Competition News - January 2012
All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad 2012
The All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) is a contest in which secondary school students develop their own strategies for solving problems in fascinating real languages from around the globe.
Primary and secondary schools across Europe are invited to participate in this exciting competition. Schools can win prizes for their achievements in saving energy. The first round of the U4energy competition was officially launched in September 2010. The second round is now open - you can submit your entries until May 2012.
What's Next for Nano?
In conjunction with the Nano in my Life TY Modules CRANN have launched a new poster competition - What's next for nano? Entrants are asked to design a poster outlining future ideas or innovations for nanotechnology, based on what they have learnt during the modules.
The 18th Edition of Euroscola Competition will be run by the European Parliament's Information Office in Spain. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Erasmus grants programme and the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, the theme of this edition is presenting the European programmes that encourage exchange, cooperation and mobility in education and training.
John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2012 Competition
The goal is to improve students' abilities to describe their environment (not limited to environmental issues) with the help of statistics and to use statistics as a tool for making sense of daily life.
LWF12: Awards (Learning Without Frontiers)
The Awards celebrate international practitioners, learners and participants who have excelled in the use of mobile, video games, social media, open source or other disruptive platforms for radically improving learning and teaching by demonstrating genuine innovation and best practice that can be shared amongst colleagues.
eircom Junior Spider Award
The winners of the 2011 eircom Junior Spiders have been announced.
Winners of Scoilnet Encyclopaedia Britannica Teachers Competition announced
A lesson comparing Ancient Egypt with Ancient Mayo and a class which encourages students to become “literary detectives” have been recognised as two of the most creative school lessons in the country.
LASCO Maths Challenge 2012
Annual Inter-schools charity maths competition with a prize fund of £4000, open to all Primary and Secondary Schools in Ireland. All the event information including: how to register; teacher feedback; sample questions etc. can be found via the link below. Register your school and use maths to make a difference!
Texaco Children's Art
Now in its 58th year. Seven different categories, including one for special needs students. Cash prizes. Closes 24 Febuary 2012.
The Future Creators
The Digital Hub in association with NCAD brings you the Future Creators where you can learn to develop 21st century digital skills in a fun & creative environment. You’ll learn how to create Apps for mobile phones, how to develop your own games & to engage with social networking sites – Facebook, My Space, Bebo, Second Life, Twitter. Becoming a part of the Future Creators will not only develop options for future study & career paths, it will give you an opportunity to take part in collaborative, hands-on activities and it will be a lot of fun!