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Awards and Prizes

Many good examples of school science practice are highlighted through awards and prize schemes all over Europe. If you would like to feature your award scheme or competition in this section, then please contact johanna.snellman@eun.org.


Write an article and take part in the EPM Award Competition!
European Pupils Magazine (EPM) is an international periodical about the History of Science and Technology, written by European students aged from 14 to 19. Currently EPM is looking for writers for its new issue. Participant pupils and teachers can win a trip to EPMeeting held in...
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Take your Classroom into Space
The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched a Call for Education Ideas, which invites European educators to propose a scientific demonstration that would behave differently in the weightlessness of the International Space Station (ISS) than on Earth. The participants should identify...
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"Energy is our Future" competitions for schools
The Futurenergia – Energy is our Future -project has launched three interesting competitions for schools: “Profile the FuturEnergia Hero”, “The Adventures of FuturEnergia Hero”, and “Wanna be a Hero??”
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Take part in the Development Youth Prize 2007 and win a trip to Africa!
Young people aged 16-18 from around Europe are invited to participate by submitting a piece of artwork which for them best highlights the impact of environmental change on developing countries. Their creative vision can help raise awareness among fellow pupils, teachers, families...
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Maltese project wins 2007 EUN eLearning Awards
The project “Rescue La Vallette: An Adventure in Time” from the Dun Anton Manche school in Malta won the Young Digital Planet Award for the best use of ICT at the 7th eLearning Awards.
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Online course “Earth in the Universe” awarded
The online course “Earth in the Universe” was awarded with the Telefonica 02 award for mathematics and science in the 2007 eLearning Awards contest. The course has been designed as a way of delivering the astronomy content within a Science course to be used with students...
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"Catch a Star" and win an astronomical competition!
"Catch a Star!" is the name of an international competition organised by ESO - the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere - and the European Association for Astronomy Education. Primary or secondary school pupils from all over the world are invited...
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International Stockholm Junior Water Prize
The International Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition aims to encourage young people’s interest in issues concerning water and the environment. The national and international competitions are open to pre-university young people between 15-20 years of age.
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SkyWatch 2007: an International Astronomy Contest
Supported by European Schoolnet (EUN) and European Distance E-learning Network (EDEN), SkyWatch 2007 is an international astronomy competition organized within the framework of the DSpace project (e-Ten program of the European Commission). Participants (high-school students, teachers,...
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Awards for english and irish science teachers
Do you know a physics teacher or primary science teacher who is cosmically inspiring? Does he or she make science (at the primary level) or physics (at the secondary level) astronomically exciting and challengingly cool?
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The 6th eLearning Awards is now open for schools
The eLearning Awards is Europe’s premier competition rewarding excellent use of new technologies by schools. Over €200,000 has been awarded to schools since it was first organised in 2000.
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Development Youth Prize
The Development Youth Prize is open to schools in the 25 member states of the European Union and is addressed to pupils aged between 16 and 18 (inclusive) at the time of the deadline. The focus for the 2006 competition is Africa and there are three themes for entries: Education,...
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Impact your Environment
The school competition 'Impact your Environment' is an initiative of the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission to find a new, memorable name for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative. The new name has to be understood...
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Green Week 2006 School Competition: European pupils apply their creativity to highlight biodiversity
This year’s Green Week will focus on biodiversity. The annual environmental conference and exhibition will take place in Brussels between 30 May and 2 June 2006. Part of the event is the annual Green Week School Competition, which encourages young people from all EU Member...
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A new award from the Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is launching a new award - backed by Bill Bryson and his publishers - open to school and sixth-form college students throughout the UK. The RSC Bill Bryson Prize is aimed at encouraging clear science communication in its widest form.
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FOOD 4U Campaign and video spot competition
In the second edition of the FOOD 4U Campaign for becoming aware of the importance of a healthy and correct diet, promoted by the Italian Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry Policies and addressed to students and teachers of secondary schools from15 European Countries, a competition,...
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Young Reporters for the Environment: teachers and pupils in a field project
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is a programme designed to promote environmental education within secondary schools. At the moment, 400 schools from 17 countries participate in the project.
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Ingenious Image competition in Ireland
Take a picture of scientific or local interest, tell us about it with some added text and enter our competition to win an iPod nano!
The competition is open to all students in Ireland aged 11 to 16 until February 10th 2006. You can amend or change your entry until midnight...
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Imagine: sharing ideas in the life sciences
Imagine is a school competition inviting life scientists to submit proposals for the application of a specific useful and affordable technology in a developing country. High school students (in groups of 2-5) set up a business plan for the proposal of their choice.
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Global Junior Challenge Award 2006 is open for entries
The Global Junior Challenge is a global award promoted by the Digital Youth Consortium, a non-profit organization founded by the Municipality of Rome and six major ICT companies. The award, dedicated to young people and schools, aims to identify and reward best practice in the use...
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The Mechanical Bang
Experimentarium’s school competition 2005 “The Mechanical Bang” has chosen, as a tribute to the World Year of Physics, to put focus on mechanics and mechanical energy.
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Top 100 selection for the eLearning Awards 2005
After a long and careful evaluation of the almost 800 entries to the eLearning Awards 2005, the Top 100 selection for the eLearning Awards 2005 has been announced.
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Wallace and Gromit call on primary schools in the UK
Is your school ready to meet the Great Vegetable Challenge? Win £2,500 to develop a growing area in your school plus a visit from Wallace and Gromit!
The Great Vegetable Challenge competition is a collaboration between the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Growing...
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Primary Science Teaching Awards 2005
Do you know an excellent science teacher at a primary school? You can nominate him or her for these awards. The AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust/Times Educational Supplement in conjunction with the Association for Science Education (ASE) is promoting several awards open to all...
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