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Below are details of competitions open to schools in the 2019/2020 school year. If you want to add a free competition listing, use the button on bottom of the page.

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Big Trócaire Poster Competition
Big Trócaire Poster Competition
Closing date: 03/04
School Level: Primary
JOIN OVER 5000 STUDENTS AROUND IRELAND AND ENTER OUR BIG TRÓCAIRE POSTER COMPETITION! Help us share and celebrate the stories featured on our Trócaire Box this year. Get in touch today for your free poster activity pack. Great prizes up for grabs! Winners will be announced before the summer holidays!
www.trocaire.org
e: schools@trocaire.org
Gala Retail
Gala Retail
Closing date: 31/05
School Level: Primary
With a massive €30,000 prize pot up for grabs for Irish primary schools, leading Irish convenience retail group, Gala Retail is back with its ‘Gala Gifts for Schools’ campaign. Gala has teamed up with TV and radio presenter, Lucy Kennedy for the 2020 competition, which will see six primary schools win a €5,000 cash prize!Visit Gala.ie to enter. gala.ie
Big Grow - innocent
Big Grow - Innocent
Closing date: 30/04
School Level: Primary
The big grow is back for 2020! GIY and innocent are giving children across the UK and Ireland everything they need to get growing their own veg. This year we will teach over 216,000 children to grow. That’s HUGE. We will send FREE growing kits to primary school teachers which include everything they need to get their students growing.innocentbiggrow.com
e: alex@giy.ie
GROW HQ, Dunmore Road
Cracking Ideas Competition
Cracking Ideas Competition
Closing date: 24/04
School Level: Primary
Come up with a Cracking Idea that helps get boring jobs done quicker and better, so that you can sit back in your favourite armchair, just like Wallace! Then enter your Cracking Idea into our competition to win a fantastic selection of prizes. The competition is open to all children aged 4-11. All you need is a bit of imagination and some drawing materials to get started.crackingideas.com
NPC Fred O'Connell Award 2020
Npc Fred O'connell Award 2020
Closing date: 01/05
School Level: Primary
Now is the time for your Parents Association to send in your entry for the NPC Fred O'Connell Award 2020. 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 €500 in prize money and 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
Game Changers
Game Changers
Closing date: 03/04
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 8th International Educational Games Competition. www.trocaire.org
e: gamechangers@trocaire.org
Trócaire Game Changers, Trócaire, Maynooth, Co Kildare
Grow2Ceo
Grow2Ceo
Closing date: 30/03
School Level: Secondary
GROW2CEO is a unique competition to find Irelands’ next young food entrepreneurs. This competition gives teenagers across secondary schools everything they need to start growing some food and help to develop a better understanding of what goes into their food and how they can make healthy choices.
www.giy.ie
e: alex@giy.ie
GROW HQ
SciFest 2020
Scifest 2020
Closing date: 06/03
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 2020! 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
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