SciFest@College Information for Students

SciFest@College Information for Students

What is SciFest@College

SciFest@College is a programme of STEM fairs for second-level students. The fairs take place in 16 regional venues - the 9 Institutes of Technology, TU Dublin (3 venues: Blanchardstown, Kevin St and Tallaght), Munster TU (2 venues:DCU and St Mary's College Derry.

Normally a SciFest@College fair consists of a competition and exhibition of projects, a prize-giving ceremony, and may also include a selection of science talks, science demonstrations in the college laboratories and advice on careers in STEM and courses available in the college. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the 2021 SciFest@College programme will take place online.

Privacy and Data Protection

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Because of new data protection regulations you will need to have your parent's/guardian's permission to enter SciFest this year if you are under 18. You can download a permission form here or ask your teacher for a copy. When you have the form completed please return it to your teacher for safekeeping.

How Do I Enter

Before you start to complete the entry form please make sure to read the Guidelines for Online Entrants- Students.

The closing date for receipt of completed entry forms for SciFest@College 2021 is Friday 12 March 2021.

On the entry form be sure to select your local venue as entries to each of the venues will be judged separately.

The entry form may be accessed here.

How will the Projects be Judged

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions projects will be judged online. To take part you must upload, to the SciFest website:

(1) your project report book

(2) a short video (maximum 2 minutes)

(3) any further supplementary material you wish to include.

You must upload your work to the SciFest website between Monday 22 March and Friday 30 April.

A panel of judges for each of the 16 venues will judge the projects based on the uploaded materials.

A list of the awards currently available at each of the 16 SciFest@College venues may be viewed here.

Please Note

Your teacher must have registered on the SciFest@College online entry system before you can complete the entry form.

You do not have to complete the entry form in one go; you can save it and return to it later.

When you click the Submit Entry button on the entry form you cannot get the form back, so it's probably a good idea to have it checked by an adult before you submit it.

You must give your teacher a signed Participation Consent and Media Release Form before your entry can be accepted. Ask your teacher for a copy of the form or download it here.

After you submit your form your teacher has to log on and confirm your entry, otherwise it will not be accepted for judging. Therefore, you must be certain to tell your teacher that you have submitted your entry form.

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