When is it on?

11th-14th January 2017

Where is it on?

RDS Dublin

When is the judging?

Judging will commence on Wednesday 6th January 2016 from 3.00pm and will continue all day Thursday. Final judging will be completed on Friday morning.

Withdrawal of a qualified project 

When a student confirms that they will exhibit a project, one of the available stand spaces will be allocated against that project. It is the teacher’s responsibility to check with students before the Christmas holidays to confirm that they are still planning to participate. If a project has to be withdrawn please let us know immediately. Call 1800 924 362 from the Republic of Ireland or 0800 917 1297 from Northern Ireland or email: youngscientist@bt.com before 16th December 2015. Failure to do so may lead to the disqualification of participation in the project in future years.

Teachers area?

When you arrive at the RDS register with the BT team at the Teacher Reception Desk, where you will receive your Exhibition ID pass. It is imperative that you wear this at all times for security reasons. Tea and coffee will be served throughout the day in a designated teachers’ area on the main hall balcony. You will receive complimentary lunch vouchers when you register and these can also be used in the teachers’ area.

Help for new teachers

We are delighted to welcome new teachers to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Help is on hand if you run into any problems. Phone our helpdesk numbers and we will direct you to a number of teachers who work with us on the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. School visits to the Exhibition.

Can we bring the whole class?

Why not celebrate your school’s participation in the competition by encouraging your colleagues to bring a class along. Or if you are not participating this year why not bring your class along to experience the buzz around the event and maybe that will encourage them to enter next year’s competition. More information will be sent to schools in October/November with regard to booking school visits.

Useful downloads 

Click here for lots of really useful downloads to help you get the most out of the event, including a 2017 map and schedule.