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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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<span style='text-transform:uppercase;'>BD STEM</span> Stars Win €10,000
Bd Stem Stars Win €10,000
Closing date: 25/10
School Level: Secondary
BD Research Centre Ireland (RCI), the global medical technology company in Limerick’s National Technology Park, has launched a new school competition, BD STEM Stars. Students are invited to identify a key health problem that affects the community around them and demonstrate how they could solve or improve this problem through the STEM subjects. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of €10,000 for their school to use within STEM education, and two runners-up will recive prizes of €5,000 each.bdcareers.ie
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
Jeanie Johnston School Tour
Jeanie Johnston School Tour
Closing date: 28/09
School Level: All
For the 2019/2020 academic year, we are giving one lucky member of the Schooldays.ie audience the chance to win a class tour to the Jeanie Johnston! The competition is open to parents and teachers to enter on behalf of their school/class group. Admission for a class (30 children + 3 adults) for a guided tour of the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship.Enter Here
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
€300 of Classroom Chairs
€300 Of Classroom Chairs
Closing date: 21/10
School Level: Both
AJ Products range of modern school furniture is designed to provide not only comfortable seating but also with our wide range of colour and design, a stimulating learning environment. AJ Products are offering the Schooldays audience a fantastic prize of €300 worth of classroom chairs. The competition is open to parents and teachers to enter on behalf of their school. Enter here
Young Aviators
Young Aviators
Closing date: 08/01
School Level: Secondary
A student Initiative competition, designed to create awareness about the thriving aviation industry in Ireland and to encourage students to consider a career in this field. The prizes include a simulator training lesson on a Boeing 737/800, followed by a flying lesson. Competition open to students from TY to 6th year and require the submission of a 3 to 5 minute video on any aviation-related topic Enter here
e: info@sixwestservices.com
<span style='text-transform:uppercase;'>BT</span> Young Scientist 2020
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
Blue Book €200 Voucher
Blue Book €200 Voucher
Closing date: 20/10
School Level: Both
Swoofee is the safe, quick and reliable new way to receive payments through debit and credit cards is ideal for use by Irish schools. Swoofee is offering the schoolday.ie audience a chance to with a €200 Blue Book Voucher as a raffle prize to raise funds for their school.Enter here
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
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
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
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
<span style='text-transform:uppercase;'>GAA</span> Writing Competition
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
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
Teach Me as Me
Teach Me As Me
Closing date: 08/11
School Level: Secondary
A new competition, ‘Teach Me As Me’ has been launched to promote individuality in secondary schools across the country.  It aims to start a national conversation about the importance of respecting the individuality of young people. The competition is open to 12 - 18 yr olds who are asked to show how their school respects their indivdiuality through a photo or video. www.comhairlenanog.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