National Final Awards

Each year qualifying winners from each of the 16 regional SciFest STEM fairs are invited to compete in the SciFest National Final. Awards at the National Final include the opportunity to represent Ireland at international competitions and events in the United States and Germany. The 2023 National Final took place on Thursday and Friday 23 and 24 November 2023. Details of the specific awards available at the 2023 National Final are posted below.

SciFest STEM Champion 2023
Trophy, €500 and an all-expenses-paid trip for the winning student/s to represent Ireland at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, California in May 2024. Supported by Regeneron.

SciFest STEM Champion 2023 Runner-Up Award

Trophy and €500.

Berlin Long Night of Science Award
Trophy and an all-expenses-paid trip
for the winning student/s and their teacher to attend the Long Night of Science in Berlin in on 22 June 2024 . Supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award
Trophy and €500.
This award is available only to winners of the regional Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award. From these winning projects a panel of judges selects the projects to compete for the Grand Award at the National Final. Sponsored by Boston Scientific.

EirGrid Cleaner Climate Grand Award
Trophy and €500.
This award is available only to winners of the regional EirGrid Climate and Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future Award. From these winning projects a panel of judges selects the projects to compete for the Grand Award at the National Final. Sponsored by EirGrid.

Intel Technology Award
Trophy and €500.
Sponsored by Intel Ireland.

SciFest STEM Outreach Video Award
Trophy and €300
.
National finalists are invited to submit a short video of their project. These videos are posted to the web to be voted on by members of the public. The project receiving the highest number of votes receives the award. Entry for this award is optional.

SciFest Social Sciences Award
Trophy and €150.

SciFest Life Sciences Award
Trophy and €150.

THEA Award
Trophy and €75
. Sponsored by the Technological Higher Education Association

ISTA Award
Trophy and €75
. Sponsored by the Irish Science Teachers' Association.

SciFest Junior Scientist of the Future Award
Trophy and €75.

SciFest Junior Technologist of the Future Award
Trophy and €75.

Excellence in STEM Awards
Engraved plaques.

Teacher of Excellence Award
This award is presented to the teacher of the student/s who win/s the SciFest STEM Champion 2023 title. The winning teacher receives an engraved trophy and will accompany the SciFest STEM Champion/s 2023 to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, California, in May 2024.

Oct
31 2024
SciFest@School in Loreto College, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Nov
08 2024
SciFest@School in Sandymount Park Educate Together Secondary School, Beech Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
Nov
29 2024
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