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School competitions



Below are details of competitions open to schools in the 2022/2023 school year. If you want to add a free competition listing, use the button on bottom of the page.

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Relove Fashion
Relove Fashion
Closing date: 13/01
School Level: Secondary
The Relove Fashion competition is a sustainable fashion competition open to secondary school students in Leinster. This award winning competition asks students to use their creative design skills to create a sustainable and wearable outfit using clothing sourced from charity shops, swap shops or reuse items already available at home.www.dlrcoco.ie
e: info@dlrcoco.ie
Space Academy
Space Academy
Closing date: 20/11
School Level: Secondary
Space Academy is offering 8 lucky transition year students the opportunity of a lifetime, for an all-expenses-paid trip to NASA’s ‘Space Camp’ in Huntsville, Alabama! The eight lucky applicants will travel to the USA in February 2023 to experience astronaut training techniques adapted from NASA and ESA’s astronaut training programme, with the whole experience recorded for a brand new RTÉ series. Further details of Space Camp activities are available at the link below.
Click here to Apply
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Toyota Dream Car Art
Toyota Dream Car Art
Closing date: 06/03
School Level: All
Toyota Ireland 16th annual ‘Toyota Dream Car Art Contest,’ invites children of all abilities from across Ireland to showcase their imagination, artistic skills and envision the car of their dreams. The competition is a fun way for children to imagine the future of mobility and bring to life their wild, whacky, and wonderful ideas through the medium of art. Visit our website for details on how to enter on www.toyota.ie
e: dreamcarart@toyota.ie
ReelLIFE SCIENCE Competition
Reellife Science Competition
Closing date: 14/10
School Level: All
In these challenging times, we’re challenging young people to share their passion for Science and all things STEM, by making a short video about their favourite science topic. The contest is open to young people in Ireland and Northern Ireland representing their Primary School, Secondary School or Youth Organisation. The makers of the best videos will receive €1000 in prize money for their group or schoolreellifescience.com
e: reellifescience@nuigalway.ie
MS Readathon
Ms Readathon
  01/11 to 30/11
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: read@msreadathon.ie
Start Competition
Start Competition
  03/11 to 21/04
School Level: Primary
We invite primary school students in 4th, 5th & 6th classes to lead on an exciting project and create their very own fun randomised clinical trial in the classroom. Primary school students are invited to recreate their very own randomised trial, following the resources providedstartcompetition.com
e: hrb-tmrn@universityofgalway.ie
My E U Schools Competition
My E U Schools Competition
Closing date: 28/10
School Level: Primary & Secondary
My European Union, My Ireland, My EU50! To mark 50 years of EU membership in Ireland, the Government of Ireland in partnership with European Movement Ireland are looking for young people across the nation to showcase their creativity and share their ideas about Ireland and Europe We have €2,000 up for grabs for the winning entries for Primary and Post-Primary level.
www.myeu50.ie
NBI Competition
Nbi Competition
Closing date: 13/01
School Level: Primary
Lot's of amazing prizes for your school! We want students to tell us what they think the future will look like. The student who is deemed the overall national winner for the competition, across all 3 class categories, will win a futuristic Promethean interactive flat screen for their school! nbischools.ie
e: schools@nbi.ie
First Cut Youth Film Festival
First Cut Youth Film Festival
Closing date: 23/01
School Level: Secondary
Submissions for the First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2023 are now being accepted! As an acknowledgement of the sheer amount and quality of filmmaking that takes place in schools throughout Ireland, First Cut! also has a special category in its open call programme for films made in schools. For many young people, school is where they get the initial chance to make a film and the opportunity in many cases to hone this craft. Festival dates: Wed March 8th - SatuMarch 11th 2023. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Mon January 2nd 2023. www.firstcutfilmfestival.com/
e: firstcutfilm@gmail.com
Linguistics Olympiad 2023
Linguistics Olympiad 2023
Closing date: 21/01
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
Certified Irish Angus Producer
Certified Irish Angus Producer
Closing date: 18/11
School Level: Secondary
Certified Irish Angus schools competition gives TY students a once in a lifetime opportunity to rear five Angus calves for 18 months, while preparing a research project related to the Irish Agri-Food industry. The winning students also receive an additional grant of €2,000 for their further education. The closing date for entries is 18th November 2022.www.certifiedirishangus.ie/schools/
e: william@certifiedirishangus.ie
Longfield, Virginia,
The Pitch
The Pitch
Closing date: 10/03
School Level: Secondary
The Pitch, The PublicJobs.ie Schools Advertising Challenge is a fun way to challenge your students to express their creative, digital and communication skills while learning about future career opportunities in the public sector. See our website for the amazing prizes up for grabs!
www.publicjobs.ie
e: schools@publicjobs.ie
Chapter House, Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
Someone like me
Someone Like Me
Closing date: 18/11
School Level: Primary
By entering, your school is in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes up to the value of €1,250. Winners also get to attend a national prize giving ceremony which will be held in January 2023! Prizes are awarded to 1 junior and 1 senior category winner in every county, as well as 1 overall national winner.someonelikemecompetition.ie
e: someonelikeme@realnation.ie









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