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Below are details of competitions open to schools in the 2018/2019 school year. If you want to add a free competition listing, use the button on the right.

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Trócaire Poetry Ireland Comp
Trócaire Poetry Ireland Comp
  12/01 to 15/05
School Level: All
Trócaire’s annual poetry competition, in association with Poetry Ireland, uses the arts to raise awareness about the leading global justice issues of our time. This year the competition explores the theme ‘Land is Life’. The competition is always FREE to enter and is open to young people, children and adults alike, at all stages in their writing careers. There are four separate categories for children and teens.www.trocaire.org
Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Waltons Music Competition
Waltons Music Competition
Closing date: 22/03
School Level: Secondary
Would you like the opportunity to win up to €2,000 worth of musical instruments or equipment for your school? Entering a school in the Competition requires an entry form, photo and video of an ensemble piece or song, performed by an instrumental, vocal or mixed group from the school (maximum 40 performers), that in some way addresses the 2019 Competition theme of ‘Music = ’. All primary and post-primary schools recognised by the Department of Education in the Republic of Ireland are eligible to enter. The Competition will culminate in a gala Finalists Concert at the National Concert Hall. A total of €10,000 worth of vouchers for musical instruments and equipment from Waltons Music will be awarded. www.newschool.ie/musicforschools
Waltons New School of Music 69 South Great George’s Street, Dublin
Show Racism the Red Card
Show Racism The Red Card
Closing date: 31/03
School Level: All
Students must watch the Show Racism the Red Card DVD prior to production of work. Contact us for the DVD Education pack. After watching the DVD, participants are asked to produce written, visual or audio-visual entries on the themes of the DVD. Submit entries only after you have been registered to participate. Only submit by email. To facilitate our judging panel, written work should be no longer than 750 words. It can be in the form of a poem, essay, letter or article, while visual entries can be in the form of paintings, sculptures and photographs. Entries can also be in the form of music or film and should not be longer than 5 minutes. www.theredcard.ie
e: info@theredcard.ie
NPC Fred O'Connell Award 2019
Npc Fred O'connell Award 2019
Closing date: 03/05
School Level: Primary
Now is the time for your Parents Association to send in your entry for the NPC Fred O'Connell Award 2019. The NPC Fred O'Connell Award recognises innovative partnership work between parents and schools which supports children to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. The winning Parents Association will receive a plaque, engraved with the name of their Parents’ Association and the year it was won. They will also receive a free year’s membership to NPC. www.npc.ie
e: info@npc.ie
National Parents Council Primary, 12 Marlborough Court, Marlborough Street, Dublin
Go Places with Bus Eireann
Go Places With Bus Eireann
Closing date: 15/03
School Level: TY Students
Go Places is a competition for Transition Year students, brought to you by Bus Éireann. If you're a TY student, we want you to tell us about your journey to school. What are the highlights of your journey? How do you travel? Who do you see? What do you do? When do you enjoy it most, or how could you make it better? Get creative and make some life-long school memories! You can enter with photographs, video or words. Enter and be in with a chance to win iPads! The overall national winner will also win a day out at Tayto Park for you and your classmates! www.goplaceswithbe.ie
Game Changers
Game Changers
Closing date: 12/04
School Level: All
Game Changers is a competition for young people who want to change the world and believe games are a way to do this! Games submitted must explore a Development Education theme and must be either a board game, a card game or a video game. Games can be created by an individual, group or class. The best game in each category will win a trip to the Cool Planet Experience in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow for their class/youth group. The three winning games will be submitted into the 7th International Educational Games Competition. www.trocaire.org
e: gamechangers@trocaire.org
Trócaire Game Changers, Trócaire, Maynooth, Co Kildare
SciFest 2019
Scifest 2019
Closing date: 08/03
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 2018! Showcase your STEM projects at a series of one-day science fairs held locally in schools and regionally in the 14 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