o The Frog Blog: Smart Futures Competition for Schools

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Smart Futures Competition for Schools


Smart Futures, a national campaign for the promotion of careers in information and communication technology (ICT), are holding a brilliant competition asking second level students in Ireland to create a piece of digital media. The theme of the digital content is “Smart Futures” but students can interpret the theme whichever way you wish. 

The competition is open to all second-level students living in and attending school in Ireland and only individual entries are allowed. There are eight categories (animation, audio, game, mobile app, podcast, tech article, video or website) and you can enter as many categories as you like, but only one submission will be allowed per category. There are some excellent prizes up for grabs including an Xbox Kinect, smartphones, HP laptop, iPad, Samsung Home Cinema and lots more. There are even student work experience placements with top ICT companies on offer. If you're a teacher why now download a Smart Futures Competition Poster for your school here.

Smart Futures is a national campaign for second-level students in Ireland highlighting career opportunities in information and communications technology (ICT) in association with e-Skills Week 2012. As well as this brilliant digital media competition, there is also an online careers fair from 23-27 January 2012. Their website is regularly updated with career stories, weblinks, videos and other smaller competitions. Visit smartfutures.ie for more information or follow @Smart FuturesIE on Twitter.