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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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Book of Kells Competition
Book Of Kells Competition
Closing date: 30/11
School Level: All
Trinity College Dublin is calling on the nation to get creative this autumn. Entrants are invited to create a drawing, painting or sketch inspired by Irish culture and the Book of Kells in a modern and innovative way OR write a poem or short story inspired by Irish culture and the Book of Kells. Judges will be looking for creative and modern interpretations of the images from the Book. The competition is open to all ages and there are cash prizes up for grabs for individuals, schools and youth clubs. tcd.ie
e: BOKcompetition@tcd.ie
TCD, College Green, Dublin 2
Gala Gifts for Schools
Gala Gifts For Schools
Closing date: 08/11
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. This year sees the introduction of three categories for schools to enter – Best Health & Wellness Project, Best Tech Project, and Best Eco Project. The €30,000 Gala Gifts for Schools prize fund will be divided across the categories, with each winning primary school being awarded €10,000.
www.gala.ie
e: galacustomerservice@gala.ie
MS Readathon
Ms Readathon
  11/10 to 11/11
School Level: Primary
The MS Readathon encourages children to open a wonderful world of adventure and imagination through reading for a great cause! Every teacher knows just how important reading is for their student’s development and the MS Readathon is the perfect opportunity for students who are seasoned readers, to go deeper and challenge themselves with longer, more advanced books. There are book review competitions and prizes galore throughout the month, book lists, the chance to win one of ten iPads, as well as reading rewards for all participants. www.msreadathon.ie
e: info@ms-society.ie
INSPA Photography Awards
Inspa Photography Awards
Closing date: 21/01
School Level: Primary
Entries are now open to all Primary Schools in the Republic of Ireland for the 2019/20 National School Photography Awards. There is a fantastic range of prizes to be won for finalists, winners, and their schools – including cameras, trips to visitor attractions, hotel breaks, certificates and more! Register your school and see further information at inspa.ie
e: info@inspa.ie
Dublin
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Bt Young Scientist 2020
Closing date: 24/09
School Level: Secondary
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition takes place from 8th to 11th January 2020, at the RDS in Dublin. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday 24th of September 2019. For event updates or for more information on how to enter competition, visit the site below.www.btyoungscientist.com
e: youngscientist@bt.com
RDS
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
Transition Year Show 2019
Transition Year Show 2019
Closing date: 28/09
School Level: Secondary
For a chance to win a FREE BUS TRIP TO & BACK for your SCHOOL with Transition Year Show 2019, September 24th & 25th, Punchestown Event Centre, Naas, Co. Kildare. Find out more & Follow us on Facebook @Transitionyearshow2019 transitionyearireland.ie
e: fiona@guerinmedia.ie
Naas,Co. Kildare
Blue Star Programme
Blue Star Programme
Closing date: 23/09
School Level: Primary
Primary school pupils around the country are being challenged to get creative in how they learn and think about Europe through the Blue Star Programme! The Blue Star Programme teaches primary school pupils about European cultures and the EU through creative activities and projects which complement the national primary curriculum. The idea is simple: to foster better understanding and knowledge of Europe and how it affects the lives of Irish citizens among Irish primary pupils in a curriculum friendly manner. Find out more! or check their website. www.bluestarprogramme.ie
e: bluestar@europeanmovement.ie
One Good Idea
One Good Idea
to 08/03 Closing date: 16/11
School Level: All
This annual SEAI school competition is open to primary and post primary schools. Every year students are asked to come up with One Good Idea that will save energy/help tackle climate change/inspire lifestyle changes in the people around them. Students' campaign should show people in your community how your One Good Idea can make a difference to them, their pocket and our planet. www.seai.ie
e: info@seai.ie
ReelLIFE SCIENCE Competition
Reellife Science Competition
to 18/10
School Level: All
The ReelLIFE SCIENCE Video Competition is back for 2019! The contest is open to participants of all ages, from Primary and Secondary schools, community groups, and Youth clubs all around Ireland. ReelLIFE SCIENCE encourages participants to pick up a camera or smartphone and make an engaging and educational three minute video communicating a science topic for the general public. The makers of the best videos will receive €1000 in prize money. reellifescience.com
e: reellifescience@nuigalway.ie