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School competitions

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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Calling All student writers
Calling All Student Writers
Closing date: 23/11
School Level: Secondary
The GAA Museum is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018. As part of the special anniversary programme, we’re inviting secondary school students to show off their writing prowess with an essay, short story or poem with the theme ‘The GAA is at the heart of who we are’. There will be winner and runner-up prizes for Junior and Senior Cycles across both Irish and English language entries. Find out more
ReelLIFE SCIENCE Competition
Reellife Science Competition
to 19/10
School Level: All
Based in NUI Galway and supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discoverprogramme, the Community Knowledge Initiative, the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science and the Cell EXPLORERS outreach programme, ReelLIFE SCIENCE will award over €5000 in prizes this year, with the makers of the best videos at Community Group, Primary School and Secondary School level each receiving €1000.
Irish Family History Centre
Irish Family History Centre
to 15/12
School Level: All
Win a fun family history workshop for 30 students with the Irish Family History Centre, here in the Dublin Docklands! This creative and historical competition is suitable for Primary and Secondary school class groups. For more info and to enter your class visit the website to find out more. The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin
MS Readathon
Ms Readathon
  12/10 to 12/11
School Level: 0
The 30th MS Readathon encourages children to open a wonderful world of adventure and imagination through reading for a great cause! MS Readathon is the perfect opportunity to encourage your children to read. For kids who are already bookworms, it’s a chance to go deeper – perhaps to challenge themselves with longer, more advanced books.