CWIT calls on students to enter the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2021

Are you the next BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year?

Deadline for entries is Tuesday, 22nd September

Over 200 prizes to be won & entry is FREE

As students return to schools, CWIT is calling on them to be part of an historic year of STEM and enter the 57th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition by 22nd September. For the first time in its 57-year history, the Exhibition will be going virtual in 2021 and will be broadcast across the world from 6th -8th January 2021. 

Renowned for launching the successful careers of some of Ireland’s most innovative change-makers, technologists, scientists and entrepreneurs, the BTYSTE is the perfect start for anyone with big ambitions to make a difference in the world.  And in a changed society, where innovation in science and technology is more important than ever before, it’s time for students to be creative and go beyond limits by putting forward new solutions to world problems.

In January 2021, qualifying BTYSTE students will exhibit their projects online and will be judged across digital platforms. The public will be able to enjoy the excitement of the BTYSTE from the comfort of their home or school in Ireland or from across the globe, and audiences can expect an exciting line-up of international special acts, in addition to the Primary Science Fair, and of course the talented exhibiting students themselves.

The overall prize is one of over 200, and comes with a prize fund of €7,500 and the prestigious title of BT Young Scientist and Technologist(s) of the Year 2021.  The winner(s) will also go on to represent Ireland in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in September 2021, a competition which Ireland has won 15 times, most recently in 2019.

To enter, an individual or group must submit a simple, online one-page proposal outlining their project idea. Entries can be made in any one of four categories: technology; social and behavioural science; biological and ecological science and chemical, physical and mathematical science.

Online entry is now open, with the added bonus that it will be free to enter for students this year as project entry fees have been waived. Entries can now be submitted online at and students are encouraged to get their one page project idea submitted by mid-day on Thursday October 1st 2020.

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