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School competitions



Below are details of competitions open to schools in the 2021/2022 school year. If you want to add a free competition listing, use the button on bottom of the page.

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Young Filmmaker of the Year
Young Filmmaker Of The Year
Closing date: 21/01
School Level: Both
The 26th Annual Fresh International Film Festival will take place from 28th March to 2nd April, and, as part of the festival they return with their hugely popular competition ‘Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2022.’  All young budding filmmakers, between 7 - 18 years of age, are invited to enter online. The competition provides an opportunity for young filmmakers to see their work on the big screen and be in with a chance of winning €1,000, €700, or €300 towards their next film, or equipment for their school. READ MORE
The Story of Your Stuff
The Story Of Your Stuff
Closing date: 07/03
School Level: Secondary
Environmental Protection Agency – The Story of Your Stuff competition 2022 is calling on second-level students from across the country to research the life cycle and environmental impact of an everyday item or activity and present their findings through a creative medium of their choice (including video, animation, infographics, photography, etc.). Entrants will be in with a chance to win €500 for themselves and €500 for their school. www.thestoryofyourstuff.ie
e: storyofyourstuff@epa.ie
First Cut Youth Film Festival
First Cut Youth Film Festival
Closing date: 21/01
School Level: Both
First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2022 festival are now being accepted! First Cut! accepts films from individual filmmakers aged 12-24 and from secondary schools, colleges, individual filmmakers (aged 12-24) and youth groups. Every type of film under 15 minutes is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. Visit Website
e: firstcutfilm@gmail.com
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Cif Schools Challenge
Closing date: 31/01
School Level: Secondary
We know that we need to build a lot more homes – houses and apartments, for our community. We are inviting post primary students to plan, design and market, a new residential development that is environmentally friendly and designed to enhance the wellbeing of your community. Visit the website link below to Register and find out more.
Visit cif.ie/cifchallenge/
e: TY@sherryfitz.ie
School Photography Awards
School Photography Awards
Closing date: 09/05
School Level: Primary
 INSPA is a national children’s photography competition and Positive Primaries Programme which introduces Creative Well-being into the lives of primary schools by engaging with the magic and art of photography. This year’s theme ‘Me, Myself, and I’ is looking for images that explore ‘Self-Portraits’ in new and imaginative ways.  Register Here
e: info@inspa.ie
Walk in My Shoes
Walk In My Shoes
Closing date: 04/02
School Level: Secondary
Walk in My Shoes launches mental health short-film competition with €1,000 cash prize for students and aspiring filmmakers across Ireland. Students are invited to submit short films or TikTok videos that convey a positive mental health message, tackle mental health stereotypes or challenge stigma. www.walkinmyshoes.ie









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