BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

The BT Young Scientist competition is open to second level students from Ireland, North and South, aged between 12 and 19 years on the 31st October 2012. You can enter your project as an individual or share the work as a group. A group is made up of no more than three people from the same school and the same age group and all group members must be finalised by 1st October.

To give everybody an equal chance of winning, there are three age groups in which to enter.

  • Junior 1st & 2nd Year
  • Intermediate 3rd & 4th Year  (junior & transition)
  • Senior 5th & 6th Year

Students can enter projects in one of four categories:

  •   Biology and Ecological Sciences
  •   Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  •   Social and Behavioural Sciences
  •   Technology

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition takes place from the 9th to the 12th January 2013, at the RDS in Dublin.

Entries may be submitted in either English or Irish. You can enter by post or online at A detailed ‘One Page Proposal’ outlining your project idea, together with completed entry forms and fees, must be submitted by Monday 1st October 2012. Postal closing date Friday 28th September.

Your application must include:
1. Entry Form for Projects
2. Project Details Form
3. One Page Proposal
4. Entry Fee (e20/£18)
5. Teacher Assessment Form

The entry forms and postal address can be found online at

The accommodation grant scheme, which was first introduced in 2006, is being increased by 50% this year to help existing schools to enter and also to encourage new schools to take part.

The scheme is designed to help with the accommodation costs incurred by students from schools that have to travel considerable distances to compete in the event at the RDS in Dublin. These costs can prove to be an obstacle to many and can be the real reason why some students do not enter a project into the competition.

In recognition of this BT created a grant scheme under which schools can apply for assistance towards accommodation costs incurred if they have to stay overnight in Dublin. This grant scheme underlines BT’s commitment to making the Exhibition accessible to schools from across all parts of Ireland. Schools eligible for a grant may be awarded either €150/£135 for an individual entry or €300/£270 for a group entry, subject to a maximum grant of €1,500/ £1350 per school and other applicable terms.

In order to be eligible, a school must be located in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland and be 70 kilometres / 44 miles or more from the RDS Showgrounds, Ballsbridge in Dublin 4, as measured in accordance with the service on: For full terms and conditions see the Rules page.

This is an opt in service you must check the relevant box on your teacher assessment form, if this is not done at the time of entry then a school cannot be awarded an accommodation grant.

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