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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 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
Texaco Children's Art Comp
Texaco Children's Art Comp
Closing date: 20/02
School Level: All
We are now inviting young artists across the island of Ireland to participate in a national celebration of Children's Art as we mark 66 years of the Texaco Children's Art Competition. One of the most interesting things about art is its diversity. That's why your entry to our Competition can be about anything that interests you. If you are submitting artwork to the Competition that has been undertaken in your school or at an external art class, you must complete a School/Art School Application Form.  www.texacochildrensart.com
e: texacochildrensart@valero.com
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Gaa Writing Competition
Closing date: 17/01
School Level: Secondary
Following the success of last year’s 20th anniversary competition and the quality of entries, the GAA Museum at Croke Park is, once again, inviting secondary school students to show off their writing prowess with an essay, short story or poem with the theme ‘A GAA Legend.’ Entries will be judged by a panel of talent spotting experts and there will be winner and runner-up prizes for Junior and Senior Cycles across both Irish and English language entries. Winners will be honoured at a special awards ceremony with their parents / guardians, teachers and the judging panel at Croke Park. crokepark.ie
e: info@crokepark.ie
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
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
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
Locally and Regionally
Waltons Music Competition
Waltons Music Competition
Closing date: 24/01
School Level: All
The Waltons Music for Schools Competition offers both primary and post-primary schools the opportunity to think and work creatively with any combination of students, developing a creative and original musical project that has learning potential at every stage of the process. Entering a school requires an entry form, photo and video of an ensemble piece or song, performed by an instrumental, vocal or mixed group from the school, that addresses the 2020 Competition theme, ‘Where words fail, music speaks’. The Competition culminates in a gala Finalists Concert in the National Concert Hall, when prizes totalling €7,000 worth of vouchers for musical instruments and equipment will be awarded www.newschool.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
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