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School Competitions

Below are details of competitions open to schools in the
2017/2018 school year. We will be updating this page on a
regular basis so keep a close eye so that you don't miss any
important closing dates!

If your organisation or company is running a competition for primary or secondary school kids, you can add details of the competition for free using this button.

One Good Idea competition
One Good Idea competition
 Now celebrating its 10th year, the aim of the One Good Idea is to increase students’ understanding of energy efficiency and climate change by encouraging them to take individual and collective responsibility for tackling these important issues. Contestants must come up with an energy awareness campaign to change behaviour and improve energy efficiency in their homes, schools or communities. Open to primary and post primary school students, participants have the chance to win prizes for themselves and their schools.
Closing date: 17/11/2017 School Level: Primary and Secondary
Phone: 01 5224830

Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin is calling on the nation to get creative this autumn and write a poem, short story or create a drawing or painting based on the images from the Book of Kells. Judges will be looking for creative and modern interpretations of the images from the Book. The closing date for entries is Thursday 30 November 2017. Cash prizes for individuals, schools and clubs
Closing date: 30/11/2017 School Level: Primary & Secondary
College Green, Dublin 2
Irish National School Photography Awards
Ireland's National School Photography Awards
INSPA is a national children’s photography competition which is open to all primary schools located in the Republic of Ireland. The awards are offering a range of fantastic prizes for finalists, winners and their schools. All entries will be judged by a national panel of judges. Deadline for entries: Midnight Friday 19th January, 2018.
Closing date: 19/01/2018 School Level: Primary

All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad
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. 
Closing date: 19/01/2018 School Level: Secondary
The Poster Competition
The Poster Competition
Help tackle bullying and win a prize for your school. The poster competition is for post-primary students to create posters which raise awareness, provide support to other pupils and tackle bullying. Enter by the 6th of November and win fantastic prizes!  Visit the website link below for resources and information on the competition
End: 06/11/2017 School Level: Secondary
Elf Town Galway
Elf Town Galway
COLOURING COMPETITION WIN TICKETS FOR YOUR ENTIRE CLASS TO ELF TOWN GALWAY We invite your school to participate in our Elf Town colouring and drawing competition. Elf Town Galway is a magical interactive Christmas experience transforming three floors of The Galway Race Course into a Christmas wonderland. This year we return with an even bigger and better.
Unit 3, Westlink Commercial Park, Oranmore Galway
Ana Liffey Drug Project
Ana Liffey Drug Project
The Ana Liffey Drug Project launched the “Let’s Talk About Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition 2018. The competition, which is in its fifth year, aims to encourage young people between the ages of 12-25 to think and talk about drugs. Prizes between 250-1.000 Euro! More details on link below
Closing date: 22/01/2018 School Level: Secondary
Phone: 01 878 6899
48 Middle Abbey Street Dublin
MS Readathon
MS Readathon
The 30th MS Readathon encourages children to open a wonderful world of adventure and imagination through reading for a great cause! MS Readathon is the perfect opportunity to encourage your children to read. For kids who are already bookworms, it’s a chance to go deeper – perhaps to challenge themselves with longer, more advanced books.
Start: 13/10/2017 End: 13/11/2017
BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2018
BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition takes place from 10th to 13th January 2018, at the RDS in Dublin. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday 25th of September 2017. For event updates or for more information on how to enter competition, visit the site below.
Start: 10/01/2018 End: 13/01/2018 Closing date: 25/09/2017
Phone: (ROI): 1800 924 362 (NI): 0800 917 1297
RDS Dublin