your school garden. See our website for full details.e: info@irishseedsavers.ie
Capparoe, Scariff
Masters of Infinity Competition
Masters Of Infinity Competition
Closing date: 29/01
School Level: Primary
Help primary school pupils understand the importance of recycling with Masters of Infinity. Register for access to your free classroom resources, pupil activities and the chance to win an iPad and a €1,500 voucher for your school. This fun manga comic inspired adventure sends pupils on a mission to defeat ‘Land Phil’. With the help of the Infinites, a group of warriors who use the power of recycling, pupils will embark on a series of quests, developing their science, maths and creative skills along the way! nationalschoolspartnership.com
e: competitions@nationalschoolspartnership.com
Supertmatik International Comp
Supertmatik International Comp
Closing date: 31/01
School Level: All
 The International SUPERTMATIK Mental Math Competition is now open for registration! The principle of this championship is for students to develop basic competence in mathematics through constructive play, interesting and involving them in it via a fun way of learning. Join the thousands of schools worldwide already using SUPERTMATIK by registering your school online for free! www.eudactica.com
e: supertmatik@eudactica.com
All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad
All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad
Closing date: 24/01
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
Young Writers Of Ireland
Young Writers Of Ireland
Closing date: 31/01
School Level: All
In 2021 we at Young Writers Of Ireland plan to release two story collections written by children and teens age 7 to 17. Short stories and poetry in both English and Gaeilge can be submitted. The winning entries chosen by our panel of judges will be published in the collections. All royalties will go to benefit to an Irish Children's Charitye: youngwritersofireland@gmail.com









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